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 Danny's synagogue, which is on the first floor of the Saunders family home. The boys exchange information about their families. Reuven tells Danny that his mother died soon after he was born. Danny has a younger brother and sister. He says that his family came from Russia and that the family name, Senders, was Americanized by immigration officials to Saunders.At the synagogue, Danny introduces Reuven to his father, who asks how Reuven's eye is healing.Reb Saunders leads the Sabbath service; then, after he and the male members of the congregation eat, he gives a sort of sermon, incorporating passages and commentary on the Talmud. Then, as in
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