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
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Review: The PromiseUser Review - Alicia - Goodreads
I loved following the characters from The Chosen, as I learned more about Jewish culture and history (plus some psychology). I still love the wisdom of Mr. Malter. Quotes: "'Little children little ... Read full review
Review: The PromiseUser Review - Tamara - Goodreads
I've long had complex feelings about my Judaism. I am a Conservative Jew, and was very observant during my childhood and adolescence. I grew away from my religion for several years, but over the past ... Read full review