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Yuval Harari
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Yuval Harari is Head of the Program of Folklore Studies in the Department of Hebrew Literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His main research interest is Jewish magic and practical Kabbalah from antiquity until today and its place in the matrix of Jewish culture and discourse. Yuval has recently written Early Jewish Magic - Research, Method, Sources, Jerusalem: Ben Zvi Institute, 2010 [Heb.], “Jewish Magic – An Annotated Overview,” El Prezente 5 (2011), [Heb.], and “The Sword of Moses – A New Translation and Introduction,” in Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft 7 (2012). He has co-edited, with Tamar Alexander, a special issue on Jewish folklore for the European Journal of Jewish Studies (3/1, 2009) and with Gideon Bohak and Shaul Shaked, Continuity and Innovation in the Magical Tradition, Leiden: Brill (2011). Yuval currently is focusing on Jewish dream magic.