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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.
Another nice read by Chaim Potok. I have become a huge fan of this writer. I picked up "The Chosen" at Johns Hopkins and after reading that one book, I started getting... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Michael S March
Favorite author of all time. I have all the books that he wrote. I wish that he would publish more novels about the Jewish traditions or history. I Learned a lot! Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
I hated it. I have Jewish culture. If you like Jewish then this is for you. If you despise Jewish culture, then don't read it. Read morePublished 9 days ago by vashmeetsduo
the novel came in okay condition: it was a worn down old library copy and had yellowed pages and dog eared but did not have underlining or other annotations in it. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Gilbert Sharp
Potok's best, IMO. Wonderful read, and a candid look into the Jewish culture.Published 1 month ago by Milo Archreach
I haven't yet finished the book, but so far it is a 5-star book. Great writing, characters and story.Published 1 month ago by Sally Kortekaas
I really liked this book. It was good to read and see the experience of the conflict between a child and a parent and his attempt to make things right but to stay true to himself. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David P. Scoville
A very well written, compelling, coming of age book that is informative and engaging. I didn't grow up in a jewish community and wasn't exposed to any jewish culture until much... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sacajawea