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September 07, 2004

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Amechad

Flannery O'Connor's amazing story, "Everything That Rises Must Converge" (in the book with the same title) is a quintessential "Jewish story."

The last sentence, as the character realizes he has failed his mother in a moment of crisis, is a classic piece of writing: "The tide of darkness seemed to sweep him back to her, postponing from moment to moment his entry into the world of guilt and sorrow."

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