Torah Perspective on Dybbuks

Question

What is the Torah perspective on dybbuks? Are they real?

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Answers

  1. There have been only a few authentic cases throughout history of the dybbuk. One in the beginning of the century involving Rabbi Israel Meir
    Kagan (the Chofetz Chaim), and one in the previous century involving the Gaon of Vilna. There was also a case in Tzfat in the 16th Century. However, according to mainstream thought there are no longer Dybbuks and it is not something that one should be too concerned about.

    For further information about the occult in Jewish Law I suggest the following book:Faith and Folly by Yaakov Moshe Hillel.

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