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As exceptions to his portrait of the local population in The Town as Protestant ("Baptists and Methodists," 320), Charles mentions these "two Jews brothers with their families, who ran two clothing stores": "One of them had been trained in Russia to be a rabbi and spoke seven languages including classic Greek and Latin and worked geometry problems for relaxation" (320). These are the only Jewish inhabitants of Yoknapatawpha ever mentioned.

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