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The Sedletzers soon realized that the others could sing as long as they could, and nothing more was to be done. One of them drew his pistol and pulled the trigger!

No one else. Jews are good company for going to the synagogue. . " *Since there was a controversy between Rashi, Rabbi Shlomo Yitzkhaki (1040-1105) and Rabbeynu Tarn, Rabbi Yakov Tarn (1100-1171) on the subject of phylacteries, very pious Jews prayed with two pairs, following both sets of injuctions. 44 YIDDISH NOVELLAS "What battle? Oh yes, when I read HatseErah * I see that expression in italics. But I still don't know what you're after . . excuse me but what did you say your name was? It's slipped my mind.

But it wasn't long before Fayvl "the Big-Shot" appeared in his doorway in a white linen shirt, with his hands in his pants pockets —new pants to go with the new boots and new hat. The moment he threw back his head and uttered a loud yawn, the street was sure to awake from slumber. Before long a group of neighbors had gathered around him—a circle of respectable householders. Fayvl entertained them with his stories, inviting his listeners every so often to confirm their accuracy. If anyone challenged him, he simply threw back his head and gave a mocking laugh.

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