Posts Tagged ‘ golem ’

Lower Manhattan Supernatural

June 4, 2013
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Every culture has its superstitions and its supermen: the German imp, the South African giant Abiyoyo, the golem of Jewish lore, and the jinni of Arabic mythology. What if, during one of America’s great waves of immigration, 2 of these mythic creatures collided? That’s what happens in The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker‘s compulsively readable debut novel.…

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The Secret Underbelly of the Shtetl

August 28, 2012
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We suggest you spend some time exploring the secret history (and seedy underbelly) of the…

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Treasure Hunt in Prague

July 26, 2012
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In the late 1500s, Prague was a cultural hotspot. The reigning monarch of the Holy Roman…

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A Golem Goes to Hebrew School

May 23, 2012
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Literary grandmaster Cynthia Ozick is a critic, an innovator, and…

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Supergod

August 28, 2011
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Is Superman Jewish? His creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster,…

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