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Thread: Questions from Week 18 Rhetoric regarding "The Chosen"

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    Dear Christy,

    Wow! This coming-of-age novel was perfectly timed for our reading. So much rich discussion has followed. Thank you so much for being part of the blessings that have come from our Rhetoric Literature readings and discussions.

    On page 251, Reuven goes to "the school library" and looks for Rev Gershenson's name in the catalogues. His name isn't listed anywhere. It was then that Reuven understood why his father was not teaching in that school.

    We don't get it: Which school's directory did he check? What is the significance of Rev Gershenson's name not being in the catalogue? Why did Mr. Malter not teach at that school? Why do they avoid Gershenson's name in a later conversation?

    We really enjoyed this book and would like to understand it even better. Any insights would be appreciated.

    Beth Ann

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    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Fayette County, TN
    I found this interesting site with an answer for you from Potok himself:

    Hope that helps,

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    Very interesting set of FAQ!

    Nice explanation of all the intricacies and complexities: the scientific method, scholarly writing, Modernism, etc.

    Thank you for taking the time to share that information.

    Beth Ann

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    Jun 2004
    So. CA
    Thanks for finding and posting this link!

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