Is a "Golem" the same thing as a person created through Sefer Yetzirah? Please be clear with your answer.
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Creating people through the use of Sefer Yetzira is mentioned in Gemora Sanhedrin 65b and Rashi there. It seems that common usage of the word "golem" refers to such a practice. In Rabbi Chaim Volozhin's introduction to "Sefer Dezniyusa" of the Gaon of Vilna he relates that the Gr"a told him that he had a very precise version of Sefer Yetzira to which R' Chaim noted that if so it would not be difficult to create a golem. The Gr"a responded that he had in fact attempted to do so (when he was not yet even thirteen years old) but received a heavenly sign to stop. This is one source that uses the word "golem" to refer to someone created by Sefer Yetzirah.