The Parable and Its Lesson: A Novella by Samuel Yosef Agnon, James S. Diamond, Alan Mintz

By Samuel Yosef Agnon, James S. Diamond, Alan Mintz

S. Y. Agnon used to be the best Hebrew author of the 20th century, and the one Hebrew author to obtain the Nobel Prize for literature. He dedicated the final years of his existence to writing an immense cycle of news approximately Buczacz, the Galician city (now in Ukraine) within which he grew up. but whilst those tales have been gathered and released 3 years after Agnon's demise, few took realize. Years handed prior to the brilliance and audacity of Agnon's past due venture can be favored.

The Parable and Its Lesson is without doubt one of the significant tales from this paintings. Set presently after the massacres of 1000s of Jewish groups within the Ukraine in 1648, it tells the story of a trip into the Netherworld taken by way of a rabbi and his younger assistant. What the rabbi reveals in his infernal trip is a sequence of troubling theological contradictions that undergo on divine justice. Agnon's tale provides us a desirable window onto a neighborhood within the throes of mourning its losses and reconstituting its non secular, communal, and fiscal existence within the aftermath of disaster. there is not any query that Agnon wrote of the 1648 massacres out of an know-how of the singular catastrophic bloodbath of his personal time—the Holocaust.

James S. Diamond has presents an intensive set of notes to guarantee that today's reader to understand the wealthy cultural global of the textual content. The creation and interpretive essay by way of Alan Mintz remove darkness from Agnon's grand venture for recreating the lifetime of Polish Jewry, and steer the reader in the course of the knots and twists of the plot.

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R. e. no solvent participation) of the relatively strong base CD30- with a number of hydrofluoroethanes have been discussed in terms of a /%eliminationmechanism (see Scheme 16) involving attack at the most acidic hydrogen with formation of a synperiplanar chemically H. F. Koch, D. B. Dahlberg, A. G . Toczko, and R. L. Solsky, J . Amer. Cftem. ,1973,95, 2029. 37 Scheme 16 aA hydrogen of the CH,F group is assumed to be more acidic than that of the CHF, group and therefore to be the sole point of attack by CD30-.

B See Scheme 19 for details of an independent experiment ; formation of the cycloheptane isolated was also detected in some Cu+-initiated CCI,CH,:CH. [CF,],-CH: CH2 reactions. S. Holdsworth, G . J. O'Neill, and C. W. Simons, Ger. Offen, 2 157 39911973 (Chem. , 1973, 78, 124 134b). r. studies on solutions containing systems capable of displaying bonding of the type NH. ON,OH. 00, SH- *S, or NH. g. l39 Chlorofluoroalkane formation via free-radical or cationic reactions of fluoroolefins is dealt with on pages 82 and 67; the conversion of the CC14-CF2:CFCl t e l o m e r ~ lCCh~ ~ ~ [CF2*CFCl]S-C1(1 < x < 5) into C1.

00, SH- *S, or NH. g. l39 Chlorofluoroalkane formation via free-radical or cationic reactions of fluoroolefins is dealt with on pages 82 and 67; the conversion of the CC14-CF2:CFCl t e l o m e r ~ lCCh~ ~ ~ [CF2*CFCl]S-C1(1 < x < 5) into C1. CO~H (with 20 % oleum at 140 "C) and H02C. CF2 [CFCl CFzIs-l - CO2H (via reaction with oleum at 200 "C or treatment with AIC13to give CC13 * [CF2 CFClIs-1CF2- cc13 followed by hydrolysis with oleum at 140°C) is mentioned later (p. lgob - - f - The telomers were obtained using a redox initiation system [FeC13,6H20-Et3NHClPhCH(OH)*COPh in MeCN1140a of the type employed in studies on free-radical addition of carbon tetrachloride to 3,3,4,4-tetrafluorohexa-1 ,5-diene,lg1some results and mechanistic conclusions of which are indicated in Schemes 17-19.

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