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Chaim Potok

Chaim PotokAKA Herman Harold Potok

Born: 17-Feb-1929
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 23-Jul-2002
Location of death: Merion, PA
Cause of death: Cancer - Brain

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Chosen

Military service: US Army (1955-57, Chaplain, Korean War)

Father: Benjamin Max (jeweler, d. 1958)
Mother: Mollie Friedman (d. 1985)
Wife: Adena Sarah Mosevitzsky (social worker, m. 8-Jun-1958, three children)
Daughter: Rosa (possibly Rena?, b. 1962)
Daughter: Naama
Son: Akiva

    University: Yeshiva University, New York City (1950)
    Theological: Jewish Theological Seminary of America (1954)
    University: PhD Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania (1965)
    Teacher: University of Judaism (1957-59)

    Polish Ancestry

    The Chosen (Aug-1981) · Talmud Teacher

Author of books:
Jewish Ethics (1964-69, 14 vols.)
The Chosen (1967, novel)
The Promise (1969, novel)
My Name is Asher Lev (1972, novel)
In the Beginning (1975, novel)
The Jew Confronts Himself in American Literature (1975)
Wanderings: Chaim Potok's History of the Jews (1978)
The Book of Lights (1981, novel)
Davita's Harp (1985, novel)
Theo Tobiasse (1986)
The Gift of Asher Lev (1990, novel)
I Am the Clay (1992)
The Tree of Here (1993)
The Sky of Now (1994)
The Gates of November (1996)
Zebra and Other Stories (1998)
Old Men at Midnight (2001)

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