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orthodox
strictly Jewish, not accepting to change, traditional
yiddish
language spoken by Jews originating from roots of European languages such as German
Torah
the jewish holy scriptures; first 5 books of the old testament, also called books of moses
tzaddik
a very holy rabbi of hasidic jews who is said to understand messages from God. they lead their community and pass their position to their son
yeshiva
a religious school where Jewish boys go to study the Talmud, important Jewish documents and other education
Danny studies the Talmud in Hebrew while Reuven studies it in Yiddish
false
Reb Saunders uses the gematriya to uncover meaning from the numerical values of the words
true
Danny has a photographic memory and wants to be a rabbi
false
Mr Malter recommends books for Danny to read because he disapproves of Hasidism
false
Reuven is horrified by the public quizzing on the Talmud that Danny undergoes
true
The synagogue where Reuven and his father worship was once a storefront
T
Danny admits the softball game between Reuven and Danny's teams turned into a holy war
T
Danny Saunders deliberately tried to hit the ball at the pitcher in the softball game
F
Danny told Reuven that Reuven didn't want to duck because he wanted to stop Danny's hit
T
Danny believes that he has difficulty reading Freud because he is reading Freud in English rather than in German
F
Danny wants to drop psychology in college because he does not think experimental psychology is the way to study the mind
T
When reading about the Holocaust Mr Malter said: "How the world drinks our blood, how the world makes us suffer"
F
When Reb Saunders hears Reuven mention the possibility of a Jewish state he silences Reuven
F
Danny accepts his father's silence toward him because he trusts his father
T
Rav Gershensen himself does not understand all of the teachings of the Talmud
T
Danny shaves off his beard and earlocks because he cannot continue to be Hasidic and believe in Freud
F
Reb Saunders permits Danny to speak to Reuven after the issue of a Jewish state has been decided
T
After graduating from Hirsch College, Reuven will continue to study to be a rabbi and Danny will study psychology at New York University
F; colombia univ
Reb Saunders imposes silence on Reuven because he believes Reuven will corrupt Danny with his beliefs about Zionism
F
When Reb Saunders says Danny will be a tzaddik for the world, he means that Danny will have the soul of a tzaddik while living and working in the modern world
T
when is the only time danny and his father speak?
a. when reb saunders quizzes him on the talmud
b. when the two are alone together
c. when danny is studying the torah
d. when reb saunders can lecture danny
a
which best describes reb saunders' attitude toward Reuven Malter
a. he looks at and approves of reuvens soul
b. he has contempt for reuven for his zionist views
c. he attempts to deny the possibility that reuven might "corrupt" danny
d. he uses reuven as a way to communicate with his father
a
when mr malter says, "a span of life is nothing. butthe man who lives that life, HE is something," he means that
a. a man should fill his life with meaning
b. a man should study the torah to find meaning
c. a man should work for the creation of a jewish homeland
d. all men will die
a
"the slaughter of six million Jews will only have meaning on the day a Jewish state is established." which character opposes this?
a. Reb
b. Rav Gershenson
c. reuven
d. david
a
when danny says, "Theres more truth to that than you realize. You can listen to silence," he means
a. a person can listen to his own soul
b. a person can learn from other's suffering
c. silence talks
d. all of the above
d
which of the following best describes danny saunders' view of his father?
a. he understands why his father acts this way, but would never treat another in the same manner
b. he dislikes his father for the psychological suffering he inflicts
c. he does not understand his father's silence but he respects him for it
d. he fears his father and his traditional ways
c
according to reb saunders what was reuven's role in his son's life?
a. reuven was sent to teach danny about exp physcology
b. reuven was sent by the world to corrupt his son
c. reuven was sent by god to test his son's devotion to god
d. reuven was sent by god when danny was ready to rebel
d
"anything can be a shell." what is the example of the shell that reb saunders gives of a 'shell'?
a. friendship
b. a great mind
c. knowledge
d. pride
b
harangues
angry speech that critisizes/blames people
dungarees
jeans
which of the following best describes danny saunders' view of his father?
a. he understands why his father acts this way, but would never treat another in the same manner
b. he dislikes his father for the psychological suffering he inflicts
c. he does not understand his father's silence but he respects him for it
d. he fears his father and his traditional ways
c
according to reb saunders what was reuven's role in his son's life?
a. reuven was sent to teach danny about exp physcology
b. reuven was sent by the world to corrupt his son
c. reuven was sent by god to test his son's devotion to god
d. reuven was sent by god when danny was ready to rebel
d
"anything can be a shell." what is the example of the shell that reb saunders gives of a 'shell'?
a. friendship
b. a great mind
c. knowledge
d. pride
b
harangues
angry speech that critisizes/blames people
dungarees
jeans
assimilationist
a person who changes to become part/take on values of dominant culture
tzitzit
fringes of vestlike undershirt, only for males
lithe
bending easily/flexible/limber
apikorsum
heretic, denied faith
shamashim
body guard
adept
good at something
zealousness
passionate devotion to a cause
disheveled
messy, usually physical appearance
samovar
an urn (Russian) to make tea
momzer
bastard child, derogatory
desecration
messing up/destoying something valuable
Semetic
jewish
eking
not get much/hard to get
shleppers
person who's lazy, unkept, disheveled
virtuosity
talent, being really good at something
parochial
restricted, narrowness of thought; controlled by parish/religious representation
minyan
10 men make a congregation
mitnaged
someone opposed to Jewish ways
gematriya
every letter of Hebrew alphabet has a numerical value. manipulate numbers to create meaning
Kaballah
jewish mysticism
Talmud
writings that are basis of Jewish civil and religious law
Kaddish
Jewish prayer recited by mourners after the death of a close relative