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Unformatted text preview: Accompanying Danny to his father's shul for religious service allows Reuven to experience a new world: Hasidism. Potok details the setting within Reb Saunders' home, and especially the first floor, which serves as the meeting place for the Reb and his followers. This room seems starkly bare. The walls and ceiling are painted white, the floor is bare wood, and light bulbs hanging from the ceiling are exposed, producing a "harsh light." We see the Hasidim celebrating the Sabbath and get an idea of Danny Saunders' world, a world devoted to God and the Torah. Danny is completely at home in this environment, even if he wants to extend his world to include studying the secular area of psychology. Understandably, Reuven is not comfortable in Danny's world. As Reuven says, "I just couldn't get it through my head that Danny had to go through something like that every week."couldn't get it through my head that Danny had to go through something like that every week....
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- Fall '11