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What do Jews believe about ghosts and evil spirits? It seem to me that the Bible gives clear definition about the fact that they are real. What do Jews believe about this?

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First things first, if you are really considering conversion, find a rabbi. You will most likely find more satisfactory answers asking someone in person than asking an online forum of strangers. Second, welcome, and thank you for bringing your question here. – Seth J Nov 5 '13 at 14:23
Seth, where are ghosts and evil spirits mentioned in the Bible? – Ephraim Nov 5 '13 at 15:37
@Ephraim Regarding "ghosts", how about Sh'muel I, ch. 28, for example. – Fred Nov 5 '13 at 15:46
Hi Evaldas! Can you include some examples of where you think the Bible gives clear definitions of this? – Double AA Nov 5 '13 at 17:27

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