The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer Setting & Symbolism

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Frampol, Polandappears in The Unseen, The Gentleman from Cracow, The Little Shoemakers

Frampol is an imaginary village in northern Poland used as the setting for a number of Singer's stories dealing with evil spirits, dybbuks, and other elements of ancient European Orthodox Judaism. Most of the residents are simple and reverent people who function in a close community with the rabbi as spiritual advisor. Occasionally, though, Satan makes an appearance embodied in human form to cause turmoil and destruction in the village. When that happens, the Jews of Frampol get help in rebuilding their village and reclaiming their families from Jews in another nearby village.

phylacteryappears in Yentl the Yeshiva Boy

In Jewish custom, a phylactery is a small box made of skin from "clean" animals, containing portions of scripture from the Torah written on parchment. One box is usually carried on the arm and the other on...

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