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My Name Is Asher Lev Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 3 Summary

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Chapter 3 Summary

Asher is ten-years-old. Aryeh receives word that Stalin is paralyzed from a stroke, and the following day Stalin dies. Although the Hasidic community celebrates Stalin's death, Yudel Krinsky points out that the dead do not return to life just because a tyrant has died.

Rivkeh tells Asher that the Rebbe may send Aryeh to Vienna, and Asher becomes so sick that he stays in bed for a week. In his feverish dreams, Uncle Yitzchok urges Asher to draw again and Yudel Krinsky warns him that Vienna is a city that hates Jews. When the fever ends, Asher learns that his family is moving. His father's assignment is to open Ladover yeshivos throughout Europe. Asher is afraid of moving, because flying scares him and he does not know how to speak in German.

Chapter 3 Analysis

Asher continues to feel conflicted about his religion. He has a nightmare about...

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