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The Last of the Just Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 3, Stillenstadt, Part 4 Summary

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Chapter 3, Stillenstadt, Part 4 Summary

Benjamin sets up shop as an excellent tailor. Benjamin must be creative and fit i, so panders to all, especially the Christian population, not seeing how blackly the unemployed Christians have classified him. Benjamin learns of Jews who convert to Christianity and become highly successful. One such convert wishes to return to the synagogue. Benjamin has compassion for the man, and each accusation is as if it were directed at himself. They ask Benjamin for his opinion. He hides his hometown identity, but refers to a 15th century rabbi who returns to Judaism and imposes on himself a continual penance. The would be returnee renounces Judaism and leaves.

Chapter 3, Stillenstadt, Part 4 Analysis

Benjamin believes himself to have found a peace on earth in Stillenstadt, making clothes and remaking clothes for his Christian customers. His efforts to win them over remind the reader of...

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