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The book of lights

Author: Chaim Potok
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1981.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"At the center of the novel is Gershon Loran--a young rabbi, the product of a parochial New York Jewish upbringing--whose 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 ...  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Religious fiction
Jewish fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Potok, Chaim.
Book of lights.
New York : Knopf : distributed by Random House, 1981
(OCoLC)644700902
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chaim Potok
ISBN: 0394520319 : 9780394520315
OCLC Number: 7460681
Description: 369 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Chaim Potok.

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"At the center of the novel is Gershon Loran--a young rabbi, the product of a parochial New York Jewish upbringing--whose 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."

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