Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
* The narrator introduces his small, Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn, in which, by 1950, the population is exploding.
* The neighborhood had a few Hasidic sects, but now Jews are migrating there from lands where they are persecuted.
* The neighborhood establishes new educational institutions.
* The narrator, who lives among orthodox Jewish believers decides to become a Rabbi...
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