MONSTER ChoCo Squares

With a double teaching load dumped on my head unexpectedly last week, I have missed some calendar dates. People in masks and cute costumes have been walking the streets since Friday night, looking rather less frightening than adorable. I am repeating my humble but sweet contribution to this day of friendly ghosts and miniature monsters demanding treats.

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We don’t do Halloween, but we have our own monsters. One of them is world famous. You see his heavy footprints throughout the world literature and arts, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to The X- Files.  You hear his eerie voice in Karel Capek’s R.U.R., where the word “robot” comes from, in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, recognizable as Gollumand in Isaac Bashevis Singer’s The Golem which actually relates the old legend (or at least one of them).

It is said that Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel, the Maharal of Prague created a golem out of clay to protect the Jewish community from Blood Libel and to help out doing physical labor, since golems are very strong. Upon the Maharal’s demise, in 1609, the golem no longer functioned, thus it was stored in the attic of the Maharal’s Synagogue, known as the famous Staronova (Old-New) Synagoga of Prague and…

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  1. Sorry, Dolly! I am once again very late. I hope you had a nice weekend, and all are well and staying save. It seems this pandemic will not end, so Halloween is a great way giving the youngsters some funny hours. ;–) Thanks for reposting the great recipe and enjoy a wonderful week. xx Michael

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    1. Nothing to apologize for, dear Michael. I am also very late reading and commenting and have no time to write at all because of this unexpected extra work. Have a great week, dear friend!

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      1. Thank you for the kindness, Dolly! Have a great week as well. xx Michael

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      2. :-)) Oh, i love this cat meme. :-)) xx

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      3. Thank you, Michael. I sign official e-mails with it, too. I wish I could find a black cat, though.

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  2. Genial escrito. Saludos

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    1. Muchas gracias, mi amiga.

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  3. Nice to know Jewish version and golem out of clay.
    Loved your narration.
    Yummy formula👍👍👍

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Plato.

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  4. cindy knoke says:

    Happy Halloween! 🎃🎃👻👻🦇🦇

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    1. Same to you, darling, albeit belated!

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  5. May your work load lighten and your days be a joy.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind wishes, dear Mimi. My days are joyful when I teach, even online, so I am not complaining.

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  6. Americaoncoffee says:

    Royal!❤️

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  7. ponzoblogs says:

    Sadly because covid I cant do my hobby 😦

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    1. I know what you mean, dear friend; I also miss traveling.

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