Sunday, December 23, 2012

Superstitions in 17th Century Poland: Tobias Hakohen's remark

Tobias ben Moses Cohn (1652–1729) in his "medical" book Ma'aseh Tuviah, makes this interesting remark in reference to the country of Poland. " There is no country in the world, where people occupy themselves with demons, amulets, incantations, conjurations, and dreams more than in this country" He notes, that even if there were no such things as demons, they should have been created for the sake of this country.

Maaseh Tuvia, Yesnitz 1721, page 86c

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