Potok, Chaim.

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Chaim Potok was born on 17 February 1929 in the Bronx, New York, to Benjamin Max Potok and Mollie Friedman Potok, who raiseds the eldest of their four children in the Orthodox Jewish faith. Potok attended Orthodox schools and graduated college with a degree in liberal arts and theology as a Conservative rabbi. After serving in the United States Army as a chaplain in Korea from 1955 to 1957, he taught at the University of Judaism and married Adena Sara Mosevitzsky in 1958. In 1966, after receiving his Ph.D. in philiosophy from the University of Pennsylvania, Potok became editior of the Jewish Publication Society and later served as special projects editior. Potok published his first novel, The Chosen, in 1967. He worked in many genres, including novels, short stoires, and plays, as well as essays, reviews, and editiorials. Potok was also a visiting professor, delivered many lectures and sermons, and held exhbitions as a painter.

From the description of Chaim Potok papers, 1954-2002. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 692195042

Author and artist Chaim Potok was born in New York City, and educated at Yeshiva University, the Jewish Theological Seminary, and the University of Pennsylvania. Raised by an Orthodox Jewish family, he was inspired as a youth to write, against the wishes of his family and teachers. Ordained as a Conservative Jewish rabbi, he had a long career in education before publishing his first novel, The Chosen, in 1967. Other popular novels followed, as well as several non-fiction books and three books of children's stories. His writings often explore the Jewish experience and the conflict between secular and religious commitments.

From the description of Chaim Potok letter to Dan Walden, 1989 July 2. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 67710369

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creatorOf Potok, Chaim. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1979. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Levi, Gershon. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1967. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn M Square Entertainment. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1985-1988. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Hindus, Milton. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1967-1997. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Hitzeroth Verlag. Correspondence with Chaim Potok, 1992-1993. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Friedland, Arlene. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1967-ca. 1985. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Anbinder, Paul. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1984. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Adelmann, Milton. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1970-1971. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Slepak, Vladimir, 1927-. Correspondence with Chaim Potok, 1988-1996. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Sion, George. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1974-1979. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Stovall, James. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1989-1996. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Bitker, Marjorie. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1981-1982. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Penguin (Firm). Correspondence with Chaim Potok, 1976-1993. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Sato, Haruo. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1996. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Conlon, Chris. Correspondence with Chaim Potok, 1981. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Geballe, Ronald, 1918-. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1982. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Dengke, Li. Correspondence with Chaim Potok, 1992-1995. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Inventory to the Records of the Conference on Literature and Urban Experience (CLUE), Rutgers University Newark, April 17-19, 1980, 1978-1983 Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Slepak, Leonid. Correspondence with Chaim Potok, 1994. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Friedland, Joseph. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1996. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Carroux, Margaret. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1979. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Orenstein, Jehiel. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1967. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Harrison, Roger L. Correspondence with Chaim Potok, 1975-1985. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Dramatists Guild. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1986-1988. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn CBS Educational and Professional Publishing. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1980. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1999-2002. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Potok, Chaim. Address, 1982 Dec. 9. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Cohen, Pauline. Correspondence with Chaim Potok, 1967. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Bernard, Mitchell S. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1987-1989. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Emory and Henry College. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1986-1987. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Athenaeum of Philadelphia. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1970. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Arden Theatre Company. Correspondence with Chaim Potok, 1998-1999. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Rainer Wunderlich Verlag. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1976. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn David McKay Company. Correspondence with Chaim Potok, 1962. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Posner, Aaron. Correspondence with Chaim Potok, 1998-1999. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Gold, Hadassah. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1968. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Potok, Chaim. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1981. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Potok, Chaim. Chaim Potok letter to Dan Walden, 1989 July 2. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Oringer, Barry. Correspondence with Chaim Potok, 1960-1962. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Chagall, David. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1988. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn University of Judaism (Los Angeles). Records, 1947-1960. Ocean County College Library, OCC Library
referencedIn Marovitz, Sanford E. Correspondence with Chaim Potok, 1983. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Baron, Sid. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1985. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Simon and Schuster, inc. Correspondence with Chaim Potok, 1966-1972. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Shindler, Colin, 1946-. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1992. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Glustrom, Simon. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1993. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Albach, Emma S. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1973. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Golden Pegasus Productions. Correspondence with Chaim Potok, 1985. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Chaim Potok papers University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Paper, Herbert H. (Herbert Harry), 1925-. Correspondence with Chaim Potok, 1978-1979. University of Pennsylvania Library
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American literature--Jewish authors
Manuscripts, American--20th century
Jewish authors--20th century--Correspondence
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Birth 1929-02-17

Death 2002-07-23

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