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The Chosen (Paperback)

Author:  Chaim Potok
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0449213447
ISBN-13: 9780449213445
Sku: 30070427
Publish Date: 7/1/1995
Pages:  304
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"Anyone who finds it is finding a jewel. Its themes are profound and universal."
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, and a link to an unexplored world that neither had ever considered before. In effect, they exchange places, and find the peace that neither will ever retreat from again....
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A baseball game between two different Jewish schools becomes the catalyst that starts a bitter rivalry between two boys and their fathers. Reissue.A baseball injury precipitates a friendship between two boys from Hasidic and Zionist families
In Potok's first novel, Danny Saunders must reconcile his rigidly repressive Hasidic heritage with his thirst for secular knowledge, and with his friendship with Reuven Malter, a liberal Jew. As always, Potok's primary concern is the way Jewish traditions often conflict with the values of contemporary society, and how a sensitive, thinking person copes with that.
Author Bio
Chaim Potok
The eldest son of Jewish immigrants from Poland, Potok was raised in a strictly Orthodox household. He was educated at Yeshiva University and the Jewish Theological Seminary, received an M.A. in Hebrew literature, and was ordained a rabbi. He has edited various Jewish publications. He also has a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. His first novel, THE CHOSEN, was published in 1967. Like most of his subsequent books, it explores the culture of Orthodox Jewish communities in Brooklyn and the Bronx. Among other ventures, Potok assisted the violinist Isaac Stern in the writing of his biography. Chaim Potok and his wife, Adena, were married for 44 years; they had two daughters. He was in the middle of a new novel when he died of brain cancer at 73.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Pocketbook
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0304
Product attributePublisher:   Fawcett Books
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