The Pagan Rabbi Characters

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Iripomonoéià

Iripomonoéià is the "Creature" Rabbi Isaac Kornfeld addresses in the "love" letter found in his pocket after he hanged himself from a tree in a park. She seems to be a sort of pagan goddess of Nature, who seduces the rabbi into the "pagan" worship of Nature over his Jewish faith.

Isaac Kornfeld's Father

Isaac Kornfeld's father, a rabbi, was both friends and enemies with the narrator's father, also a rabbi. The two fathers shared a professional competition in their rabbinical work and prestige.

Isaac Kornfeld

Isaac Kornfeld is the "pagan rabbi" of the story's title. He is a renowned rabbi who commits suicide by hanging himself from a tree in a park at the age of thirty-six. The story centers on the narrator's attempts to understand the motivation and meaning of the rabbi's unexpected suicide. He learns, through a letter and...

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