The Golem: A legend of old Prague

Read by Adrian Praetzellis

(4.3 stars; 20 reviews)

Rabbi Loeb creates a clay man to house a perfect soul that he hopes will not be blighted by human prejudices. The plan does not go as he hoped... This is one of many stories about the golem, all of which involve Rabbi Loeb (Judah Loew ben Bezalel), a 16th-century talmudic scholar known as The Maharal.

Rodolf Lother (Rudolf Lothar Spitzer) was an Austrian writer. This story was published in the B'nai Brith journal The Menorah in 1896 and subsequently included in the author's German language book Der Golem: Phantasien und Historien (1904).

- Summary by Adrian Praetzellis (0 hr 55 min)


Part 1 30:59 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Part 2 24:17 Read by Adrian Praetzellis


Short but Satisfying

(5 stars)

In only 60 minutes this story accomplishes an impressive amount of storytelling. It introduces a small cast of diverse characters, presents conflicts, and offers a satisfying resolution. Well worth the time!

not to be missed

(5 stars)

A beautifull, unusual story of the soul. Held my interest all the way. Read superbly.


(4 stars)

A little different than I expected but very entertaining, and the dramatization was excellent.