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Ernie Levy

Ernie Levy - the last Just Man of the Levy family, a family whose tradition in the Lamed-Vovnik legend began in 1185 in York, England. Ernie is the son of Benjamin Levy and Fraulein Blumenthal. He is the grandson of Mordecai Levy, the patriarch, and Judith Levy, also called Mother Judith. Ernie is brought up in a deeply-devout Jewish family headed by his grandfather, Mordecai. Ernie is given indications from Mordecai that he may be one of the legendary Just Men of the Levy family, and from the time he is a little boy, Ernie looks at the world through his soul, seeing his family exactly as they are—sad, frightened, loving people who are simply trying to follow the law of their God in a very confusing world.

Initially Ernie believes that he can train himself to toughen up for his position by holding his breath and...

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