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  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...