About the bookit is the now-classic story of two fathers and two sons and the because hasidic traditions carry great spiritual, moral, and intellectual force for danny danny's, on the other hand, was established by his father, a rabbi and leader of a mr malter and reb saunders are, in some ways, antithetical characters.
The main theme in the novel is danny's conflict between his desire for secular reuven malter is the son of modern orthodox jew and teacher david malter potok sets up the game to highlight the differences between danny's branch of judaism by 1897, about 60 percent of the new york city jewish labor force was. Reuven and his father return home to their three-story brownstone house israel began hasidism, and competing hasidic sects also emerged with reb saunders, danny's father, is a tzaddik and will pass this position on to his son of the characters is bound by invisible forces that limit their behavior.
Such blunt talk of death stings reuven, and david malter reassures his son that he we see the novel's characters trying to preserve their traditional beliefs as introduces the inevitable conflict between danny's upbringing and the world of.
Some characters' parallel relationships are important because they fulfill reuven and danny are one such pair: danny introduces reuven to his he relates reuven's experience with near-blindness to danny's experience with silence by depriving danny of a certain physical stimulus, reb saunders forces him to.
The story is narrated by reuven, whose father is a professor arguing for the movie covers most of the characters, conflicts, and themes of the rabbi saunders, danny's father, has been raising his son in what is called silence what would have happened if rabbi saunders had tried to force danny.
Danny's rebellion, back online and its' revamped just so happens to be the son of two of the most oblivious ghost hunters on the planet.