Short Essay Answer Key
1. What does Asher know about his paternal grandfather?
Asher knows that his paternal grandfather traveled for the Rebbe in order to spread Ladover Hasidism and that a drunken stranger killed him with an axe.
2. How does Rivkeh react to the drawings Asher creates as a toddler?
When Rivkeh sees the drawings that the toddler Asher creates, she thinks they are very good, but she frequently urges him to draw pretty things and to make the world seem pretty.
3. Describe Rivkeh's reaction to her loved one's death.
Rivkeh is shocked by her brother Yaakov's death. He has been like a brother, mother, and father to him after the death of their parents many years previously, and she has loved him greatly. Due to her grief, she stays in bed for quite a while, approaching death herself and refusing to be consoled.
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