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Lorretta Curry Ms Tuttle English 120 Dealing with Anti-Semitism Mr Potok has written scholarly and popular articles and reviews during his publishing career Mr Chaim Potok is a novelist philosopher historian theologian playwright artist and editor All of Mr Potoks novels explore the tensions between Judaism and the modern society Kaupunginkirasto Chaim Potok was born in the Bronx New York on 17 February 1929 to Polish Jewish immigrants and was educated in Jewish parochial schools Mr Potok undertook a serious religious and secular education first at the Orthodox Yeshiva University New York where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English summa cum laude in 1950 Mr Potok received his rabbinical ordination in 1954 at Conservative Jewish Theological Seminary New York and finally at the University of Pennsylvania he obtained a PhD in 1965Buning Potok transforms Judaic scholarship to drama Potok explores the tension inside the religious community He fuses his interests in Jewish education and twentieth century history a history that had violently touched his family This novel serves as Potoks primary vehicle for the examination of the modern Jewish experience The genesis and substance of every Potok novel is the Jewish religious historic and cultural experience in a non-Judaic world The philosophic and ethical views are derived from the Judaic sources Potoks affirmative vision veneration of life positive assessment of human nature and pervasive striving for meaning in the midst of chaos for good in the face of evil will be derived from Judaism Walden 233 It is about growing up in an anti-Semitic environment David a young Jewish boy is growing up in the Bronx of New York City David experiences the strains that modern assimilationist America can put upon a deeply religious orthodox sensibility David grew up on the streets of New York and encountered the anti-Semitism that prevailed there at a certain period of time David appears to be exploring the nature of evil in human affairs
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