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Rabbi Loew in Legend

Byron L. Sherwin

in Mystical Theology and Social Dissent: The Life and Works of Judah Loew of Prague

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100516
eISBN:
9781800340886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100516.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the legends surrounding the “exalted” Judah Loew, called the “Maharal,” rabbi of Prague. In the synagogue of Prague, Rabbi Loew's chair still stands. Though great scholars and ... More


Rabbi Judah Loew of Prague and his Attitude to the Aggadah

Jacob Elbaum

in Midrash Unbound: Transformations and Innovations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113713
eISBN:
9781800340169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113713.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter studies Rabbi Judah Loew of Prague and his attitude to the aggadah. The literary works of Rabbi Judah Loew, known as Maharal of Prague, include books which are defined as ‘expositions of ... More


Mystical Theology and Social Dissent: The Life and Works of Judah Loew of Prague

Byron L. Sherwin

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100516
eISBN:
9781800340886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100516.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Judah Loew, better known as the Maharal of Prague, was a pivotal personality in late medieval European Judaism. Best known from the popular legend that credited him with the creation of a golem—an ... More


Mystical Theology and Social Reform

Byron L. Sherwin

in Mystical Theology and Social Dissent: The Life and Works of Judah Loew of Prague

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100516
eISBN:
9781800340886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100516.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the relationship between Judah Loew's theological constructs and his program for social reform. By intertwining his mystical theology with his social dissent, Judah Loew ... More


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