Reuven Malter meets Danny Sauders at a baseball game against their respective yeshiva. When Danny hit a ball that Reuven pitched the ball sails towards Reuven's face, when Reuven does not duck the ball hit him the face. Reuven is bedridden in the hospital because when the ball hit his glasses. Danny visits Reuven at the hospital foreshadowing their frindship.
Danny invites Reuven to meet his dad at their synagogue. Danny's family because of his dad being the Rabbi. Reuven sees the power that Danny holds. When the people part immediately for Danny, Reuven alludes to Danny parting the Red Sea.
Danny and Reuven are talking and Danny realizes that he does not have to be a Rabbi because his brother could take over the synagogue.
Danny and Reuven go to collage and are studying their respective subjects. Danny is very frustrated because his professor does not like Frudians. Danny's professor characterizes people who follows Fred's teaching to be dogmatic!
After a couple of days Danny is able to be alone with Reuven in the the bathroom. Danny tells Reuven that he has been forbidden from speaking with Reuven.
Finally Danny's father given in and allows Danny and Reuven to resume communication and allows Danny to become a physiologist.