Prague court gives sculptor right to Golem image


(JTA) — A Prague court has recognized an artist’s right to the image he designed of the Golem.

The Prague Municipal court on Tuesday recognized the right of the daughter of the late sculptor Jaroslav Horejc, who created an image of a burly clay giant for the Czech film "The Emperor’s Baker/The Baker’s Emperor," to the image of the character, according to Radio Prague.

According to legend, the Prague Golem was created by Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel, the chief rabbi of Prague in the late 16th century, to defend the Prague ghetto from pogroms.

Horejc’s image was the first time that the Golem was shown as a giant, inhuman figure and not a human figure, according to the report.

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