“In the novel My Name is Asher Lev, Chaim Potok explores the tension that one Jewish boy experiences between the religious dictates of his Hasidic Jewish community and his need to express himself as an artist. Potok’s novel challenges me to reflect on the ways in which my own Christian community and I are inclined to invent false dichotomies between the life of faith and secular (i.e., non-religious but also not profane) activities for which some among us may have talent and gifting.”
My Name is Asher Lev is the Library Book Club selection for May. Dr. Palmer will lead a discussion of the novel on June 9 at 12:00. For more information, contact Harold Henkel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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