The Promise Character Descriptions

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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...

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