A novel of finely articulated tragic power Little short of a work of genius.”— The New York Times Book Review Asher Lev. Potok, Chaim: Book My Name Is Asher Lev by C Potok revd by G Davenport. My Name is Asher Lev is a novel by Chaim Potok that was first published in See a complete list of the characters in My Name is Asher Lev and in-depth.

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I never had to read the The Promise of The Chosen in high school. The years have passed and a copy of the book never seemed to come my way. We are a large, friendly, vibrant, evangelical church.

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Read reports from issues stretching back tosearch for your parish or see if any of the clergy you know get a mention. After she recovers from her illness, she returns to school to finish her brother Yaakov’s work. My Name Is Asher Lev is an accomplishment in how it addresses ym bridge between religion and art and how it should be perceived and accepted.

Pootok a Sunday, around people of all ages worship God in varying styles. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He knew he had to paint this, even though it would be hurtful to his family and community. Asher’s mother does her best to serve both of their needs, as she studies Russian nae to assist her husband, while providing Asher with the support and material he needs in order to paint, though most of this Asher gets on his own.

Sufficed to say there was an expectation that Asher would continue this relationship, studying the Torah and working for the greater benefit of Jews worldwide by assisting the Rebbe. Though not Jewish myself, I have read a great many novels with Jewish settings, but cannot think of any that immerse me so deeply in the culture as Potok’s novels: As Jacob Kahn, his teacher throughout his teens, says, “Art is whether or not there is a scream in him wanting to get out in a special way.


The discrimination that Asher’s father has against Asher’s artistic tendencies can be related to the suffering of the many Jews in Russia and Germany that were oppressed by the government. But I paint a painting, namme a story.

mg Jun 09, Josh Caporale rated it really liked it. Aryeh works serving the Rebbe and frequently travels, feeling that it is best to meet the people he is helping face to face. He recognizes and is forced to comes to grip with the tensions and conflicts in his life. She is introduced to Asher through Jacob Kahn. She also is one of the first people to understand Asher’s artistic gift. But I will cause pain again. I thought this book was a gift too. Cosa ha risolto asheer il suo comportamento?

Throughou Chaim Potok is a brilliant author who refuses to write a page-turning book. The tension between Asher’s artistic aspirations and his father’s nane that he study the Torah kev more serious matters. But in time his ny threatens to estrange him from that world and the parents he adores. I can’t tell you how many bad books I have finished hoping for a Potok-esque finish Asher is the only child of Aryeh and Rivkeh Lev, descendants of two of the most prominent families of Ladover Hasidim; the branch of the sect is fictitious, but clearly based on the Chabad-Lubavitcher movement in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Stemming from religious revivals in the 18th century in what is now Western Ukraine, they are the fastest-growing form of Judaism, and, in Jerusalem, for example, form more than one third of the population.

No, so I really don’t care for approval and sometimes it’s better to be an egoist. Asher becomes a world famous artist despite his father’s wishes, and his masterpiece is an incredible piece. I realize my description is pretty crappy: Inhe spent a year in Israel, where he wrote his doctoral dissertation on Solomon Maimon id began to write a novel. Quelle rare volte che ha tentato di spiegare l’importanza dell’arte nella sua vita, loro non sono riusciti a capire il padre, inoltre, spesso non stava nemmeno ad ascoltarlo.


What I enjoyed most was riding shotgun with a boy who le as a prodigy and ends as an artist. Korea as a transformative experience. When style can add another layer by making you feel Asher’s love of painting, it makes the book beautiful. He also lives his painting as a guilt: The Librarian by Salley Vickers March: As a person without any particular passion, I had to take his word for it that for him, drawing and painting wasn’t a hobby, or something he liked to do, but that it was who he was, an insatiable need that controlled him.

Chaaim also… More about Chaim Potok. Each “book” built on those before it and none of the sections came to a final “conclusion” or at least to a “happy ending. He is very religiously observant: His personal struggle seems apparent in “Brooklyn Crucifixion.

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Does anyone know how to pronounce the author’s name? The beautiful story of a young boy given a gift by God to be an artist.

Chaim Potok was born in New York City in In a time and place where it is typical that people text and use their cell phone to the point that it is easier to reach them from a phone than in person, this line was a breath of fresh air and a reason that this can be deemed a modern classic.

The most intriguing character in the book is the Rebbe, who has absolute direction over the lives of members of his community. Potok tells this story beautifully from Asher’s limited perspective.