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I suppose that a lot of the choice of the Hierophant was a desire to show the very important part that the Jewish community has always had in Prague. Prague would be a totally different place - and a much less interesting one - if it hadn't had such a large Jewish community over the years. The post-war years here must have felt the loss hugely. Now there are again many Jewish people living here, and the city feels like it's found itself once more. That was all part of wanting to include Loew (and his golem) in the deck. Originally we thought about using Loew's tombstone, but in fact, it seemed much better to show the living man, scholar, leader and humanist.
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