The Chosen

Topics: Judaism, Jews, Israel, Halakha, Persian Jews / Pages: 3 (508 words) / Published: Sep 12th, 2013
The Chosen

The Chosen, by Chaim Potok, is a story about two Jewish boys who lived only five blocks from each other, but they never knew about one another until a certain baseball game.
It was that baseball game that brought two different personalities together to form a lasting friendship, and that friendship would experience both ups and downs. Although both Reuven Malter and Danny Saunders were of the Jewish religion, both were raised very differently because of the influence of their fathers.
David Malter and Reb Saunders approached raising a child, by their Jewish faith, and the world in general from two very different perspectives. Despite the profound differences, both men tried very hard to do what they thought was right for their sons.
Danny is a different individual than everyone else he sometimes feels sad about his dad not talking to him, except when he studies the Taldum when they have their discussions about the section or unit they had read that evening with everyone in the synagogue.
If I had to pick a character that is like me it would be Danny Saunders because he like to read a lot and he play sports. He also is a very special talented kid like me. Danny has a very special gift just like I do me and Danny Saunders both have photogenic memory.
Reuven Malter is Danny Saunders close friend they became best friends when Danny came to the hospital to check on Reuven after the incident at the baseball game. Reuven was hit in the eye when Danny hit the baseball.
The baseball came at such a ridiculous speed that it hit Reuven in the face and broke his glasses and a piece of glass had got stuck in Reuven eye.

Danny had the chance to become a rabbi for his community but he decided his own path so he chooses to study psychology and put his talents and intelligence together to use them to his advantage.
Reuven was mathematical sound he also had the chance to study psychology, but instead he chose to become a rabbi for the Jews of the

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