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POEM: ‘Photograph of a Talmudist’
(Taken in Warsaw, 1936) I will not infer from your black suit and stiff blanched collar an absolutist’s stance since moot distinctions were your passion, nor read prophecy into your ashen beard though your forehead, pale as a candle, burned, as did the bald dome beneath your silk skullcap. Your terse lips questioned transcendence, your…
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