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  • Stephen Hawking’s worst nightmare? Golem 2.0

    January 6, 2015 | 3:09 pm

    Stephen Hawking is much in the news these days. His personal story, the subject of the recently released film “The Theory of Everything,” is already spoken of as an Oscar contender. Diagnosed in 1963 with the dreaded Lou Gehrig’s disease and given two years to live, he went on to a...

  • Gospel of the Golem of Los Angeles

    September 18, 2013 | 11:57 am

    The students glisten with youth. Every one of them is beautiful.

    The world has yet to enter them and breathe away their souls.

    I want to be like the children, but I am dirt and clay.

    I woke one day and told myself, Stand up and walk like a man!

    I raised my dust up out of...

  • A tale of a Golem, a Jinni, of love and of humanity

    July 31, 2013 | 4:45 pm

    Every now and then a reviewer might have the luck of a novel landing on her table that is not only engrossing, imaginative and a pure joy to read, but also well-crafted and intelligent.   This is the case with Hellen Wecker’s debut novel, “The Golem and the Jinni” (Harper\Harper...

  • JDub throws off the label and opts for change

    By George Robinson

    July 23, 2008 | 2:55 am


    Golem live ('Romania, Romania!') at the Knitting Factory in NYC June 2007


    JDub was never supposed to be just a record label, and as JDub records celebrates its fifth anniversary with a free concert on July 27 downtown at California Plaza, it is more clear than ever that the...

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  • VIDEO: Der Golem (1920) with new original soundtrack

    May 11, 2008 | 6:11 pm

    The classic 1920 German expressionist black and white horror film “The Golem” gets a new soundtrack by Hollywood composer Carvin Knowles in this original JewishJournal.com video

    Carvin Knowles writes:

    In the 16th Century CE Rabbi Judah Loew was said to have created a powerful...

  • Jewish monster ‘The Golem’ arises from the mists, with new music!

    By JewishJournal.com

    October 30, 2007 | 5:42 pm

    In the 16th Century CE Rabbi Judah Loew was said to have created a powerful Golem to defend Prague’s Jewish ghetto.

    Although I composed this segment of score for the scene in Paul Wegener’s 1920 prequel to his silent Golem series in the summer of 2002,  I only recorded it during...

  • Golems, schlemiels, reporter for a day

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    October 25, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Things That Go Bump in the Night We're getting into the "spirit" of things this month. YeLAdim loves a good scary story, so we asked our friends at the Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles to suggest some of their favorites.

    "Golem" by David Wisniewski (Clarion Books, 1996) ...

  • Q & A With The Golem

    By Amy Klein

    January 15, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Flurries of white flakes gently cascade onto the spires and turrets of Prague's skyline, bringing a color relief to the pink, green and blue painted castles, churches, concert halls and magnificent architecture of everyday buildings.

    Above the slippery, snowy cobblestones, past the...

  • Clay Feat

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It may have been a silent film, but Paul Wegener made an international noise with "Der Golem." The 1920 German Expressionist classic -- screening April 21 at the Skirball Cultural Center -- remains a popular incarnation of the Golem. But it was not the first, nor the last,...

  • Eight Crazy Delights

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    1. No Nostalgia for Waxing

    This Chanukah, there is no more scraping, boiling water, melting with a hair dryer or freezing to remove wax drippings from your menorah because Wax-Off prevents wax from sticking to any candle-holder surface. Visit www.wax-off.net...

  • The Golem in Our Midst

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    April 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The great rabbi of 16th-century Prague, Rabbi Yehuda Loew, received word of a coming blood libel, an attack on his community. So he prayed for divine help. In a dream, he saw 10 Hebrew words in alphabetical order: "Create a Golem of Clay, Destroy Those Tearing Israel's Heart."

    After...

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