Exhibition on rabbi Loew opens in Prague

Excerpt from a news article:

An exhibition devoted to the life and legacy of scholar and philosopher rabbi Loew, according to legends a creator of supernatural monster Golem from the early 17th century, opens at Prague Castle on Wednesday to mark the 400th anniversary of Loew’s death.

The exhibition, staged by the Prague Castle Authority along with the Jewish Museum in Prague, is opened in the Imperial Stable (Cisarska konirna) from August 5 to November 8.

“Although golem is a concept of Jewish mysticism, it is evidently only loosely associated with rabbi Loew. No hints is contained in his work that he would ever attempt such mystical spiritual exercise as the creation of a golem,” Jewish Museum director Leo Pavlat said.

Read more at the original site or on the museum’s page about the exhibition.

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