Potok, Chaim

(b. 1929)
   American novelist. Potok was born in New York and educated at Yeshiva University, the Jewish Theological Seminary and the University of Pennsylvania. An ordained rabbi, he served as army chaplain during the Korean War. Between 1965 and 1975 he was editor of the Jewish Publication Society. He is best known for his novels set in Orthodox and Hasidic circles. These include The Chosen (1967), The Promise (1969), My Name is Asher Lev (1972), In the Beginning (1975) and The Gift of Asher Lev (1990). The books are full of conflicts between fathers and sons, between the traditional and the modern and between the sacred and the secular. They have proved immensely popular in both the non-Jewish and the Jewish community. He has also written Wanderings (1978), a history of the Jewish people and two plays, both premiered in 1990.

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  • POTOK, CHAIM — POTOK, CHAIM, (1929–2002) novelist and editor. Born and raised in New York City, Chaim Potok graduated from Yeshiva University in 1950 with a B.A. Summa Cum Laude in English literature. In 1954 he was ordained as a Conservative rabbi at the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Potok, Chaim — orig. Herman Harold Potok born Feb. 17, 1929, New York, N.Y., U.S. died July 23, 2002, Merion, Pa. U.S. rabbi and novelist. The son of Polish immigrants, he was reared in an Orthodox Jewish home and was ordained a Conservative rabbi. He taught… …   Universalium

  • Potok, Chaim — orig. Herman Harold Potok (17 feb. 1929, Nueva York, N.Y., EE.UU. – 23 jul. 2002, Merion, Pa.). Rabino y novelista estadounidense. Hijo de inmigrantes polacos, creció en una casa judía ortodoxa y fue ordenado rabino conservador. Se dedicó a la… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Potok, Chaim — (b. 1929)    American novelist. He was born in New York. He taught at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles and the Jewish Theological Seminary. In 1965 he became editor of the Jewish Publication Society. His novels include The Chosen, The… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Chaim Potok — Potok at the Miami Book Fair International of 1985 Born Herman Harold Potok February 17, 1929(1929 02 17) The Bronx, New York City Died …   Wikipedia

  • Chaim Potok — Potok en la Feria Internacional del LIbro de Miami de 1987 Nombre completo Herman Harold Potok Nacimiento …   Wikipedia Español

  • Potok — may refer to:In places: * Potok, Rimavská Sobota District, a Slovakian village * Potok, Ružomberok District, a Slovakian villagePeople with the surname Potok: * Chaim Potok (1929–2002), US rabbi and author * Richard Potok, Australian lawyer See… …   Wikipedia

  • Chaim — (as used in expressions) Chaim Jacob Lipchitz Potok Chaim Soutine Chaim Weizmann Chaim Azriel * * * …   Universalium

  • Chaim — (as used in expressions) Chaim Jacob Lipchitz Potok, Chaim Soutine, Chaim Weizmann, Chaim (Azriel) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Chaim Potok — Chaim Potok, 1985 Herman Harold Potok, besser bekannt als Chaim Potok (* 17. Februar 1929 in New York City; † 23. Juli 2002 in Merion, Pennsylvania), war ein amerikanisch jüdischer Schriftsteller und Rabbiner. Chaim Potok wurde in der Bronx …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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