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What do think of the following? Do you take it seriously? Would Judaism accept it?

(Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Get in touch with your playful side. Do something creative like change your hairstyle, shoot a roll of black-and-white film on your old camera, or rearrange your furniture.

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You party child! If anyone knows how to have a good time, it’s you! Everyone follows your lead. At the office, your carefree attitude sets the tone for your department. At home, an unexpected phone call brings exciting news.

If you find this amusing, it has served its purpose. This excerpt from the Los Angeles Times Horoscope concludes with the following disclaimer: “

However, this doesn’t mean that there is no validity to Astrology; rather we may not know how to read the stars as well as the ancients. Many people are surprised to learn that Judaism in fact accepts Astrology, as the following sources illustrate:

Genesis 15:5-8

“And Abraham said, Lord G-d, what will you give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is Eliezer of Dameseq? Behold, you have given me no seed, and one born in my house is my heir. And the word of the Lord came to him saying, ‘This shall not be your heir, but he that shall come forth out of your own loins shall be your heir’. And He brought him outside and said, ‘Look toward the heaven and count the stars if you are able to number them, and He said to him, so shall thy seed be’.”

Shabbat 156a

ךיעממ אצי רשא םא יכ ואל ול רמא יתוא שרוי יתיב ןב ע"שבר ה"בקה ינפל םהרבא רמא אצ היל רמא ןב דילוהל יואר יניאו ילש תונינגטציאב יתלכתסנ ע"שבר וינפל רמא .ךלש תונינגטציאמ

Exodus 1:16

אוהִ ת ַבּ ם ִאוְ ,וֹתֹא ןתֶּ מִ הֲוַ אוּה ן ֵבּ ם ִא :םיִנָבְ אָהָ לעַ ,ןתֶ י ִארְ וּ ,תוֹיּרִ בְ עִ הָ ת ֶא ן ֶכדְ לֶּיַבְּ ,רמֶ אֹיּוַ . ה יָ ָח וָ


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