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Potok, Chaim

Works: 336 works in 1,166 publications in 10 languages and 39,287 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Religious fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans  Biography  Novellas  Drama  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer
Classifications: PS3566.O69, 813.54
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The chosen : a novel by Chaim Potok( Book )

30 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 4,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chosen traces a friendship between two Jewish boys growing up in Brooklyn at the end of World War II. Reuven Malter, the narrator and one of the novelʹs two protagonists, is a traditional Orthodox Jew. He is the son of David Malter, a dedicated scholar and humanitarian. Danny Saunders, the other protagonist, is a brilliant Hasid with a photographic memory and a passion for psychoanalysis. Danny is the son of Reb Saunders, the pious and revered head of a great Hasidic dynasty
My name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok( Book )

97 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novelist records the anguish and triumphs of a young painter as he emerges into the great world of art and rejects all else
In the beginning by Chaim Potok( Book )

67 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel, set in the Bronx, New York, concerns a gifted Jewish boy who becomes a Biblical scholar. From shortly after birth, in the 1920's, David Lurie is plagued by illnesses that prove to be emblematic of his growing up. He is bullied by bigger boys, haunted by the "accidents" that he brings upon others, safe only within his pious home. David's inner life, tortured with fears and bad dreams is followed through the Depression, which nearly ruins his family; through the late thirties and forties, as the news from Europe grows more and more dreadful; and into his budding years as a scholar
Davita's harp by Chaim Potok( Book )

51 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughter of a non-believing Jewish mother and a non-believing gentile father--dedicated Communists both--Davita Chandel, growing up as the world suffers through the Spanish Civil War and World War II, turns to Judaism for consolation and spiritual sustenance
The promise by Chaim Potok( Book )

23 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 2,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reuven Malter lives in Brooklyn, he's in love, and he's studying to be a rabbi. He also keeps challenging the strict interpretations of his teachers, and if he keeps it up, his dream of becoming a rabbi may die. One day, worried about a disturbed, unhappy boy named Michael, Reuven takes him sailing and cloud-watching. Reuven also introduces him to an old friend, Danny Saunders--now a psychologist with a growing reputation. Reconnected by their shared concern for Michael, Reuven and Danny each learns what it is to take on life--whether sacred truths or a troubled child--according to his own lights, not just established authority. --From publisher's description
The book of lights by Chaim Potok( Book )

38 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and held by 2,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the center of the novel is Gershon Loran--a young rabbi, the product of a parochial New york Jewish upbringing--whos early life [was] shaped by darkly irrational circumstances ... It is this young man--raised in the absolute belief that 'the Jewish religion made a fundamental difference in the world' -- who at the end of the Korean War, finds himself a chaplain in a country where Judaism has played no part ... Gershon begins to see his own people -- and himself -- in a new light ... Gershon has the most disturbing ... of his visions -- encompassing both light and dark, both good and evil, just as life must; just as, he begins to understand, Judaism must, if it is to remain a living faith."
The gift of Asher Lev by Chaim Potok( Book )

43 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 2,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the continuation of one of Potok's best-known books, we find Lev called back to Brooklyn from France--and once again forced to make a choice between the sacred and the worldly. Lev comes to realize that his decision will affect not only the two worlds he inhabits, but also the sanctitiy of his family and, most importantly, the future of his young son
Wanderings : Chaim Potok's history of the Jews by Chaim Potok( Book )

40 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 2,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the 4,000-year history of the Jewish people from the time of Abraham to the present
I am the clay by Chaim Potok( Book )

33 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of an old man, his wife, and a young boy brought together by chance during the horror of the Korean War
Old men at midnight by Chaim Potok( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the celebrated author of The Chosen and My Name Is Asher Lev, a trilogy of related novellas about a woman whose life touches three very different men - stories that encompass some of the profoundest themes of the twentieth century." "Ilana Davita Dinn is the listener to whom three men relate their lives." "As a young girl, she offers English lessons to a teenage survivor of the camps. In "The Ark Builder," he shares with her the story of his friendship with a proud old builder of synagogue arks, and what happened when the German army invaded their Polish town." "As a graduate student, she finds herself escorting a guest lecturer from the Soviet Union, and in "The War Doctor," her sympathy moves him to put his painful past to paper recounting his experiences as a Soviet NKVD agent who was saved by an idealistic doctor during the Russian civil war, only to encounter him again during the terrifying period of the Kremlin doctors' plot." "And, finally, we meet her in "The Trope Teacher," in which a distinguished professor of military history, trying to write his memoirs, is distracted by his wife's illness and by the arrival next door of a new neighbor, the famous writer I.D. (Ilana Davita) Chandal."--Jacket
My first 79 years by Isaac Stern( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For sixty-four years, Isaac Stern has been a great - and greatly loved - performing artist, famous for his profound music-making, his gusto for life, his passionate dedication to sharing his knowledge and wisdom with younger musicians, and his determination in a good cause." "Brought to America from Russia when he was ten months old, Stern grew up in San Francisco and was quickly recognized as an extraordinary talent. He began performing publicly while still very young, and was soon touring across the country and around the world. His fame escalated when he led the fight to save Carnegie Hall, and again when he was the subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary film From Mao to Mozart." "In this book he shares with us both his personal and his artistic experiences: the story of his rise to eminence; his feelings about music and the violin; his rich emotional life; his great friendships and collaborations with colleagues such as Leonard Bernstein and Pablo Casals; his background as an ardent supporter of Israel; his ideas and beliefs about art, life, love, and the world we live in."--Jacket
The gates of November : chronicles of the Slepak family by Chaim Potok( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the experiences and conflicting ideologies of the Jewish Slepak family, focusing on the story of Solomon, who survived the purges of the 1930s in the Soviet Union, maintaining his loyalty to the Communist party, and of his son, Volodya, who spent five years in Siberia as punishment for his dissent
Zebra and other stories by Chaim Potok( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories about six different young people who each experience a life-changing event
The chosen by Chaim Potok( Recording )

28 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in New York toward the end of WWII, this is the story of two teenage Jewish boys, one the son of a Zionist, the other of a Russian Hassidic. They turn to each other in a fine show of male bonding
Firstfruits : a harvest of 25 years of Israeli writing by James A Michener( Book )

2 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of works by Israeli writers
As a driven leaf by Milton Steinberg( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploration of the times of Elisha ben Abuyah
Tobiasse : artist in exile by Chaim Potok( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tree of here by Chaim Potok( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jason is upset that he has to move for the third time in five years, but he gains comfort from his favorite tree and from the gift of a young tree that he can take with him to his new home
The chosen by Chaim Potok( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A baseball game between Jewish schools is the catalyst that starts a bitter rivalry between two boys and their fathers
The JPS Torah commentary : the traditional Hebrew text with the new JPS translation by Jeffrey H Tigay( Book )

in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Old men at midnight
Alternative Names
Chaim Potok americký spisovatel a rabín

Chaim Potok Amerikaans auteur

Chaim Potok amerikanisch-jüdischer Schriftsteller und Rabbi

Chaim Potok scrittore e rabbino statunitense

Potok, Chaïm 1929-2002

Potok, Haim 1929-2002

Potok, Herman Harold.

Potok, Herman Harold 1929-2002

Поток, Хаим

חיים פוטוק

פוטוק, חיים

포토크, 체임 1929-2002

포톡, 체임 1929-2002

포톡, 하임 1929-2002


ポトク, ハイム

My name is Asher LevIn the beginningDavita's harpThe promiseThe book of lightsThe gift of Asher LevWanderings : Chaim Potok's history of the JewsI am the clay