Rabi Loew exhibition opens at Prague Castle

05-08-2009

An exhibition devoted to the life and legacy of the 17th century scholar and philosopher Rabi Loew, who according to popular legend created the famous clay monster Golem, opened at Prague Castle on Wednesday marking the 400th anniversary of the rabi’s death. The exhibition, organized by Prague Castle in cooperation with the Jewish Museum in Prague, is devoted both to the rabi’s authentic work and the popular legends associated with his person. The exhibition, comprising some 200 artefacts, also contains interesting information relating to the development of the Prague ghetto and the Jewish cemetery.