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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.
Potok's best, IMO. Wonderful read, and a candid look into the Jewish culture.Published 2 days 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 3 days 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 10 days 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 22 days ago by Sacajawea
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 1 month 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 1 month ago by sandra barton