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By Jonathan Franzen

Louis Holland arrives in Boston in a spring of ecological upheaval (a rash of earthquakes at the North Shore) and extraordinary good fortune: the 1st one kills his grandmother. Louis attempts to take care of his independence, yet falls in love with a Harvard seismologist whose discoveries concerning the earthquakes' reason complicate everything.

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The divergence of these two schools found expression in the different divine names used by them. e. 138 To this school belonged the anonymous preacher who developed his theory on the text of Eccles. iv. 8. There is One, that is the Holy One blessed be He. There is no other, for He has no mate, nor partner. He has neither son, nor brother. Since there is no companion to Him, how could He have a son ? It means that the Israelites are called His children and brothers out of love. His trouble is endless.

123 God said : 4 This offering shall be an atonement for Me, because I made the moon smaller \ The same teacher has further another very strange teaching of a similar type. 125 This teacher 1 ‫ ״‬Gen. r. chap, iii, ed. Theodor, p. , Pes. 145 Lev. r. xxxi. 7, and v. also XV. 21 Tanh. ‫ ב ר א ש י ת‬, ΙΟ, 7,‫>ויקהל‬Midr. Psalms xxvii. 1, civ. 4, Seder El. , ch. iii. Pes. reads 'in a white stola', ‫ א י צ ט ל א ? ב נ ה‬, Tanh. i, p. 6, has R. e. , however, Tanh. ii, p. 122, where the right name of the questioner is given.

Meir and the Samaritan, Gen. r. ch. iv, 3, ed. Theodor, p. 27. As to the doctrine of the Logos in Rabbinic theology, v. Mekilta 31 b, 32 b. 43 b. Sifre Deut. par. 330, Aboth v, 1, R. Yohanan b. Zakkai, Pirke R. Elieser, ch. xlviii, Simonb. Zoma, Gen. r. ch. iv, 7, ed. Theodor, p. 30, pal. Hagiga 71 c, further ii Baruch, xiv, 18, God can do everything by His word, cf. Gen. , ch. 28, 2, ed. Theodor, p. 261, Tanhuma Gen. ed. Buber, p. 25. Agadath Bereshith, ed. Buber, p. 2, Yelamdenu Genesis, ed. Grünhut, p.

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