When Mr - When Mr. Malter suffers a heart attack, Reb...

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Unformatted text preview: When Mr. Malter suffers a heart attack, Reb Saunders invites Reuven to stay with him and his family until Mr. Malter's health improves. Danny and Reuven spend much time together discussing various literary and Jewish subjects. When they visit Reuven's father in the hospital, Mr. Malter talks passionately about the 6 million Jews slaughtered by Hitler and the Nazis and how the American Jews must help rebuild this human loss. He also supports establishing a Jewish state in Palestine. Jews cannot wait for the Messiah to come to aid them, he argues. They must help themselves. Mr. Malter's position on Palestine contrasts that of Reb Saunders, who says that Palestine cannot become a Jewish state until the Messiah comes. Danny and Reuven enter Hirsch College for the fall term. Danny is upset that the college psychology department discredits the work of Sigmund Freud, preferring instead the discipline of experimental...
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