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Chaim Potok
Chaim Potok (February 17, 1929 – July 23, 2002) was an American Jewish author and rabbi. Potok is most famous for his first book The Chosen (1967), which was listed on The New York Times’ best seller list for 39 weeks and sold more than 3,400,000 copies.Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. show more



Chaim Potok (February 17, 1929 – July 23, 2002) was an American Jewish author and rabbi. Potok is most famous for his first book The Chosen (1967), which was listed on The New York Times’ best seller list for 39 weeks and sold more than 3,400,000 copies.Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Birth date: February 17, 1929
Died: July 23, 2002
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 4 years ago
I seem to have inadvertently found myself on a theological reading streak. Like The Alchemist, this book was recommended to me by a friend (although more enthusiastically), and also like The Alchemist, I picked it up for reasons that ended up having nothing to do with the book. I thought The Chose...
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Brenna M's Book Blog rated it 4 years ago
THE CHOSEN, 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION Chiam Potok Hardcover, 416 pages Published November 1st 2016 by Simon & Schuster (first published 1967) ISBN13: 9781501142475 I have liked everything that I have read so far of Chaim Potok. The Chosen was the first I read, and I definitely enjoyed it again. Wha...
silverneurotic
silverneurotic rated it 7 years ago
I picked this book up at a library book fair. It is the now-classic story of two fathers and two sons and the pressures on all of them to pursue the religion they share in the way that is best suited to each. And as the boys grow into young men, they discover in the other a lost spiritual brother...
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it 8 years ago
Reread The Chosen, after a first read 27 years ago. It was good again, but not great. A strangely paced work. I can't remember such a lack of female characters in a long time. But the insight into the lives of Reuven and Danny makes it work.
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Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 8 years ago
Interesting and passed on to my mother to read. It's the story of a jeswish artist, the struggle he has between his art and his heritage and the difficult choices he has to make to keep his soul satisfied. I found it interesting but really didn't quite engage with the main character. Still echoes...
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