My Name Is Asher Lev - Study Guide Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Asher misses his father. He draws his memories of Aryeh and feels closer to him than he did when Aryeh was in Brooklyn. Rivkeh has graduated from college and now pursues a master's degree in Russian affairs. In December Rivkeh gives Asher a wooden box filled with painting supplies, an easel, and some canvases. He quickly masters painting.

Asher devotes more time to painting than to his schoolwork. Concerned that his son is not studying the Torah, Aryeh sends letters to the mashpia and to Uncle Yitzchok. They remind Asher to do his yeshiva work. Yudel Krinsky and Mrs. Rackover also reprimand him.

Asher's mother takes him to the Parkway Museum. She feels embarrassed when they view paintings of nude women. Asher does not understand the modern paintings, which are smeared with streaks of color. He sees paintings of Jesus, and Rivkeh reluctantly explains the Christian faith...

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