The Resource The golem and the wondrous deeds of the Maharal of Prague, Yudl Rosenberg ; translated from the Hebrew and edited and with an introduction and notes by Curt Leviant

The golem and the wondrous deeds of the Maharal of Prague, Yudl Rosenberg ; translated from the Hebrew and edited and with an introduction and notes by Curt Leviant

Label
The golem and the wondrous deeds of the Maharal of Prague
Title
The golem and the wondrous deeds of the Maharal of Prague
Statement of responsibility
Yudl Rosenberg ; translated from the Hebrew and edited and with an introduction and notes by Curt Leviant
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
This collection of inter-related stories about a sixteenth-century Prague rabbi and the golem he created became an immediate bestseller upon its publication in 1909. So widely popular and influential was Yudl Rosenberg's book, it is no exaggeration to claim that the author transformed the centuries-old understanding of the creature of clay and single-handedly created the myth of the golem as protector of the Jewish people during times of persecution. In addition to translating Rosenberg's classic golem story into English for the first time, Curt Leviant also offers an introduction in which he sets Rosenberg's writing in historical context and discusses the golem legend before and after Rosenberg's contributions. Generous annotations are provided for the curious reader. The book is full of adventures, surprises, romance, suspense, mysticism, Jewish pride, and storytelling at its best. The Chief Rabbi of Prague, known as the Maharal, brings the golem Yossele to life to help the Jews fight false accusations of ritual murder - the infamous blood libel. More human, more capable, and more reliable as a protector than any golem imagined before, Rosenberg's Golem irrevocably changed one of the most widely influential icons of Jewish folklore
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
398.2/089924
Illustrations
facsimiles
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Hebrew
LC call number
BM531
LC item number
.R6913 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The golem and the wondrous deeds of the Maharal of Prague, Yudl Rosenberg ; translated from the Hebrew and edited and with an introduction and notes by Curt Leviant
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Publisher's preface -- Bill of sale -- The history of the great Gaon, the holy, supernal Maharal of Prague, may the memory of that righteous, saintly man be a blessing for life in the world to come -- The Maharal's battle against the blood libel -- The Maharal's suggestion to have a disputation with the priests -- The disputation -- "A man who excels at his work shall attend upon kings" : this is the Maharal -- How the Maharal created the golem -- How Yossele the golem carried water for Passover -- How Yossele the golem caught fish for Rosh Hashana -- For what purposes the Maharal used the golem -- The Maharal's first miracle with the golem -- The astonishing tale of the healer's daughter -- The wondrous and famous story known as "The daughter's misfortune" -- A very amazing tale about a blood libel by the priest Thaddeus which caused his final downfall and his banishment from Prague -- The marvelous story of the wonder of wonders that the Maharal revealed to the two Berls whose two children were switched by a midwife -- The astounding story of the Torah that fell to the floor on Yom Kippur -- The attack on Yossele the golem -- An awesome tale about the ruin near Prague -- A wondrous tale about Duke Bartholomew -- The last blood libel in Prague during the Maharal's lifetime -- How the Maharal brought about the end of the golem -- The Maharal's remarks concerning the golem -- A miraculous event pertaining to the Maharal's engagement
Control code
ocn191736826
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxiv, 220 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300134728
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
facsimile
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt112nmp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24280902
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)191736826
  • pebcs030013472X
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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