Abba Yossi

Contributed by Rabbi Geoffrey W. Dennis

The only Talmudic Sage credited with performing an exorcism, he drove an evil spirit from a water source with the help of townspeople. The exorcism involved shouting the phrase, "Ours triumphs!" and beating the water with iron implements.

Article copyright © 2004 Geoffrey Dennis.



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