Path of Life. Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel, ca. 1525–1609

in Catalog of Catalogs Online

(274 words)

Editor & Curator

Alexandr Putík.


Prague, Czech Republic, 2009. 513 pp., illustrations: 398 col., 29 × 23 cm. English.




Jewish Museum in Prague (5 August–8 November 2009)


Monumental survey of the life and works of the Maharal (Judah Loew ben Bezalel), and his image in the eyes of contemporaries and succeeding generations. 14 essays on: the Maharal’s genealogy and biography (Alexandr Putík), the history of Prague and the ghetto during his time (Vít Vlnas, Arno Pařík), Kabbalah (Ivo Purš), the Golem in literature, art and theater (Arno Pařík), Šaloun’s sculpture of the Maharal (Petr Wittlich), etc. List of exhibits according to medium, including several that once belonged to the Maharal himself. Detailed entries. 157 items.


The exhibition commemorated the 400th anniversary of the Maharal’s death.

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Aleph-Bet books/sheetsAmuletsBohemian glassBook illustrationCemeteries, Czech RepublicCemeteries, PragueClocks/WatchesCzech RepublicDrawings/SketchesEx LibrisFlags, individuals/familiesHanukkah lampsHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Bohemia-Moravia & Germany, 17th–19th CHevra Kadisha painted panelsHevra Kadisha tzedakah boxesHistorical documentsHistorical photographsHomes/Residences, JewishKabbalah, ChristianKiddush cupsMaps, Holy LandMedalsPaintings, biblical imagesPaintings, cemeteriesPaintings, synagoguesPesach traysPortraitsPostcardsPrints, cemeteriesPrints, synagoguesSculptureSynagogue bannersSynagogues, Czech RepublicSynagogues, PragueTheaterTombstones, medievalTombstones, PragueTorah Ark curtainsTorah mantlesWoodcuts

Related ephemera

Exhibition flyer, 2 col. illus., 21 × 10 cm; Exhibition leaflet with introductory texts, 6 pp., 7 col. illus., 21 × 10 cm. Czech and English.

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