In the rabbi

In the rabbi - Intherabbi'ssermon,.Morriswashonest...

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In the rabbi's sermon, we should note that important elements are not accurate. Morris was honest,  kind, and hardworking, but he did  not  have friends and he was  not  a good provider. The presence at  the funeral of friends not seen for years by the Bobers reminds us that in burying himself in the store  Morris withdrew from many of his old friendships. The rabbi's mention of Jewish neighborhoods  reminds us of Morris' loneliness and of the painful, as well as the joyous, results of ethnic  sectarianism. More important in the sermon, however, is the rabbi's insistence that Morris was a true  Jew because he lived in the Jewish experience and had a Jewish heart. In the full context of the  novel, this passage is reminiscent of the exchange between Morris and Frank about what it means to  be a Jew — in which Morris' main emphasis was that the truest morality leads men to suffer for one  another. When the rabbi concludes his praise of Morris by declaring "he wanted for his beloved child 
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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