“You and your father have been accused of Judaizing a good Christian citizen. A man who came from France to innocently seek your advice”
“There are times when an… an illness comes over me.” He forces himself to say the word. Illness. It is not the devil
“You may think that the reason all this is befalling us is because there is something wrong with your soul, and everywhere you go, it causes havoc and evil”
He clenches his fists. These self-satisfied Jews, what do they know? What do they know of being alone in the world?
In the center is Jerusalem, with a verse from Psalms: “Joy of the world.” He takes a breath. It is exquisite
“You unleashed an accusation. I want to know why. What sequence of events do you desire to trigger by involving the Holy Inquisition in your quarrel?”