Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
All three of the tales in this anthology are set in Prague. The first two tales, "The Bread Shoes" and "The Poisoned Poisoner," come from medieval times. The third, "The Golem," is a Yiddish legend that tells the story of a Polish rabbi who creates a live clay man for Rudolph II. When the renowned Rabbi Loew hears about the golem, he hires a mute girl to seduce the errant rabbi. She does and is able to wipe the magical formula that animates the golem from its forehead causing the clay to simply crumble. The rabbi too is destroyed. Later it is discovered that girl is a golem too.
creature, magic, mute, Polish [nationality], power, Rabbi, seduction