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The word was used to mean an amorphous, unformed material in Psalms and medieval writing. The most famous golem narrative involves Judah Loew ben Bezalelthe lateth-century rabbi of Prague. Many tales are differing on how the golem was brought to life and afterward controlled. According to Moment Magazine"the golem is a highly mutable metaphor with seemingly limitless symbolism.
It can be a victim or villain, Jew or non-Jew, man or woman—or sometimes both. Over the centuries it has been used to connote war, community, isolation, hope, and despair. In Modern Hebrewgolem is used to mean "dumb" or "helpless". Similarly, it is often used today as a metaphor for a mindless lunk or entity who serves a man under controlled conditions but is hostile to him under others. The oldest stories of golems date to early Judaism. Early on, the main disability of the golem was its inability to speak.
Sanhedrin Under The Golem - Sungod - First Matter describes Rava creating a man gavra. He sent the man to Rav Zeira. Rav Zeira spoke to him, but he did not answer. Rav Zeira said, "You were created by the sages; return to your dust". During the Middle Agespassages from the Sefer Yetzirah Book of Creation were studied as a means to create and animate a golem, although there is little in the writings of Jewish mysticism that supports this belief.
It was believed that golems could be activated by an ecstatic experience induced by the ritualistic use of various letters of the Hebrew Alphabet  forming a " shem " any one of the Names of Godwherein the shem was written on a piece of paper and inserted in the mouth or in the forehead of the golem.
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One source credits 11th century Jew Solomon ibn Gabirol with creating a golem,  possibly female, for household chores. Joseph Delmedigo informs us in that "many legends of this sort are current, particularly in Germany. The earliest known written account of how to create a golem can be found in Sodei Razayya by Eleazar ben Judah of Worms of the late 12th and early 13th century. A Under The Golem - Sungod - First Matter Kabbalistwriting in about —, reported the creation of a golem by Rabbi Eliyahu thus: Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin) - Mountain - Nantucket Sleighride I have heard, in a certain and explicit way, from several respectable persons that one man [living] close to our time, whose name is R.
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He then removed the Holy Name that was embedded on his forehead, thus causing him to disintegrate and return to dust. Nonetheless, while he was engaged in extracting the Holy Name from him, the Golem injured him, scarring him on the face.
According to the Polish Kabbalist, "the legend was known to several persons, thus allowing us to speculate that the legend had indeed circulated for some time before it was committed to writing and, consequently, we may assume that its origins are to be traced to the generation immediately following the death of R. Eliyahu, if not earlier. The most famous golem narrative involves Judah Loew ben Bezalelthe late 16th century rabbi of Praguealso known as the Maharal, who reportedly "created a golem out of clay from the banks of the Vltava River and brought it to life through rituals and Hebrew incantations to defend the Prague ghetto from anti-Semitic attacks" and pogroms.
The Golem was called Josef and was known as Yossele. It was said that he could make himself invisible and summon spirits from the Espana En Marcha - Paco Ibañez - Paco Ibañez A LOlympia. Some versions have the golem eventually going on a murderous rampage. The rabbi then managed to pull the shem from his mouth and immobilize him  in front of the synagogue, whereupon the golem fell in pieces.
A recent legend tells of a Nazi agent ascending to the synagogue attic during World War II and trying to stab the Golem, but he died instead. Some Orthodox Jews believe that the Maharal did actually create a golem. The evidence for this belief has been analyzed from an Orthodox Jewish perspective by Shnayer Z.
Under The Golem - Sungod - First Matter general view of historians and critics is that the story of the Golem of Prague was a German literary invention Under The Golem - Sungod - First Matter the early 19th century. According to John Neubauer, the first writers on the Prague Golem were:.
However, there are in fact a couple of slightly earlier examples, in   and All of these early accounts of the Golem of Prague are in German by Jewish writers. It has been suggested that they emerged as part of a Jewish folklore movement parallel with the contemporary German folklore movement. The origins of the story have been obscured by attempts to exaggerate its age and to pretend that it dates from the time of the Maharal.
Rosenberg claimed that the book was based upon a manuscript that he found in the main library in Metz. Wonders of Maharal "is generally recognized in academic circles to be a literary hoax". The nature and quality of their words are mysterious, sealed and hidden. No Hebrew work published in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries even in Prague is aware that the Maharal created a golem.
There is a similar tradition relating to the Vilna Gaon or "the saintly genius from Vilnius" — Rabbi Chaim Volozhin Lithuania — reported in an introduction to Sifra de Tzeniuta that he once presented to his teacher, the Vilna Gaon, ten different versions of Secret Garden - Bruce Springsteen - Greatest Hits certain passage in the Sefer Yetzira and asked the Under The Golem - Sungod - First Matter to determine the correct text.
The amazed student then commented to his teacher that, with such clarity, he should Under The Golem - Sungod - First Matter be able to create a live human. The Gaon affirmed Rabbi Chaim's assertion and said Gangstas Watch - Noreaga - Melvin Flynt - Da Hustler he once began to create a person when he was a child, under the age of 13, but during the process, he received a sign from Heaven ordering him to desist because of his tender age.
The existence of a golem is sometimes a mixed blessing. Golems are not intelligent, and if commanded to perform a task, they will perform the instructions literally. In many depictions, Golems are inherently perfectly obedient. In one version of this story, the rabbi had to resort to trickery to deactivate it, whereupon it crumbled upon its creator and crushed him. The theme also manifests itself in R. The Golem is a popular figure in the Czech Republic.
Abraham Akkerman preceded his article on human automatism in the contemporary city with a short satirical poem on a pair of golems turning human. A Yiddish and Slavic folktale is the Clay Boy, which combines elements of the Golem and The Gingerbread Manin which a lonely couple makes a child out of clay, with disastrous or comical consequences.
The Clay Boy comes to life; at first, the couple is delighted and treats him Under The Golem - Sungod - First Matter a real child, but the Clay Boy does not stop growing and eats all their food, then all their livestock, and then the Clay Boy eats his parents.
The Clay Boy rampages through the village until he is smashed by a quick-thinking goat. Media related to Golem at Wikimedia Commons. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Golem disambiguation. This section may need to be rewritten to comply with Wikipedia's quality standards. You can help. The discussion page may contain suggestions. March Jewish Word Golem. Retrieved Simpson; E. Weiner, eds. Oxford English Dictionary 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
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The Jewish Encyclopedia. Matthew Kressel. Kahana, Warsaw,p. Cited by Leiman, S. The New York Times. Archived from the original on May 9, According to Czech legend, the Golem was fashioned from clay and brought to life by a rabbi to protect Prague's 16th-century ghetto from persecution, and is said to be called forth in times of crisis.
True to form, he is once again experiencing a revival and, in this commercial age, has spawned a one-monster industry. Archived from the original on Archived from the original on 1 September Retrieved 12 January Atlas Obscura. Walter de Gruyter. Kaltenbaeck, Johann Paul ed. Bahrgang, Bweiter ed. Defterreichilche Beitfchrift in German. Oxford University.