Paperback. Pub Date :2009-10-01 Pages: 288 Language: English Publisher: Penguin Books Following a baseball game that nearly became a religious war. two Jewish boys become friends. Danny comes from the strict Hasidic sect that keeps him bound in centuries of orthodoxy. Reuven is brought up by a father patently aware of the twentieth century. Everything tries to destroy their friendship. but they use honesty with each other as a shield and it proves an impenetrable protection.