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My Name Is Asher Lev Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 2 Summary

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Chapter 2 Summary

At school Asher's teachers are especially kind to him because of his family's prominence in the Ladover community. Asher's father is a close emissary of the Rebbe, and his mother is one of the very few Ladover women permitted by the Rebbe to attend college. At school the mashpia, Rav Yosef Cutler, teaches Asher and his classmates the doctrines of Ladover Hasidism. Asher stops drawing. He tells his mother that art is a waste of time from the sitra achra.

Asher's family spends the summer in a Hasidic colony in the Berkshire Mountains. When they return to Brooklyn, his mother begins to organize the family's schedule "to make maximum use" of their time. She becomes obsessed with time management. Once, when Asher returns home a bit late, his enraged mother screams at him.

In the summer of 1952, Asher's father brings disturbing news to the family's Berkshire bungalow...

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