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Through slow and difficult years of impassioned creative effort, the author has summed up, distilled, symbolized the incomparable tragedy of Jewish people into an essentially poetic form that is clear with a great intellectual clarity, as well as majestic with the grandeur of the theme he treats.

THE SECOND CHAPTER The old synagogue stood in the Jewish quarter on a corner from which two alleys started out on their crooked course. It was a broad, flat cube, built of rough stone, weathered to such a blackness as though it had been hewn from a single dark boulder. This somber structure occupied the entire corner space. Although three of its walls, the east wall, the north wall and the south wall, were free and unobstructed, there was no entrance in any of them. The entrance was in the western wall of the cube. To find it, one had to enter through the gate of a strong iron fence and traverse a small front yard on which the snow was still lying between heaps of clay and withered bushes. This small front yard looked like the gap left by a broken tooth in that row of houses which began with the old synagogue and extended onward toward the west in a narrow row of poor Jewish homes which had been reduced to rubble. The old synagogue had been so built as to conceal its real height. The foundations had been laid so deep, so very deep into the earth that the great Hall of Prayer was twice as high as would have been assumed from an outside view. A flight of thirteen steps led from the vestibule into the Hall of Prayer below. In the middle of this Hall stood the Almemor to-   C h a p t e r   Home For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

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Front MatterTitle Page: THE THIRD PILLARCopyright PageGlossaryTHE FIRST CHAPTER It came to pass in that part of the world in which no religion worthy of that name has ever arisenTHE SECOND CHAPTER The old synagogue stood in the Jewish quarterTHE THIRD CHAPTER The three men arose slowly, one after the other, as though each was sorry to have interrupted theirTHE FOURTH CHAPTER You can see, sir, that I told the truth, the youngest of the publicansT HE FIFTH CHAPTER The two priests regarded each other with a long questioning glanceTHE SIXTH CHAPTER Was it known to you, Chaplain, that a publican kept Jews hidden here? the older priest askedTHE SEVENTH CHAPTER I perceive that you need unmistakable signs. Mere hints do not suffice you.THE EIGHTH CHAPTER Now the narrating judge raised his voice and spoke. It came to pass four years before that year in whiTHE NINTH CHAPTER Though the scribe had not spoken of the beggar and his warning to his wife,THE TENTH CHAPTER In our town there was yet another set of twins. These were girls,THE ELEVENTH CHAPTER Next day on their way to schoolTHE TWELFTH CHAPTER This evening was the last evening on which the children of the Torah scribeTHE THIRTEENTH CHAPTER During that night we heard the tumult of battle.THE FOURTEENTH CHAPTER On the eve of Yom Kippur new troops penetrated our city.THE FIFTEENTH CHAPTER The three shots which laid low our Rav were the signal shots of coldly planned murder.THE SIXTEENTH CHAPTER The remnants of hundreds of candles flickered in the sand boxes.THE SEVENTEENTH CHAPTER And these two stories blended into a single legend.THE EIGHTEENTH CHAPTER The searching out of evil is the duty of the nar-rating judge.THE NINETEENTH CHAPTER The bandaged man arose from the steps.THE TWENTIETH CHAPTER Hereupon the Ab Beth-Din spoke once more: The wisdom of this court, which you have so extravagantlTHE TWENTY-FIRST CHAPTER Suddenly, as though a monitory hand had touched his shoulder, he turned sideways.THE TWENTY-SECOND CHAPTER Athhalta di-Geulah said Nehemiah, repeating the words of the Messenger softly,THE TWENTY-THIRD CHAPTER In the meantime another group of Red soldiers had appeared at the entrance of the old synagogue.THE TWENTY-FOURTH CHAPTER At this point the Red Commissar explained to the judges as well as to the priests that
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