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The Golem and the Jinni Chapter 15

By Helene Wecker

Chapter 15

  • Michael goes to the bakery to escort Chava to the Rabbi's grave, and Anna teases her for hanging out with a boy. The Golem and Michael looking at a grave… K-I-S-S…
  • After visiting the cemetery, Michael takes the Golem to a café and gets to know her past a bit.
  • Michael is very lonely, but Chava totally friendzones him.
  • At the Sheltering House, Yehudah Schaalman has been working on his top-secret mystical formulas at night in hopes of turning himself into a dowsing rod that will lead him to the secret of eternal life.
  • Wandering the halls, he sees Michael looking forlorn at his desk.
  • They chat about love and loss, with Yehudah/Joseph saying, "I was too difficult a man to love" (15.116).