An Orthodox rabbi and the professor of the highest-level Talmud course at Hirsch College. He teaches both Reuven and Danny and is a formidable and intimidating presence at the school. Reuven comes to learn that Gershenson is not as traditional as he seems but must repress some of his more radical ideas to teach at this highly conservative college.
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...combines both religious and secular study. Danny is in the highest Talmud class with Rav Gershenson and Reuven is in the second highest. Danny is also studying psychology, but to his... (full context)
...encounters a very difficult passage and somehow knows that this is the one that Rav Gershenson will ask him about. He reconstructs the text using his father's method and also memorizes... (full context)
...Malter returns home from the hospital but is still too weak to do anything. Rav Gershenson now calls on Reuven regularly and Reuven always answers well. Reuven comes to accept his... (full context)
...Reuven continue their old habit of meeting before and after school. They now dominate Rav Gershenson’s class with their debates. Danny tells Reuven that he has now become resigned to experimental... (full context)