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Chosen
Chaim Potok
0449213447
July 1995
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Few stories offer more warmth, wisdom, or generosity than this tale of two boys, their fathers, their friendship, and the chaotic times in which they live. Though on the surface it explores religious faith--the intellectually committed as well as the passionately observant--the struggles addressed in The Chosen are familiar to families of all faiths and in all nations.

In 1940s Brooklyn, New York, an accident throws Reuven Malther and Danny Saunders together. Despite their differences (Reuven is a Modern Orthodox Jew with an intellectual, Zionist father; Danny is the brilliant son and rightful heir to a Hasidic rebbe), the young men form a deep, if unlikely, friendship. Together they negotiate adolescence, family conflicts, the crisis of faith engendered when Holocaust stories begin to emerge in the U.S., loss,...



My Name Is Asher Lev
Chaim Potok
1400031044
March 2003
Paperback
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Review
“A novel of finely articulated tragic power. . . . Little short of a work of genius.”

“Memorable. . . . Profound in its vision of humanity, of religion, and of art.”

“Such a feeling of freshness, of something brand-new. . . . Attention-holding and ultimately moving.”

“Engrossing and illuminating.”

Review
?A novel of finely articulated tragic power. . . . Little short of a work of genius.?

?Memorable. . . . Profound in its vision of humanity, of religion, and of art.?

?Such a feeling of freshness, of something brand-new. . . . Attention-holding and ultimately moving.?

?Engrossing and illuminating.?

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Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary
David L. Lieber (Editor)
0827607121
September 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The first new Torah commentary for Conservative Judaism in over 70 years, Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary, boasts an all-star editorial cast. Harold Kushner's d'rash (interpretive commentary) explores the importance of social justice in Judaism, while Chaim Potok's contributions attempt to ground the Torah historically by ascertaining its meaning to the ancient Israelites. A special section edited by Elliot Dorff and Susan Grossman investigates the Jewish legal tradition and its foundations in the Torah; biblical scholar Michael Fishbane offers commentary on the haftarah (Torah portions to be read in the synagogue throughout the year). This commentary is a monumental achievement, incorporating recent archaeological findings, textual interpretations and (for the first time) the opinions of female rabbis. Copyright...


...I Never Saw Another Butterfly...: Children's Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp 1942-1944
Hana Volavkova (Editor)
0805210156
March 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
Fifteen thousand children under the age of fifteen passed through the Terezin Concentration Camp. Fewer than 100 survived. In these poems and pictures drawn by the young inmates, we see the daily misery of these uprooted children, as well as their hopes and fears, their courage and optimism. 60 color illustrations.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Czech --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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The Chosen
Chaim Potok
0030556287
July 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
Few stories offer more warmth, wisdom, or generosity than this tale of two boys, their fathers, their friendship, and the chaotic times in which they live. Though on the surface it explores religious faith--the intellectually committed as well as the passionately observant--the struggles addressed in The Chosen are familiar to families of all faiths and in all nations.

In 1940s Brooklyn, New York, an accident throws Reuven Malther and Danny Saunders together. Despite their differences (Reuven is a Modern Orthodox Jew with an intellectual, Zionist father; Danny is the brilliant son and rightful heir to a Hasidic rebbe), the young men form a deep, if unlikely, friendship. Together they negotiate adolescence, family conflicts, the crisis of faith engendered when Holocaust stories begin to emerge in the U.S., loss,...



As A Driven Leaf
Milton Steinberg
0874411033
April 1996
Paperback
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Amazon.com
The magnificent work of modern fiction that brings the age of the Talmud to life. The characters include the well-known historical figures: Akiba, Yohanan, Joshua, Eleazar, Beruriah, and Elisha ben Abuyah, whose struggle to live in two worlds destroyed his chance to live in either. Foreword by Chaim Potok

The New York Times
Imposing...remarkably effective.

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My First 79 Years
Isaac W. Stern
0306810069
Feb 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
The conductor George Szell once told Isaac Stern that if he spent less time doing other things and more time practicing he could be "the greatest violinist in the world." Since those "other things" included saving Carnegie Hall from the wrecker's ball, generously sponsoring young artists like Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman, and touring the world as an ambassador of American classical performance, music lovers can only be grateful that Stern settled for being one of the world's great violinists. His appealing memoir reveals a well-rounded man with a gusto for life beyond the concert hall that made his passion for music all the more fulfilling. Born on the Russian-Polish border in 1920, Stern grew up in San Francisco and by age 6 already displayed a precocious musical gift. His assessment of his abilities is refreshingly free of...


Chaim Potok
Sanford V. Sternlicht
0313311811
Sept 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Since the publication of his first novel, The Chosen, Chaim Potok has been regarded as one of the most important Jewish-American writers of our time. In that 1967 landmark work, in its sequel The Promise (1969), and in the other works that followed, Potok has explored the conflict between Jewish values and the secular American culture against which these enlightening stories are set. This full-length critical study introduces students to the powerful fiction of Potok. By examining in depth not only the spiritual elements but also the literary components that make works such as My Name Is Asher Lev (1972) best-sellers, this Critical Companion helps readers gain an appreciation for the considerable literary achievements of Potok. A close reading is given for each of Potok's eight novels, including his most recent work...


The Chosen
Chaim Potok
0449911543
August 1996
Paperback
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Book Review
Few stories offer more warmth, wisdom, or generosity than this tale of two boys, their fathers, their friendship, and the chaotic times in which they live. Though on the surface it explores religious faith--the intellectually committed as well as the passionately observant--the struggles addressed in The Chosen are familiar to families of all faiths and in all nations.

In 1940s Brooklyn, New York, an accident throws Reuven Malther and Danny Saunders together. Despite their differences (Reuven is a Modern Orthodox Jew with an intellectual, Zionist father; Danny is the brilliant son and rightful heir to a Hasidic rebbe), the young men form a deep, if unlikely, friendship. Together they negotiate adolescence, family conflicts, the crisis of faith engendered when Holocaust stories begin to emerge in the U.S., loss,...



Old Men at Midnight
Chaim Potok
0345439988
July 2002
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Potok returns with three novellas linked by a single character, Ilana Davita Dinn, whose life experiences carry us from the Holocaust to the Kremlin's doctor's plot to the quieter terrors of old age. Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Library Journal
Potok returns with three novellas linked by a single character, Ilana Davita Dinn, whose life experiences carry us from the Holocaust to the Kremlin's doctor's plot to the quieter terrors of old age.Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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The Chosen (SparkNotes)
SparkNotes Editors
1586635042
July 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
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The Promise
Chaim Potok
1400095417
November 2005
Paperback
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Review
“A profound, moving book...refreshing, inspiring” —The Wall Street Journal

“A superb mirror of a place, a time, and a group of people who capture our immediate interest and holid it tightly.” --The Philadelphia Inquirer

“The characterizations are vivid, the incidents dramatic, the narrative fluid. . . . Overall . . . a glow of human erudition and compassion.” --Washington Post Book World

“Brilliantly and intricately conceived. . . . The Chosen established Chaim Potok’s reputation as a significant writer. The Promise reaffirms it.”–The New York Times Book Review

Book Description
Reuven Malter lives in Brooklyn, he’s in love, and he’s...


Old Men at Midnight
Chaim Potok
0375410716
Oct 2001
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Potok returns with three novellas linked by a single character, Ilana Davita Dinn, whose life experiences carry us from the Holocaust to the Kremlin's doctor's plot to the quieter terrors of old age. Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
Potok returns with three novellas linked by a single character, Ilana Davita Dinn, whose life experiences carry us from the Holocaust to the Kremlin's doctor's plot to the quieter terrors of old age.Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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The Chosen
Chaim Potok
141935017X
June 2005
Compact Disc
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Book Review
Few stories offer more warmth, wisdom, or generosity than this tale of two boys, their fathers, their friendship, and the chaotic times in which they live. Though on the surface it explores religious faith--the intellectually committed as well as the passionately observant--the struggles addressed in The Chosen are familiar to families of all faiths and in all nations.

In 1940s Brooklyn, New York, an accident throws Reuven Malther and Danny Saunders together. Despite their differences (Reuven is a Modern Orthodox Jew with an intellectual, Zionist father; Danny is the brilliant son and rightful heir to a Hasidic rebbe), the young men form a deep, if unlikely, friendship. Together they negotiate adolescence, family conflicts, the crisis of faith engendered when Holocaust stories begin to emerge in the U.S., loss,...



In the Beginning
Chaim Potok
044900113X
Sept 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
David Lurie learns that all beginnings are hard. He must fight for his place against the bullies in his Depression-shadowed Bronx neighborhood and his own frail health. As a young man, he must start anew and define his own path of personal belief that diverges sharply with his devout father and everything he has been taught.... --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

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David Lurie learns that all beginnings are hard. He must fight for his place against the bullies in his Depression-shadowed Bronx neighborhood and his own frail health. As a young man, he must start anew and define his own path of personal belief that diverges sharply with his devout father and everything he has been taught.... --This text refers to the...


The Gift of Asher Lev
Chaim Potok
0449001156
Sept 1997
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In his first novel in five years, Potok brings back the Hasidic artist hero of My Name Is Asher Lev . Now living in France, Asher is deeply disturbed by the reviews of his latest show, which criticize his paintings as facile self-imitation. When he learns of the death of his favorite uncle, he returns to Brooklyn with his family for a funeral reunion with fellow Ladover Hasids. In America, Asher is assailed by memories and surprises: his uncle had amassed important artworks, and Asher is made responsible for the collection. He also faces a crisis in his own work, and yet another dilemma when he realizes that his son Avrumel has a chance to inherit the mantle of the Ladover rabbi if the boy remains in Brooklyn under the the sect leader's special tutelage. Asher understands that because the religious community...


Davita's Harp
Chaim Potok
0449911837
August 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
For Davita Chandal, growing up in the New York of the 1930s and '40s is an experience of joy and sadness. Her loving parents, both fervent radicals, fill her with the fiercely bright hope of a new and better world. But as the deprivations of war and depression take a ruthless toll, Davita unexpectedly turns to the Jewish faith that her mother had long ago abandoned, finding there both a solace for her questioning inner pain and a test of her budding spirit of independence.


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From the Publisher
Davita's Harp is a terrific read by Chiam Potok. He captures the mood, tensions and conflicts in the lives of the Jewish community in this country during the terrible times of McCarthyism and paranoia. As a Jewish child who was raised ...

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