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My Name Is Asher Lev Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 9 Summary

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Chapter 9 Summary

Aryeh resurfaces in Vienna after Passover. When he returns to Brooklyn, he appears aged and gaunt. He refuses to say whether he has been in Russia. Aryeh tells Asher that he remains un-reconciled to his art. Jacob takes Asher to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In defiance of the Rebbe, Jacob brings in a young woman to pose nude for Asher. He argues that the nude is an art form every artist must master.

Rivkeh has finished her dissertation, and she wants to join Aryeh in Europe. That would require Asher to live with Yitzchok, however, which he refuses to do. Rivkeh begins acting unbalanced. At school Asher's classmates and teachers continue to scoff at him for being an artist. One fellow student slips taunting poems into Asher's schoolbook. He, in turn, puts unflattering sketches into the boy's book.

The Rebbe decides that Rivkeh should go to...

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