The Golem by Isaac Bashevis Singer

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A clay giant miraculously brought to life by a saintly rabbi saves a Jewish banker who has been falsely accused in the Prague of Emperor Rudolf II.

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Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-91) was the author of many novels, stories, children's books, and memoirs. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978.
Published January 1, 1983 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 96 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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With more story, as well as more craft and substance, than in Beverly Brodsky McDermott's histrionic picture-book version (1976), this tells of Rabbi Leib of Prague and the golem he created to save a banker and other ghetto Jews from execution for false charges.

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This story was first published in Yiddish in 1969, and was translated into English by the author in 1982 under the title The Golem.

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