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The book of lights

Author: Chaim 1929- Potok
Publisher: New York : Fawcett Crest, c 1981.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : First Ballantine Books EditionView 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--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  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chaim 1929- Potok
ISBN: 0449245691 $3.95 9780449245699 $3.95
OCLC Number: 671267190
Description: 239 p.
Responsibility: by 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--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."

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