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Unformatted text preview: Reuven is happy to be home from the hospital and looks forward to resuming the observance of the Sabbath. He asks his father to explain Danny's particular sect of Judaism, Hasidism. To do that, Mr. Malter relates the history of the founding of Hasidism. Finishing the story, Mr. Malter informs Reuven that Reb Saunders is a tzaddik with a reputation for brilliance and compassion. And just as Reb Saunders inherited the position from his father, so will the position go to Danny. Mr. Malter tells Reuven that he has a brilliant mind but that Danny is a "phenomenon." He says that he is happy that Reuven and Danny have become friends. Because of his great intelligence, Danny is terribly torn and lonely. Their friendship cannot but help both of them. Waking up from a nap one Saturday afternoon after Sabbath services, Reuven sees Danny standing before him. Danny says that his father, Reb Saunders, wants to meet Reuven, so they set off for before him....
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.
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