The Last of the Just

The Last of the Just

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 04/01/2001
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THE BOOK: In every generation, according to Jewish tradition, thirty-six just men, the Lamed-waf, are born to take the burden of the world's suffering upon themselves. At York in 1185 the just man was Rabbi Yom Tov Levey, whose sacrifice so touched God that he gave his descendants one just man each generation, all the way down to Ernie Levey, the last of the just, killed at Auschwitz in 1943. This, then, is the story of Ernie Levey.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099285595
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 267g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm

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The Last of the Just
A lovely book, full of humour and feeling
There is a Jewish tradition that there are 36 'just' men upon whom the continuance of the world rests. They take on the pain of the world and make that wh... READ MORE