The Devil's Arithmetic - Chapters 3 - 4 Summary & Analysis

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During the long and boring dinner, Hannah often glances out the window while her father gives explanations from the Haggadah of stories concerning ancient Jewish history. Hannah reflects that the next Seder, on the following evening, will be at her Uncle Dan's house, which will be more fun, because her three cousins, boys her own age, will be there. Hannah likes her gentle Uncle Dan, who was not in a concentration camp, and does not get upset about the past. Aaron recites in Hebrew perfectly from the Haggadah, but when he reads the English translation, he mispronounces the word "herb" and their Uncle Sam snorts, which embarrasses Aaron. Hannah corrects him, and Aaron reads about eating "bitter herbs" on this night, which annoys Hannah, because her friend Rosemary, who is not Jewish, gets to eat jelly beans. Hannah does get to try wine, though, for...

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