The Question and Answer section for The Chosen is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Israel was born arounf 1700 in Poland. He was orphaned as a young child and raised by the village. Israel didn't like school and skipped out as often as possible. When he got older, Israel became the synagogue's beadle. In later years, he became a...
The Cossack Uprising of 1648 was enacted by the Cossacks and peasants, who revolted against Polish rule. As a result of the rebellion, many Jewish communities were destroyed (700) and 100,000 Jews were killed. The rebellion lasted ten years.
Reuben is from a less orthodox religious background and attends a more secular yeshiva. He really disapproves of Danny's father's, Reb Saunders, orthodox Jewish beliefs. It is ironic that Danny should actually become a rabbi.