Books: Atonement*

A Jew Writes Out of His Bones

The Story. She it was that had brought the wrath of Yahweh upon her kind little father. She, Leah, an outcast from Israel. The mark of the beast was upon her for meeting a vast shaggy moujik (Gentile peasant) with strong arms and tender lips in the willows where once he had come upon her bathing naked.

Before the nodding copse, tangled in its phylacteries, her cry of guilt was the hollow hooting of a nameless bird in a field of desecration. The Kravno women of Israel...

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