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By Harold Bloom

Chaim Potok's the selected depicting the Jewish event in the USA is tested with a quick biographical comic strip to supply perception into the author's existence.

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Carpenter approach and go through Savo’s curtains. All day the curtain stays drawn, and Reuven’s so worried he can hardly eat, but Danny’s approach down the aisle finally lifts his spirits. After going out into the hall so as not to disturb Savo, the boys settle on a bench and talk about how they were both born at this hospital. Danny comments, while watching the doctors and nurses rush by, that people look like ants, and that he felt sometimes that that’s all they were (indicating Danny’s philosophical frame of mind).

Reuven says he wants to sleep, and while coming to regret his behavior, he watches Savo play solitaire. It’s worth noting that while Billy and Reuven receive visitors, no one comes to see Savo, and he always plays solitaire. He is truly alone in the world: a gentile without a family or a community. That evening, David Malter comes to visit, and Reuven explains what happened. Angry, Mr. Malter admonishes Reuven, then quickly apologizes for scolding him. He reiterates, though, that Reuven must learn to be patient and listen, then changes the subject, wanting to discuss the war.

The gematriya error, Danny says, was clearly for Reuven, but it also 45 provided Reb with an opportunity to catch Danny not listening, which he admits he wasn’t. He argues, though, that even if he had been listening, he wouldn’t have caught it, since his photographic memory does him no good in math. Reuven asks what happens if Danny misses the mistake, and though it’s been years since he has, Danny says Reb would make a joke and re-engage in a Talmud discussion. The congregants are proud of Reb and Danny and love to hear these exchanges, he explains.

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