Reuven Malter lives in Brooklyn, he's in love, and he's studying to be a rabbi. He also keeps challenging the strict interpretations of his teachers, and if he keeps it up, his dream of becoming a rabbi may die.
One day, worried about a disturbed, unhappy boy named Michael, Reuven takes him sailing and cloud-watching. Reuven also introduces him to an old friend, Danny Saunders-now a psychologist with a growing reputation. Reconnected by their shared concern for Michael, Reuven and Danny each learns what it is to take on life-whether sacred truths or a troubled child-according to his own lights, not just established authority.
In a passionate, energetic narrative, The Promise brilliantly dramatizes what it is to master and use knowledge to make one's own way in the world
15 pages matching center board in this book
Results 1-3 of 15
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - viviennestrauss - LibraryThing
This book was a truly interesting journey into another place and time, I found it at times to read almost like a psychological thriller and others to be quite scholarly. One phrase near the end sums ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Maggie.Anton - LibraryThing
Almost as good as The Chosen, but I didn't find the psychology as compelling as the Talmud. Also disappointed that Reuben didn't end up with a wife as well. Read full review