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Antisemitic story from 1921 Russia about a bunch of zombie rabbi kabbalah masters meeting at midnight at a cemetery to plan world domination

I’m currently in a grad school class on Russian antisemitism, mostly surrounding the Protocols. This week we read a text called ‘The Jewish Cemetery in Prague and The Council of Representatives of the Twelve Tribes of Israel’ It’s an antisemitic smear campaign against Jews accusing us of being a satanic cabal intent on world domination. Why am I posting about it? Because it is so freaking cool. It makes us sound so metal.

There’s a secret meeting on Sukkot at the oldest Jewish cemetery in Europe (supposedly) at the grave of the Maharal of Prague (the rabbi who made the golem.) Who goes? A bunch of zombie rabbis that all represent a different of the 12 tribes and are all master Kabbalists.

“It seems as though at any moment these tombs, overgrown with shrubbery, are ready to open, these stones growing for thousands of years are ready to raise themselves, and to let out into the world the restless wanderer with a pack upon his shoulder, with a staff in his hand, in order to go again to strange peoples,—to cheat and combat them and to seek a new Canaan—his dominion!”

I hate to recommend an antisemitic text but seriously give this a read if you have 15 min to kill. Just ignore the foreword and scroll down to ‘The Jewish Cemetery in Prague.’

Major ‘Herschel and the Hannukah Goblins’ vibes, except, y’know, wildly antisemitic.

tl;dr
Read this antisemitic story from 1921 Russia about a bunch of zombie rabbi kabbalah masters meeting at midnight at a cemetery to plan world domination

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_History_of_a_Lie/Chapter_2

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