"Books are supposed to elicit strong responses. This one certainly did for me. Just not the one I hoped."

The Golem and the Jinni

"Books are supposed to elicit strong responses. This one certainly did for me. Just not the one I hoped."

sigrid rødli Cover illustration for Gustav Meyrink's The Golem (1914).

sigrid rødli Cover illustration for Gustav Meyrink's The Golem (1914).

In Jewish tradition, the golem is most widely known as an artificial creature created by magic, often to serve its creator. The word "golem" appears only once in the Bible (Psalms139:16). In Hebrew, "golem" stands for "shapeless mass." The Talmud uses the word as "unformed" or "imperfect" and according to Talmudic legend, Adam is called "golem," meaning "body without a soul" (Sanhedrin 38b) for the first 12 hours of his existence. The golem appears in other places in the Talmud as well. One…

Golem

In Jewish tradition, the golem is most widely known as an artificial creature created by magic, often to serve its creator. The word "golem" appears only once in the Bible (Psalms139:16). In Hebrew, "golem" stands for "shapeless mass." The Talmud uses the word as "unformed" or "imperfect" and according to Talmudic legend, Adam is called "golem," meaning "body without a soul" (Sanhedrin 38b) for the first 12 hours of his existence. The golem appears in other places in the Talmud as well. One…

The golem, Sébastien Brunet on ArtStation at https://www.artstation.com/artwork/the-golem

The golem, Sébastien Brunet on ArtStation at https://www.artstation.com/artwork/the-golem

The Golem: How He Came into the World / HU DVD 4650 / http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=6906559

The Golem: How He Came into the World / HU DVD 4650 / http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=6906559

The Jewish Museum - Collection - The Golem, 1987 / ccording to Jewish legend, the golem is an artificial being created by magic. Based on the idea that life can be fashioned from dead matter, the myth of the golem dates back to the kabbalah, the code of Jewish mysticism, which is as old as the Bible. The most well-known golem story is about the one created in the sixteenth century by Rabbi Loew, the famous Talmudic scholar from Prague. Rabbi Loew fashioned his artificial being out of clay…

The Jewish Museum - Collection - The Golem, 1987 / ccording to Jewish legend, the golem is an artificial being created by magic. Based on the idea that life can be fashioned from dead matter, the myth of the golem dates back to the kabbalah, the code of Jewish mysticism, which is as old as the Bible. The most well-known golem story is about the one created in the sixteenth century by Rabbi Loew, the famous Talmudic scholar from Prague. Rabbi Loew fashioned his artificial being out of clay…

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The Golem is a creature from Jewish folklore which was a clay figure animated by a holy man. It was generally unable to speak, lacked a soul, and followed orders like an automaton. The original Hebrew word can mean an unshaped form or figuratively a stupid person. In some versions of the legend, the golem always obeyed its creator but could act as a Literal Genie; the idea of the golem deliberately rebelling was only introduced later.

The Golem is a creature from Jewish folklore which was a clay figure animated by a holy man. It was generally unable to speak, lacked a soul, and followed orders like an automaton. The original Hebrew word can mean an unshaped form or figuratively a stupid person. In some versions of the legend, the golem always obeyed its creator but could act as a Literal Genie; the idea of the golem deliberately rebelling was only introduced later.

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