golem


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Synonyms for golem

(Jewish folklore) an artificially created human being that is given life by supernatural means

a mechanism that can move automatically

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9) The first story of the Golem that portrays the Golem as protecting the Jews from blood libel was published by Rabbi Yudl Rosenberg in 1909, as Nifla'ot Maharal im ha-Golem (The Golem, or the Miraculous Deeds of Rabbi Liva).
La historia del Golem sobrevivio a su creador: decenios mas tarde la escritora inglesa Mary Shelley se inspiro en ella para escribir su novela sobre el doctor Frankenstein, y en 1919 la leyenda del rabino y su sirviente fue filmada por cineastas alemanes que la convirtieron en una diatriba contra los judios.
Many of the other readings of Eliot's fiction are less convincing, making free associations between the concept of the golem and a multitude of other Victorian concerns in which Eliot took interest, such as the French Revolution, science, the Industrial Revolution, and feminism.
The story is built around Rochel, though the emperor and the Golem sometimes loom very large.
Transcurrido cierto tiempo, las prodigiosas hazanas de los iniciados en la disciplina consolidaron la confianza en el poder sin limites de la palabra: se decia que un maestro del siglo XV, el rabi Loew de Praga habia fabricado una entidad artificial, un Golem, que cobro vida cuando fue escrito sobre su frente de arcilla uno de los nombres secretos de Dios.
Der Golem in Bayreuth is an amusing play, well suited for the theater.
With the terrorist bombings in Israel dominating the news, Vilna's Got a Golem becomes newly topical.
A Golem is an "artificial person" both because of the method of its creation and because of its defined legal status as being somehow distinct from "natural persons," i.
Collins and Pinch draw on an East European Yiddish tradition in which a golem was 'a metaphor for any lumbering fool who knows neither his own strength nor the extent of his clumsiness and ignorance' (p.
In most of the Jewish mystical accounts and in the majority of literary texts, both the creator and the golem are of the male gender.
THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM 15 A MACABRE murder mystery shrouded in the shadows and fog of London's back alleys in the 1880s.
And while we're at it, what do enchanted dreidels or golem latkes have anything really to do with the festival of lights?
THEATRE Golem is a dystopian fable for the 21st century, which cleverly and satirically explores one of the great questions of the modern world - who or what is in control of our technologies?
THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM (15) HHH HH Bill Nighy BILL NIGHY brings solemnity and gravitas to the complex role of a righteous police officer, whose career has been dogged by rumours that "he's not the marrying kind".
THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM (15) HHH HH BILL NIGHY brings solemnity and gravitas to the complex role of a righteous police officer, whose career has been dogged by rumours that "he's not the marrying kind".