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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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In a passage from Judah the Pious's Sefer Gematri'ot that Shyovitz quotes, the first and only golem ever created tells the rabbis who brought him into being to erase the aleph from the word 'emet (truth) on its forehead, thus leaving only met (dead), in order to destroy the golem.
Chapter 3 presents us with a challenging reversal of the golem narrative.
Our tradition is full of stories of rabbis creating humanoids, more popularly known as golems. The most famous was created by the 16th-century Rabbi Judah Loew of Prague to protect the Jewish community from blood libels.
Golem, who sustained gunshot wounds in the body, was brought to Valenzuela Medical Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.
In the opening stanza of "El Golem," the poetic voice speaks of the possibility that God maybe encoded in the very letters and syllables of his own name:
The legend of the Golem of Prague has endured through the ages -- a creature fashioned by a 16th Century rabbi to protect his congregation, now lying dormant in the garret of a synagogue.
Golem Academy transports players to Dark Tree Village in the mythical world of the Golems—powerful protectors brought to life by the magic of the Dark Tree.
But what he doesn't initially know is that the murders have awakened a mythic semihuman monster--the Golem of Prague, first created out of mud by a late 16th-century mystic rabbi to protect his community from persecution and then stored in the attic of Prague's Old-New Synagogue--bent on achieving justice.
Most spectacular of all for me was my 11-hour round trip climb of Golem Korab, at 2,764 meters the highest peak in either Macedonia or Albania and 12th highest peak in Europe.
The Golem and the Jinni provides a fine multicultural immigrant story that blends Jewish and Arab folk mythology in telling of two supernatural creatures who arrive separately in New York in 1899.
The Golem redux; from Prague to post-Holocaust fiction.
Golem e uma palavra que aparece uma so vez na Biblia, no salmo 139:16, e que quer dizer: sem forma, o informe.
In the experiment, two of the copper magnetic field coils on the Golem tokamak in Prague were replaced by high temperature superconductor in a simple cooling system known as a cryostat Plasma pulses were then created in the normal way and the tokamak operated exactly as expected.
Through the rabbi's words and rituals, The Golem of Prague is born.