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Amulets In Jewish Culture

The practice of amulet-making and amulet usage has a rocky history in Jewish culture. This article explains why, and lists some of the rules and regulations Jewish society created in order to control who made them, and how. Full Article >
Last Modified: 2007-12-27

Parchment Amulets

The text and figures on parchment amulets were generally more elaborate and correct than on those of their metal counterparts, and are thought to have been created by men of higher skill and qualifications. This article provides an overview of parchment amulets, including their creation, composition and use. Full Article >
Last Modified: 2007-12-27

Metal Amulets

A survey of metal amulets, including types, shapes, classification, and materials. Full Article >
Last Modified: 2008-01-18

Three Metal Amulets: Descriptions and Translations

Three silver Hebrew amulets in the author's possession are pictured, translated, and commented on. You may wish to read “Amulets in Jewish Culture”, “Metal Amulets”, “The Use of Scripture in Practical Kabbalah”, and “The Names of God” first, and compare to “Parchment Amulets”, for some background information, but it is not absolutely necessary. Full Article >
Last Modified: 2008-01-18


About the Amulet Icon:

The image represents a simplified version of a common type and shape of silver amulet. The word on the amulet, Sheddai ("Almighty"), is a Name of God. Metatron the angel was perceived to be particularly powerful because numerically, his name is equivalent to Sheddai. It would therefore not be unusual to use this Name on an amulet to invoke heavenly protection.