The Chosen Study Guide

The Chosen

The Chosen by Chaim Potok

The Chosen is a novel about two Jewish boys in Brooklyn during the 1940s, presenting themes of tradition vs. individualism, friendship and the search for truth. Danny and Reuven become close friends although Daniel is brought up in a much different household, run by his father, Reb Saunders, who is silent to his son. Reb Suanders wants Danny to follow in his footsteps and forbids Danny to associate with Reuven after he learns of his Zionist views. Eventually, the two become friends again and Danny goes off to study psychology.

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