I really don’t know if I believe in dybbuks or not. Where is “dybbuk” mentioned in the Torah? It is hard to differentiate between what is a “dybbuk,” mental illness or a hoax (or even somebody trying to get attention by pretending to have a “dybbuk”).
To the Western World, even amongst some frum people, they don’t seem to believe in “dybbuks” as much as mental illness and I would like to know if there have been any substantial proof of curing a “dybbuk.”
Does a “dybbuk” inhabit a generally normal Yid and then he or she suddenly acts “different” and in an insane or dangerous manner?
Are we even allowed in Yiddishkeit to believe in “Dybbuk removal”? I know we are not allowed to believe in “psychics,” etc., because 99.9% are fake and the other come from the Sitra Achra – the tumah and kelipos.
Please excuse my questions, as I am a ba’alas teshuvah and was brought up very “American.” But if you can give me a solid answer, I am willing to listen.
Thank you very much.
Rochel Bat Esther