Wilson lost his arm during combat in the Vietnam War, so Zebra feels a strong connection with him.
He was the oldest of four children, all of whom either became or married rabbis. He received an Orthodox Jewish education. After reading Evelyn Waugh's novel Brideshead Revisited as a teenager, he decided to become a writer he often said that the novel Brideshead Revisited is what inspired his work and literature.
He started writing fiction at the age of At age 17 he made his first submission to the magazine The Atlantic Monthly. Although it wasn't published, he received a note from the editor complimenting his work.
Inat the age of twenty, his stories were published in the literary magazine of Yeshiva Universitywhich he also helped edit. Potok met Adena Sara Mosevitzsky, a psychiatric social workerat Camp Ramah in Ojai, California, where he served as camp director — They were married on June 8,and had three children.
After receiving a master's degree in Hebrew literaturePotok enlisted with the U. Army as a chaplain. He served in South Korea from to He described his time in South Korea as a transformative experience.
Upon his return, he joined the faculty of the University of Judaism in Los Angeles and became the director of a Conservative Jewish summer camp affiliated with the Conservative movement, Camp Ramah.
A year later he began his graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania and was appointed scholar-in-residence at Temple Har Zion in Philadelphia.
Inhe spent a year in Israelwhere he wrote his doctoral dissertation on Solomon Maimon and began to write a novel. In Potok moved to Brooklyn. The following year, he was appointed editor-in-chief of the Jewish Publication Society in Philadelphia and later, chairman of the publication committee.
InPotok relocated to Jerusalem with his family. He returned to Philadelphia in After the publication of Old Men at Midnight, he was diagnosed with brain cancer. He died at his home in Merion, Pennsylvania on July 23,aged Potok wrote a sequel to The Chosen in entitled The Promisewhich details the issues of the value and identity between Orthodox and Hasidic Jews.
This book won the Athenaeum Literary Award the same year of its publication. Inhe published My Name is Asher Levthe story of a boy struggling with his relationship with his parents, religion and his love of art.
Inhe published In the Beginning. During this time, Potok began translating the Hebrew Bible into English. In he published his non-fiction work, Wanderings: Potok described his novel The Book of Lights as an account of his experiences in Asia during the war.
Potok had a cameo role as a professor. It also became a short-lived Off-Broadway musical and was adapted subsequently as a stage play by Aaron Posner in collaboration with Potok, which premiered at the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia in In Potok completed another novel, I am the Clay, about the courageous struggle of a war-ravaged family.Chaim Potok (February 17, – July 23, ) was an American Jewish author and heartoftexashop.com is most famous for his first book The Chosen (), which was listed on The New York Times’ best seller list for 39 weeks and sold more than 3,, heartoftexashop.com: Herman Harold Potok, February 17, , Bronx, New York, U.S.
Chaim Potok (February 17, – July 23, ) was an American Jewish author and heartoftexashop.com is most famous for his first book The Chosen (), which was listed on The New York Times’ best seller list for 39 weeks and sold more than 3,, copies.
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