The Importance Of Hasidism In The Chosen

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Danny and Reuven are two young teens that met while they were playing ball on opposing teams. Without knowing each other, they detested one another and it came to the extent that Danny sturdily hit the ball and it stroked Reuven 's eye. This was just the beginning of what soon would be their incessant friendship. Danny visited and despondently apologized to Reuven for having felt hatred towards him. After a couple of visiting, Danny and Reuven both feel sorry and they become close friends despite their religious differences. They have plans for their own future but they have to find a way to incorporate their religion in their future. As these two grow up, they face many challenges along the way. In The Chosen, Danny and Reuven have issues …show more content…
The rabbi, Reb Saunders, is very true to his religion which is Hasidism. He is sort of like the leader of their religious community. Danny merely has full length conversations with his father. He has always grown up like this and his father has taught him in silence, “He told me once he wishes everyone could talk in silence.”(Potok, 72). Danny’s father firmly believes talking in silence is the best way to communicate. Danny is expected to follow the Rabbi’s footsteps and his religion. Reb Saunders generally emphasizes and makes clear about Danny and his designated future. He is supposed to become a rabbi, like his father, and lead their community.

Danny Saunders is a Hasid which places in the Jewish religion. Hasidism is a religion in which religion is embraced in their everyday lifestyle. Hasids generally sanctified everything, even ordinary thing. (“A Life Apart: Hasidism in America -- A Brief Introduction to Hasidism”) The people of the Hasidism religion encompass themselves into a group, which is their religious community. They follow their leader known as the rabbi. The rabbi brings politics and religion together to authorize the
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He wants a different future for himself, rather than the one being chosen for him. He tends to read a lot and he secretly visits the library to read. Everything he reads sort of soaks into him mentally. Danny is thrilled with becoming a psychologist and studying psychoanalysis. The only person he has shared these deep thoughts with is Reuven.

Reuven has an agreeable relationship with his father, David Malter. They comunícate a lot and his father usually has lengthy education based responses to important questions. Reuven is also of the Jewish religion, he’s a modern orthodox Judaism. Reuven is not expected to become a rabbi but rather to educationally expand his knowledge of the world.

Modern Orthodox Judaism is less strive about viewing the world spiritually. This certain Jewish religion des the world and its surroundings as an opportunity of expansion. Modern Orthodoxy deals with more academics rather than focusing on what one feels about it. For the most part, modern orthodoxy is less religion constraining than Hasidism.

Reuven can basically decide for himself what he wants to be. His religion is more academically based but he doesn 't really want to have this

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