In Jewish folklore, a golem is a creature fashioned of clay and animated by magic. To Michel Hausmann, the golem is less a Yiddisha Frankenstein's monster than a dark knight.
“It’s a Jewish Superman,” says Hausmann. “It’s the ancestor of all superheroes. When you don’t have the strength to fight your enemies, you create this creature to do the fighting for you.”
But what happens after it defeats your enemies?
“Then YOU become the enemy,” posits Hausmann.