December 25, 1964

At Christmas Elvis received a special gift from all the "boys". At Marty Lacker's behest they had bought a special Bible with a "tree of life" on the front page. On each branch of the tree was a name of one of the guys and at the bottom there was Elvis' favorite quotation: "and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free", written in English. Hebrew and Latin. Elvis noticed that Larry's name was missing and he did not want to accept the gift until this was corrected. During this same period Elvis started to wear a Jewish "chai" around his neck.

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