The Promise Setting & Symbolism

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Hirsch University

The university where Kalman teaches and Reuven is getting ordained as a rabbi.

Frankel Seminary and Library

The seminary where Gordon teaches and where David Malter eventually takes a job. Reuven studied there in an effort to help his father's research, but his appearance there started rumors at Hirsch.

Reuven's House

Reuven and his father have a home in Williamsburg, where some of the book's major events take place.

Daniel's Apartment

Daniel's apartment serves as a meeting ground between Reuven and Daniel at several points throughout the book.

The Gordons' Home

Reuven often visits the Gordons' home, sometimes with Rachel and other times just to speak about Michael or to talk about Abraham's work.

The Treatment Center

Michael eventually has to enter the treatment center where Danny works.

The Torah

The first five books of the Bible thought to have been written by Moses.

The Talmud

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