The Life And Work Of Chaim Potok Essay

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The Life And Work Of Chaim Potok

The Life and Work of Chaim Potok


Chaim Potok lives a very full life he has served his country, peoples,
and religion very well and with great impact. First, to be discussed is his life
birth through the present. He was born at a very early age on February 17, 1929,
in New York, New York to Benjamin and Mollie Potok. The first university he went
to was Yeshiva University where he graduated in 1950 with a B.A., summa cum
laude, in English Literature. He also went to the Jewish Theological Seminary
of America where he left with an M.H.L. and a rabbinic ordination in 1954.
Finally, he graduated the University of Pennsylvania with a doctorate in
philosophy in 1965. Mr. Potok is married now since June 8, 1958, to Adena Sara
Mosevitzsky. They have 3 children Rena,
Chaim worked for the better of his people and religion with both his
occupations and his writings.
He worked as an instructor at the University of Judaism 1957 to 1959. He
was on the faculty of the Teachers Institute, Jewish Theological Seminary from
1964 to 1965. He was also editor-in-chief of the Jewish Publication Society of
America 1965 to 1974. He is currently the chairman of the Publication Committee
at The Jewish Publications Society. Chaim Potok also served his people and
religion through all of his writings which are all in some way related to or
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