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THE GOLEM (staged reading)
TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2019, AT 7:30 PM
at the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
A dramatic reading of H. Leivick’s classic 1921 retelling of the legendary Golem of Prague delves into the world of mysticism as a meditation on the effect of violence on the Jewish soul.
H. Leivick’s The Golem is among the most important works of Yiddish theatre, tracing the roots of anti-Semitism and the blood libel that has been the pretext for anti-Semitism for centuries. Set in seventeenth-century Prague just before Passover, The Golem tells the story of a Jewish community that has experienced pogroms at the hands of Christians during their holy season.
The legendary wonder-working Rabbi, known as the Maharel, creates a Golem to protect the Jewish community from further persecution. But the Golem’s innate violence turns against the community, Jews and gentiles alike, and the creature must be destroyed.
In Yiddish with English supertitles.
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