My Name Is Asher Lev

My Name Is Asher Lev
Author: Chaim Potok
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2003-03-11
ISBN: 9781400031047
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Name Is Asher Lev Book Excerpt:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • In this modern classic from the National Book Award–nominated author of The Chosen, a young religious artist is compulsively driven to render the world he sees and feels, even when it leads him to blasphemy. “A novel of finely articulated tragic power .... Little short of a work of genius.”—The New York Times Book Review Asher Lev is a Ladover Hasid who keeps kosher, prays three times a day and believes in the Ribbono Shel Olom, the Master of the Universe. He grows up in a cloistered Hasidic community in postwar Brooklyn, a world suffused by ritual and revolving around a charismatic Rebbe. He is torn between two identities, the one consecrated to God, the other devoted only to art and his imagination, and in time, his artistic gift threatens to estrange him from that world and the parents he adores. As it follows his struggle, My Name Is Asher Lev becomes a luminous, visionary portrait of the artist, by turns heartbreaking and exultant.

My Name Is Asher Lev

My Name Is Asher Lev
Author: Chaim Potok
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-07-01
ISBN: 0307422348
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Name Is Asher Lev Book Excerpt:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • In this modern classic from the National Book Award–nominated author of The Chosen, a young religious artist is compulsively driven to render the world he sees and feels, even when it leads him to blasphemy. “A novel of finely articulated tragic power .... Little short of a work of genius.”—The New York Times Book Review Asher Lev is a Ladover Hasid who keeps kosher, prays three times a day and believes in the Ribbono Shel Olom, the Master of the Universe. He grows up in a cloistered Hasidic community in postwar Brooklyn, a world suffused by ritual and revolving around a charismatic Rebbe. He is torn between two identities, the one consecrated to God, the other devoted only to art and his imagination, and in time, his artistic gift threatens to estrange him from that world and the parents he adores. As it follows his struggle, My Name Is Asher Lev becomes a luminous, visionary portrait of the artist, by turns heartbreaking and exultant.

A Study Guide for Chaim Potok s My Name Is Asher Lev

A Study Guide for Chaim Potok s  My Name Is Asher Lev
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2016-06-29
ISBN: 1410353494
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Chaim Potok s My Name Is Asher Lev Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for Chaim Potok's "My Name Is Asher Lev," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

A Study Guide for Chaim Potok s My Name Is Asher Lev

A Study Guide for Chaim Potok s  My Name Is Asher Lev
Author: Cengage Learning Gale
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2017-07-25
ISBN: 9781375384964
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Chaim Potok s My Name Is Asher Lev Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for Chaim Potok's "My Name Is Asher Lev," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Chaim Potok

Chaim Potok
Author: Sanford Sternlicht
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780313311819
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chaim Potok Book Excerpt:

An in-depth study of the eight major novels by renowned Jewish-American writer, Chaim Potok.

The Gift of Asher Lev

The Gift of Asher Lev
Author: Chaim Potok
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-03-24
ISBN: 0307575527
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gift of Asher Lev Book Excerpt:

“Extraordinary . . . No one but Chaim Potok could have written this strangely sweet, compelling, and deeply felt novel.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer In his powerful My Name is Asher Lev, Chaim Potok gave the world an unforgettable character and a timeless story that The New York Times Book Review hailed as “little short of a work of genius.” The Chicago Sun-Times declared it “a story that had to be told.” Now, Chaim Potok’s beloved character returns to learn, to teach, to dream, in The Gift of Asher Lev. Twenty years have passed. Asher Lev is a world-renowned artist living with his young family in France. Still, he is unsure of his artistic direction. Success has not brought ease to his heart. Then Asher’s beloved uncle dies suddenly, and Asher and his family rush back to Brooklyn—and into a world that Asher thought he had left behind forever. It is a journey of confrontation and discovery as Asher purges his past in search of new inspiration for his art and begins to understand the true meaning of sacrifice and the painful joy in sharing the most precious gift of all. Praise for The Gift of Asher Lev “A masterwork.”—Newsday “Rivals anything Chaim Potok has ever produced. It is a book written with passion about passion. You’re not likely to read anything better this year.”—The Detroit News “Fascinating.”—The Washington Post Book World “Very moving.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Gift of Asher Lev

The Gift of Asher Lev
Author: Chaim Potok
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1997-09-10
ISBN: 0449001156
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gift of Asher Lev Book Excerpt:

“Extraordinary . . . No one but Chaim Potok could have written this strangely sweet, compelling, and deeply felt novel.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer In his powerful My Name is Asher Lev, Chaim Potok gave the world an unforgettable character and a timeless story that The New York Times Book Review hailed as “little short of a work of genius.” The Chicago Sun-Times declared it “a story that had to be told.” Now, Chaim Potok’s beloved character returns to learn, to teach, to dream, in The Gift of Asher Lev. Twenty years have passed. Asher Lev is a world-renowned artist living with his young family in France. Still, he is unsure of his artistic direction. Success has not brought ease to his heart. Then Asher’s beloved uncle dies suddenly, and Asher and his family rush back to Brooklyn—and into a world that Asher thought he had left behind forever. It is a journey of confrontation and discovery as Asher purges his past in search of new inspiration for his art and begins to understand the true meaning of sacrifice and the painful joy in sharing the most precious gift of all. Praise for The Gift of Asher Lev “A masterwork.”—Newsday “Rivals anything Chaim Potok has ever produced. It is a book written with passion about passion. You’re not likely to read anything better this year.”—The Detroit News “Fascinating.”—The Washington Post Book World “Very moving.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

Proverbs Ecclesiastes and the Song of Songs

Proverbs  Ecclesiastes  and the Song of Songs
Author: Ellen F. Davis
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN: 9780664255220
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proverbs Ecclesiastes and the Song of Songs Book Excerpt:

These books of the Bible, despite their differences, all treat the phenomenon of what it means to live wisely before God. In this readable commentary, Ellen Davis points out that the writers of these books considered wisdom--and the fruits of wisdom, a well-ordered life and a peaceful mind--to be within the grasp of anyone wholeheartedly desiring it. Books in the Westminster Bible Companion series assist laity in their study of the Bible as a guide to Christian faith and practice. Each volume explains the biblical book in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today. These books are ideal for individual study and for Bible study classes and groups.

Over the Top Judaism

Over the Top Judaism
Author: Elliot Gertel
Publsiher: University Press of America
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780761826248
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Over the Top Judaism Book Excerpt:

Over the Top Judaism offers criticism of scores of television episodes and films, mainly between 1980 and 2002, that highlight the beliefs and practices of Judaism, real or perceived. Author Elliot Gertel examines parallels and precedents in both media, and organizes the works topically, concluding with the most promising efforts. Chapters on classic television episodes cite interviews with writers and producers from Gertel's rare oral histories.

Studies in American Jewish Literature in Honor of Sarah Blacher Cohen

Studies in American Jewish Literature in Honor of Sarah Blacher Cohen
Author: Carole Kessner,Ann Shapiro
Publsiher: Purdue University Press
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1557535892
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studies in American Jewish Literature in Honor of Sarah Blacher Cohen Book Excerpt:

Scholar, teacher, playwright, and editor, Sarah Blacher Cohen was one of the earliest champions of the study of American Jewish literature, a field of academic study that has been in existence for barely thirty-five years. Over the years until her premature death in 2008, she contributed to the discipline in a profusion of genres, from scholarly to popular, from essay to drama, writing or editing seven books of her own. She also wrote and produced several plays with her longtime collaborator, Joanne B. Koch. This special volume (29) of the annual, Studies in American Jewish Literature (ISSN 0271-9274), the journal edited by Daniel Walden, contains a range of tributes from her many friends and colleagues.

My Name is Asher Lev

My Name is Asher Lev
Author: Aaron Posner
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9780822224655
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Name is Asher Lev Book Excerpt:

THE STORY: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV follows the journey of a young Jewish painter torn between his Hassidic upbringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. When his artistic genius threatens to destroy his relationship with his paren

Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds

Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds
Author: Nicholas J. Karolides,Margaret Bald
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 639
Release: 2014-05-14
ISBN: 0816071519
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds Book Excerpt:

Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds, Revised Edition profiles the censorship of many such essential works of literature. The entries new to this edition include extensive coverage of the Harry Potter series, which has been frequently banned in the United States on the grounds that it promotes witchcraft, as well as entries on two popular textbook series, The Witches by Roald Dahl, Women Without Men: A Novel of Modern Iran, and more. Also included are updates to such entries as The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie and On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin.

Translation and Cultural Change

Translation and Cultural Change
Author: Eva Hung
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN: 9789027216670
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Translation and Cultural Change Book Excerpt:

History tells us that translation plays a part in the development of all cultures. Historical cases also show us repeatedly that translated works which had real social and cultural impact often bear little resemblance to the idealized concept of a 'good translation'. Since the perception and reception of translated works — as well as the translation norms which are established through contest and/or consensus — reflect the concerns, preferences and aspirations of their host cultures, they are never static or homogenous even within a given culture. This book is dedicated to exploring some of the factors in the interplay of culture and translation, with an emphasis on translation activities outside the Anglo-European tradition, particularly in China and Japan.

Inhabiting the Church

Inhabiting the Church
Author: Jon R. Stock,Tim Otto,Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2006-11-01
ISBN: 1597529907
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inhabiting the Church Book Excerpt:

If the church is more than just a building, what could it mean to live in it--to inhabit it as a way of life? From their location in new monastic communities, Otto, Stock, and Wilson-Hartgrove ask what the church can learn from St. Benedict's vows of conversion, obedience, and stability about how to live as the people of God in the world. In story-telling and serious engagement with Scripture, old wisdom breathes life into a new monasticism. But, like all monastic wisdom, these reflections are not just for monks. They speak directly to the challenge of being the church in America today and the good news Christ offers for the whole world.

Imagining Jewish Art

Imagining Jewish Art
Author: Aaron Rosen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 135156319X
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagining Jewish Art Book Excerpt:

Short-listed for the Art and Christian Enquiry/Mercers' International Book Award 2009: 'a book which makes an outstanding contribution to the dialogue between religious faith and the visual arts'. What does modern Jewish art look like? Where many scholars, critics, and curators have gone searching for the essence of Jewish art in Biblical illustrations and other traditional subjects, Rosen sets out to discover Jewishness in unlikely places. How, he asks, have modern Jewish painters explored their Jewish identity using an artistic past which is- by and large - non-Jewish? In this new book we encounter some of the great works of Western art history through Jewish eyes. We see Matthias Grunewald's Isenheim Altarpiece re-imagined by Marc Chagall (1887-1985), traces of Paolo Uccello and Piero della Francesca in Philip Guston (1913-1980), and images by Diego Velazquez and Paul Cezanne studiously reworked by R.B. Kitaj (1932-2007). This highly comparative study draws on theological, philosophical and literary sources from Franz Rosenzweig to Franz Kafka and Philip Roth. Rosen deepens our understanding not only of Chagall, Guston, and Kitaj but also of how art might serve as a key resource for rethinking such fundamental Jewish concepts as family, tradition, and homeland.

The Gates of November

The Gates of November
Author: Chaim Potok
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-02-24
ISBN: 0307575519
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gates of November Book Excerpt:

"REMARKABLE . . . A WONDERFUL STORY." --The Boston Globe The father is a high-ranking Communist officer, a Jew who survived Stalin's purges. The son is a "refusenik," who risked his life and happiness to protest everything his father held dear. Now, Chaim Potok, beloved author of the award-winning novels The Chosen and My Name is Asher Lev, unfolds the gripping true story of a father, a son, and a conflict that spans Soviet history. Drawing on taped interviews and his harrowing visits to Russia, Potok traces the public and privates lives of the Slepak family: Their passions and ideologies, their struggles to reconcile their identities as Russians and as Jews, their willingness to fight--and die--for diametrically opposed political beliefs. "[A] vivid account . . . [Potok] brings a novelist's passion and eye for detail to a gripping story that possesses many of the elements of fiction--except that it's all too true." --San Francisco Chronicle

Resources for Educating Artistically Talented Students

Resources for Educating Artistically Talented Students
Author: Gilbert A. Clark,Enid D. Zimmerman
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1987-03-01
ISBN: 9780815624011
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resources for Educating Artistically Talented Students Book Excerpt:

Contemporary Jewish American Novelists

Contemporary Jewish American Novelists
Author: Joel Shatzky,Michael Taub,Emmanuel Sampath Nelson
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 506
Release: 1997
ISBN: 0313294623
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Jewish American Novelists Book Excerpt:

Entries examine the life and work of more than 75 contemporary Jewish-American novelists.

How I Did It

How I Did It
Author: Lawrence Harbison
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2015-03-01
ISBN: 1495025985
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How I Did It Book Excerpt:

(Applause Acting Series). For this book, Lawrence Harbison has interviewed successful playwrights who have developed relationships with theaters that regularly produce their plays, have had at least one major New York production, have their plays published by a licensor such as Dramatists Play Service or Samuel French, have received commissions, and have an agent. Harbison asks each of them the same question: How did you do it? How I Did It features an introduction by Theresa Rebeck and interviews with David Auburn, Stephen Belber, Adam Bock, Bekah Brunstetter, Sheila Callaghan, John Carlani, Eric Coble, Jessica Dickey, Kate Fodor, Gina Gionfriddo, Daniel Goldfarb, Kirsten Greenidge, Rinne Groff, Lauren Gunderson, Michael Hollinger, Rajiv Joseph, Greg Kotis, Neil LaBute, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Wendy MacLeod, Itamar Moses, Bruce Norris, Lynn Nottage, Aaron Posner, Adam Rapp, J.T. Rogers, Lloyd Suh, Carl Thomas, Sharr White, and Anna Ziegler. A valuable tool for playwrights daunted by the extremely difficult task of getting their work produced, as well as to playwriting students, How I Did It is full of stories of how it's done.

Encyclopedia of Jewish American Literature

Encyclopedia of Jewish American Literature
Author: Gloria L. Cronin,Alan L. Berger
Publsiher: Infobase Learning
Total Pages: 940
Release: 2015-04-22
ISBN: 1438140614
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Jewish American Literature Book Excerpt:

Presents a reference on Jewish American literature providing profiles of Jewish American writers and their works.