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Chaim Potok's writing is beautiful and evocative, and his story is intricate and important.
My Name is Asher Lev is the story of a boy growing up as a Hasidic Jew who finds, to the great regret of his father, that he wants to become an artist.
It was a great literary work which had also expanded my knowledge of Judaism as well as Jewish tradition and culture.
1/2 this book is dialogue, but the kid speaks in monosyllables.
He admits he was a poor student of torah. It shows. Read more
What I love about this book is that it talks so specifically about the Jewish culture and various terms jump out and bring my attention. Read morePublished 13 days ago by trin carl
So few words to communicate love, hurt, desire, personal pursuits. The author did a beautiful job. The brevity was outstanding. Loved, loved the book. Read morePublished 19 days ago by sandra barton
Held my attention and learned things that I was not aware had happenedPublished 20 days ago by rosemary valenti
This is my favorite book of all time! The writing is superb, and the subject---Orthodox Jewish son caught between devout parents and the requirements of his chosen work--is... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Caroline Rader
While this novel is almost 25 to 30 years old, it was the best book I've read all year. Its a combination of a boy growing up, dealing with family situations, and the world around... Read morePublished 1 month ago by JT Atlanta