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The Chosen by Chaim Potok
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Aug 07, 2007

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This book was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. I found a dusty copy on a bookshelf at home, and so I picked it up not knowing that it is actually something of a classic. It illustrates the differences (and friction) between a couple of sects within Judaism through the story of two boys, both Jewish, growing up in homes that practice and approach their Faith differently. Set around the end of WWII and the birth of modern Israel ... it's about the reactions and attitudes of Jews in America at that turbulent time. A good read. Insightful.
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