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October 26, 2014

The Golem: A Horrific Hero with Feet of Clay

 

Sunday, October 26th, 1pm

 

Speaker Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg

 

Free Fall Baltimore Program!

 

 

arnold blumbergThese days, you don’t have to wait for Halloween to find horror – and especially the living dead – in every corner of pop culture. But where are the Jewish zombies? The mythical golem is an artificially constructed, supernaturally animated liminal being caught between life and death, neither and both at the same time. Jewish folklore often features these creatures in stories of injustice and vengeance. The automaton is impelled by belief in God, but a possible danger to its creator as much as its intended victims. Tales of the golem provide a vital link between the more familiar global legends of the living dead and a Jewish tradition that mingles horror with heroism; it’s time for the golem to get a little respect.

 

Image: “Prague-golem-reproduction” by user Thander. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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Start: October 26, 2014 1:00 pm
End: October 26, 2014 2:30 pm
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November 16, 2014

Mendes Cohen Living History Performance

 

Sunday, November 16th, 1pm

 

With Actor Grant Cloyd

 

 Included with Museum Admission

 

 

See history come alive with this performance of our newest Living History character, Mendes Cohen. Mendes, the focus of our newest exhibit The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen, developed in partnership with the Maryland Historical Society, if possibly the most fascinating Baltimorean you have never hear of! Learn more about this fascinating character as he recounts some of his most fascinating anecdotes, including his experience as a defender at Fort McHenry and his time as a world traveler.


Start: November 16, 2014 1:00 pm
End: November 16, 2014 2:00 pm