Larchmont Temple Chevra Torah

Questioning faith in the parsha

From “The Prison” by Malamud

Here’s the first paragraph of the story for March 12….”

Though he tried not to think of it, at twenty-nine Tommy Castelli’s life was a screaming bore. It wasn’t just Rosa or the store they tended for profits counted in pennies, or the unendurably slow hours and endless drivel that went with selling candy, cigarettes, and soda water; it was this sick-in-the-stomach feeling of being trapped in old mistakes, even some he had made before Rosa changed Tony into Tommy.


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