In Prague a long, long time ago, there lived an emperor who believed in alchemy and magic, and a rabbi who, it was said, could perform miracles. The emperor invited the rabbi to the palace to show him his collection of unusual objects. Among them was a strange silver measuring spoon engraved with Hebrew letters. The rabbi remembered reading in The Book of Creation how such a spoon had once been used to create a golem, a figure made out of mud and then brought to life. When the rabbi was about to depart, the emperor presented him with a gift. It was the mysterious silver spoon. But neither could foresee how the rabbi would use it one day. In words and pictures Mark Podwal beautifully retells one of the most famous legends of Jewish folklore.
by Mark Podwal
|Dimensions||11.4" x 8.9" x 0.4"|