For the rest of the semester, Danny and Reuven do not speak to one another. Reuven finds the estrangement terrible to endure — his grades suffer, and he constantly wonders what Danny is thinking and how he's getting along.The conflict between Reb Saunders and Mr. Malter continues. Reb Saunders organizes his followers into a group called the League for a Religious Israel. Mr. Malter continues speaking on behalf of a Jewish state in Palestine.On November 29, 1947, the United Nations decides to partition Palestine into an Arab state and a Jewish state. Reb Saunders condemns the United Nations' announcement and orders Jews to ignore it. The state of Israel is formally proclaimed on May 14, 1948. After the United Nation's action, Reb Saunders' anti-Zionist stance fades in importance as far as the students at Hirsch College are concerned. Danny is again permitted to speak to Reuven, and their rift is healed.
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