Reuven meets Billy in the hospital and wonder how he is doing, he calls his father and he tell Reuven that Billy's surgery did not go well. Once Reuven hung the phone up he was going through a mixture of emotions. The author demonstrates his emotions by creating a cene where a fly is trapped in a spider web.
The climax of the novel occurs in book three. Reb Saunders, Danny's father forbids him from being friends with Danny. Danny is not able to talk to him, look at him, or even be around him. This occurred because Reb found out that David was going to make a homeland for the Jews in Palestine.
The falling action also occurs in book three. Reb, Danny's father confesses to Danny that he knew about his decision about becoming Rabbi. In the beginning of the novel the Danny makes it clear that his father does not talk to him. His father says the silent treatment was a way of teaching Danny compassion.
Finally, the chosen ends with Reuven meeting Danny to say goodbye for the last time. Danny also cuts off his facial hair and earlocks to symbolize that he is not going to become Rabbi. His father respects his decision as Danny decides he is going to move to Columbia.