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Gematriya (gem ot ree ya) a sort of arithmetical amusement to disclose the hidden meaning of biblical or other text by determining the numerical equivalents of the Hebrew letters in a Hebrew word. • Mitnagdim life. • secular (Meet nog dim) critics or opponents of the Hasidic way of not specifically religious. CHAPTERS 8-10 Summary Danny meets Reuven at the library and reads from Heinrich Graetz’s History of the Jews, a history book that is uncomplimentary (and not totally accurate, Mr. Malter later tells Reuven) about Hasidic Judaism.
However, he is also dependent on his brother in that his future decision not to accept his inherited religious position will be easier to make knowing that his brother can assume the position. His comment that his sister is already promised in marriage stops any intention Reuven might have about dating her. Danny’s trusting that his father’s motives for demanding silence between them is ironic: Although Danny says that his father is a great man and therefore must have valid reasons not to speak to him, he also comments that his father is intellectually “trapped,” which Danny refuses to become.
Likewise, because Reb Saunders’ philosophy of life is completely grounded in Hasidism, we expect him to insulate himself within his religion and leave world affairs to the will of God. Chapter 11 ends in a somber tone, as did Chapter 10. David Malter suffers a heart attack, and Reuven temporarily moves in with Danny’s family while his father recuperates. Reuven’s stay with Danny’s family allows us to gain a better insight into the Saunders family. Reb Saunders is both physically and emotionally devastated by the slaughter of millions of Jews during World War II.