The Spanish Synagogue
Evolution of a Synagogue
The photograph is the same as the building we were told was the old Dusni Synagogue.
Rabbi Loew became known to us in reading "The Seventh Well," by death camp survivor Fred Wander (book translated 2006, see "The Seventh Well".
See a shorter biography at ://www.ou.org/pardes/bios/maharal.htm
He created a fictitious Golem, a man-figure from earth, air, fire, and water, through ritual, an image through which the community could be rid of various evil accusations made against them by the Christians surrounding. The Golum served well, even with an invisibility function. When finally the laws and evil practices were changed, the Rabbi de-made (?) the Golem, and the legend lives in many respects. Read the legend, edited by D.L.Ashliman, at ://www.pitt.edu/~dash/golem.html