The Chosen
  • The Chosen
  • The Chosen
ISBN: 0449213447
EAN13: 9780449213445
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 12, 1987
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 0.9" H x 7" L x 4.3" W
Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Format: Mass Market Paperbound


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This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Chaim Potok's coming-of-age classic with a new introduction, critical essays, rare papers and photos, and much more.

It's the spring of 1944 and fifteen-year-olds Reuven Malter and Danny Saunders have lived five blocks apart all their lives. But they've never met, not until the day an accident during a softball game sparks an unlikely friendship. Soon these two boys--one expected to become a Hasidic rebbe, the other at ease with secular America--are drawn into one another's worlds despite one father's strong opposition.

Set against the backdrop of WI and the creation of the state of Israel, The Chosen is a poignant novel about transformation and tradition, growing up and growing wise, and finding yourself--even if that might mean leaving your community.

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   Good service - OK book
The stories were not what I was hoping for. I received a fast and easy order. I wish I had seen the table of contents before ordering.
When you go through a period of reading mediocre books that make you want to stop, you pick up a book like this and your thirst for the written word returns with a vengeance. I turned to ' The Chosen' after just such a lull and it truly delights. The reader is given an insight into the conflicts that occur within Judaism. The story flowed from the hospital where Mr Savo and Billy were. Two boys live in the streets. The historical background of WW2 and the birth of Israel can be found at the Hassidic home of Reb Saunders. passive waiting for a messiah in a harsh and modern world was brought on by the mass murder of 6 million Jews. This is good writing. Up there with Malamud, Bashevis Singer and Appelfeld.
   Challenging story of the cost of loving G-D and His people.
Jesus said in the New Testament that we have to deny ourselves to follow Him. Two Jewish young men, raised with consistent but varied traditions, learn the same thing in this tale. If you love G-D with everything you have, there isn't much left to do.