(E–pub READ) [Clay Man The Golem of Prague]

  • Hardcover
  • 96
  • Clay Man The Golem of Prague
  • Irene N. Watts
  • English
  • 14 January 2020
  • 9780887768804

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Free download Clay Man The Golem of Prague Summary ç Clay Man The Golem of Prague ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free T the people from outside accuse the Jews of dreadful deeds But one night Jacob follows his father and two companions as they unlock the ghetto gates and proceed to the river where they mold a human shape from the mud of the riverbank When the rabbi speaks strange. I didn t realize until I finished the book that both the author and illustrator live in Vancouver which is a real bonus This book ties in nicely with my current favourite book The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier Clay Set in 1595 Watts beautifully retells the story of the Golem of Prague and filled in a lot of gaps for me for example the Blood Lie Jews were falsely accused of sacrificing Christian children and using their blood in rituals and the Golem was created to stop that lie I also liked the author s nod to the Sorcerer s Apprentice Her afterword was enlighteningThe ghetto was renamed Josefov in 1784 in honor of Joseph II who like the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II 1576 1612 was tolerant of the Jews and granted them some measure of freedom

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Clay Man The Golem of Prague

Free download Clay Man The Golem of Prague Summary ç Clay Man The Golem of Prague ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Words the shape is infused with life and the Golem of Prague is bornIn this breathtaking retelling of a timeless tale Irene N Watts’s beautiful words are complemented by the haunting black and white images of artist Kathryn E Shoemaker From the Hardcover editio. Jacob is stuck in the ghetto of medieval Prague in ways than one To leave especially during Passover is dangerous because of the taunts and enmity of the dominant Christians Yet he is stuck inside the ghetto as the son of a rabbi who is expected to also become a rabbi even though he doesn t want to Then he follows his father and 2 other Jewish leaders to the riverbank one night and see them form a man out of clay a golem who will protect the Jews from persecution Can he protect Jacob as well

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Free download Clay Man The Golem of Prague Summary ç Clay Man The Golem of Prague ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free It is 1595 and the rabbi’s son Jacob is frustrated with having to live in the walled ghetto known as Jewish Town Why can’t he venture outside of the gates and explore the beautiful city His father warns him that Passover is a dangerous time to be a Jew and tha. I ve read both picture books and chapter books featuring the Golem and this one was unusual because it was told from the point of view of the son of the chief rabbi who created the Golem Jacob lives in the Jewish ghetto of Prague where there is always danger from people living outside the ghetto who hate the Jews One night Jacob follows his father out of the ghetto to the river and watches as he and two others form the Golem out of clay perform the rituals and bring it to life The Golem guards the people from anyone who wants to harm them But how long will the Golem be able to keep them safe A couple of things interested me in this story First the Golem was only supposed to take orders from the chief rabbi When others even Jacob who had befriended the Golem tried to give it orders the creature obeyed but could not be stopped once it had started People tried to order the Golem to do their work for them which was not its intended purpose The Golem eventually had to be deactivated in order to prevent the people from taking advantage of it and causing trouble Jacob s father felt that the current ruler of the land was sympathetic to the Jews and would protect them but after that A secondary plot involved Jacob s reluctance to become a rabbi like his father He lacked the courage to approach his father about it until his experiences with the Golem changed his view of himself and changed his father s view of his son It was an interesting way to end the storyI enjoyed this story and would recommend it if you like Jewish folkore Combine it with Barbara Rogasky s The Golem a Version David Wisniewski s Golem a Caldecott winner Isaac Bashevis Singer s The Golem Beverly Brodsky McDermott s The Golem a Jewish Legend a Caldecott honor book or even the adult novels The Golem by Gustav Meyrink or Elie Wiesel s The Golem the Story of a Legend