Do you need a rabbi for exorcism or could you do it yourself?

Like can you "kick out" a demon from yourself? Or do you need a Rabbi or someone else to help you?

If you talk to a friend that might have a demon inside, could you give the man/woman some advice so they could fix their own problem?

Is there maybe a rabbi who have told this kinda story?


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If the person with the dibbuk believes it is a dibbuk then you will need someone, e.g. a rabbi, who the person believes is effective against dibbukim to remove it.

People generally assume that what was meant to happen will happen, so that the placebo effect may work with physical ailments but will probably work with spiritual and emotional ones.

  • I think you meant ... will probably NOT work with spiritual ... but wasn't sure enough to edit for you
    – mbloch
    Mar 30, 2016 at 2:58
  • @mbloch Hmm. It sounds right to me as it is. "May" on the physical, "probably" on the spiritual/emotional.
    – Mike
    Mar 30, 2016 at 3:14
  • @Mike I meant to say that it is missing a not, otherwise why write but
    – mbloch
    Mar 30, 2016 at 3:15
  • @mbloch I think that he means may or may not work on the physical side (but could be rare), but would most probably work on the spiritual or emotional side. Mar 30, 2016 at 14:09

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