Reuven Malter - He is the main character and the son of a Rabbi and widely renowned Talmudic Scholar.
Michael Gordon - This character is the fourteen-year-old precocious son of a liberal Jewish professor who wants to retain Jewish traditional religious practices while abandoning Jewish theology.
Daniel Saunders - This character is Reuven's childhood friend and a brilliant psychologist who shocked his father and community by refusing to become a Rebbe.
Abraham Gordon - This character is a professor and liberal teacher of Judaism who forms one of the major poles of conflict in the Promise.
David Malter - This character a widely-renowned Talmud scholar who is torn between tradition and modernity and whose son is the narrator.
Rav Kalman - This character is Reuven's Talmud teacher, who survived the concentration camps and is rigidly orthodox in his theology, criticizing anyone who deviates.
Rachel Gordon - This...
This section contains 264 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)