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The Promise Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

What is Reuven's central conflict in the beginning of the book? What does he dislike about Rav Kalman? What does he like about Abraham Gordon?

Why does Rav Kalman make Reuven so angry? How is that anger resolved in the end?

Why doesn't Reuven become Abraham's student?

Why is Danny trying so hard to cure Michael?

What is Michael's mental problem? How does Danny set out to cure it? How does Michael finally break?

How is Michael isolated? How is Reuven isolated? How are their experiences similar? Is the isolation of one a proxy for the isolation of another?

When Rav Kalman forces Reuven to choose which world he wants to live in, how does Reuven respond? What is his ultimate decision?

Why does Michael hate his father?

How does Reuven's father relate to the ideological conflict between Kalman and Gordon?

Reuven has three primary father figures...

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