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The Chosen

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  52 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Few stories offer more warmth, wisdom, or generosity than this tale of two boys, their fathers, their friendship, and the chaotic times in which they live. Though on the surface it explores religious faith--the intellectually committed as well as the passionately observant--the struggles addressed in The Chosen are familiar to families of all faiths and in all nations.


Unknown Binding, 62 pages
Published December 31st 2011 by Dramatists Play Service
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Alexander Davidson
The Chosen is a great theatrical adaptation of a classic novel that tells the story of two boys from completely different worlds and how they become friends. Daniel is a Hasidic Jew, training as son of the community's rabbi and future tzaddik. Reuven is a non-Hasidic, baseball loving Jewish boy living with his father, a soon-to-be-devout Zionist. Set in the 1940s in a time of the revelation of the Holocaust and a religious struggle in the Jewish community, family and tradition threaten to tear t ...more
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well, i'm half way through this book, and i think a big reason i like it is that its about jews. the dilemma between practicing and actually believing a religion is a very interesting development to the plot.
Two growing up in two very different but convergent Jewish experiences. A tale to illuminate and to touch the heart.
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