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Golem: A legend of old Prague

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In "Golem: A Legend of Old Prague," Rudolf Lothar transports readers to a mystical world filled with magic and mystery. Set in the fascinating city of Prague, the novel weaves together elements of folklore, legend, and historical fiction to create a rich tapestry of storytelling.

Lothar's depiction of the mythic creature, the Golem, is both haunting and captivating. As the golem is brought to life to protect the Jewish community of Prague, readers are drawn into a world where the line between man and monster blurs. The author's vivid descriptions and attention to detail bring the story to life, immersing readers in the atmospheric setting of old Prague.

The narrative is suspenseful and engaging, with twists and turns that keep readers on the edge of their seats. Through the eyes of the young rabbi who creates the Golem, readers are taken on a journey of self-discovery and moral dilemmas that add depth and complexity to the story.

Overall, "Golem: A Legend of Old Prague" is a captivating read that blends history, myth, and fantasy into a compelling tale. Lothar's storytelling skills shine in this novel, making it a must-read for anyone who enjoys a good old-fashioned legend brought to life.

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Rabbi Loeb creates a clay man to house a perfect soul that he hopes will not be blighted by human prejudices. The plan does not go as he hoped... This is one of many stories about the golem, all of which involve Rabbi Loeb , a 16th-century talmudic scholar known as The Maharal.

Rodolf Lother was an Austrian writer. This story was published in the B'nai Brith journal The Menorah in 1896 and subsequently included in the author's German language book Der Golem: Phantasien und Historien .

- Summary by Adrian Praetzellis

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