The Talmudic discussion between Danny and his father is heated and confrontational

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The Talmudic discussion between Danny and his father is heated and confrontational, to the point  that Reuven thinks that they might physically hit each other. However, their arguing is also ritualistic  in that each knows the strategies of the other in discussing the Talmud; these sessions occur  regularly. Reuven, finally understanding that the contest between father and son is friendly yet  competitive, notes "an ease about them, an intimacy." He also realizes that Reb Saunders is most  proud of and happy with Danny when Danny bests his father concerning Talmudic interpretation.  Ironically, then, Reb Saunders demonstrates the love he feels for his son by challenging him about  Talmudic meaning rather than affectionately showing his love in a more traditional fashion, as Mr.  Malter does with Reuven. Reb Saunders reveals even more about himself when he discusses with Reuven the affection that 
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