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The Chosen

by Chaim Potok

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A coming-of-age classic about two Jewish boys growing up in Brooklyn in the 1940s, this ?profound and universal? story of what we share across cultures remains deeply pertinent today (The Wall Street Journal).

It?s the spring of 1944 and fifteen-year-olds Reuven Malter and Danny Saunders have lived five blocks apart all their lives. But they?ve never met, not until the day an accident during a softball game sparks an unlikely friendship. Soon these two boys?one expected to become a Hasidic rebbe, the other at ease with secular America?are drawn into one another?s worlds despite one father?s strong opposition.

Set against the backdrop of WWII and the creation of the state of Israel, The Chosen is a poignant novel about transformation and tradition, growing up and growing wise, and finding yourself?even if that might mean leaving your community.

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Few stories offer more warmth, wisdom, or generosity than this tale of two boys, their fathers, their friendship, and the chaotic times in which they live. Though on the surface it explores religious faith--the intellectually committed as well as the passionately observant--the struggles addressed in The Chosen are familiar to families of all faiths and in all nations.

In 1940s Brooklyn, New York, an accident throws Reuven Malther and Danny Saunders together. Despite their differences (Reuven is a Modern Orthodox Jew with an intellectual, Zionist father; Danny is the brilliant son and rightful heir to a Hasidic rebbe), the young men form a deep, if unlikely, friendship. Together they negotiate adolescence, family conflicts, the crisis of faith engendered when Holocaust stories begin to emerge in the U.S., loss, love, and the journey to adulthood. The intellectual and spiritual clashes between fathers, between each son and his own father, and between the two young men, provide a unique backdrop for this exploration of fathers, sons, faith, loyalty, and, ultimately, the power of love. (This is not a conventional children's book, although it will move any wise child age 12 or older, and often appears on summer reading lists for high school students.)

Product Description

A coming-of-age classic about two Jewish boys growing up in Brooklyn in the 1940s, this ?profound and universal? story of what we share across cultures remains deeply pertinent today (The Wall Street Journal).

It?s the spring of 1944 and fifteen-year-olds Reuven Malter and Danny Saunders have lived five blocks apart all their lives. But they?ve never met, not until the day an accident during a softball game sparks an unlikely friendship. Soon these two boys?one expected to become a Hasidic rebbe, the other at ease with secular America?are drawn into one another?s worlds despite one father?s strong opposition.

Set against the backdrop of WWII and the creation of the state of Israel, The Chosen is a poignant novel about transformation and tradition, growing up and growing wise, and finding yourself?even if that might mean leaving your community.

ASIN B01BCEPO58
Amazon Sales Rank 56,480
Main Category Kindle Edition
Group eBooks
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Studio Simon & Schuster
Brand Unknown
Manufacturer Simon & Schuster
Language(s) English (Published)
Adult Product? No
 

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