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Mystery in Prague: the Goylem and the Cemetery

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In this Old New Synagogue in Prague's Josefstadt ...

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... lies the Golem, in Yiddish: Goylem, which is an artificially created dumb servant, a "goy made of lehm (mud)", originally "brought to life" by Rabbi Yehuda Löw in the 16th century.

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The Golem is supposed to be buried and hidden up to today behind this attic door ...

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... marked with a hexagram ... which later became the sign of the Zionist movement.

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This is what a Golem is made for ...

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... as seen by the rolling advertisement of the King Solomon Restaurant Prague. Spot the writing on the Golem's forehead: emeth = truth, meth = death. Signs used by Rabbi Löw to give and take the Golem's life. There is a similar story from Adam Weishaupt's Illuminati hometown Ingolstadt: the creation of "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley.

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Lots of tourist tinnef around.

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This is a monumet to Rabbi Yehuda Löw ...

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... an ancestor of the Prague Oppenheimers, and the "creator" of the Golem who is celebrated - by some - for his strange story.

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There is a Darth Vader inspiration nearby.

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And other strange creatures.

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The clocks go differently ...

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... in symbol-riddled Prague (here a Jew Hat inside a hexagram).

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The Jewish Cemetery in Prague's Judenstadt, later called Josefstadt after Emperor Josef, ...

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... with the Cohen's greeting (well known from Captain Spock) ...

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... a spooky place ...

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... that gave rise to myths ...

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... and fictional and factional books ...

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... in particular about Rabbi Löw ...

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... whose grave - with the lion sign - can be seen here ...

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... but also to other stories like the "secret meeting" of the Elders of Zion ...

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... described in the famous book by Umberto Eco.

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GOLEM: the goy (cattle) is made of lehm (mud), a useful idiot like the general masses (theodisk, tysk, tedesco, teuto, teuton, tuatha, (i)diot, douch, deutsch), dumb and numb (nemec, niemcy, arab: ajan) like the Germans (germs) or general public (all men = Alman, Alemannen).

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Other interesting historic sites abound in Prague, like the Hotel Jalta ...

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... which housed an important bunker and Soviet secret service headquarter after World War II.

Plus ca change, plus ca reste le meme.

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Posted by LuxuryRogue 13:14 Archived in Czech Republic

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