Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Book club reads "My Name is Asher Lev"

The first meeting of the new year took place last week. The book was "My Name is Asher Lev" by Chaim Potok. The group found the book very interesting, in particular the descriptions of Hasidic Jewish life in Brooklyn in the 1960s. The group noted many parallels between the conservatism of Irish Catholic life and Orthodox Judaism during the 50s and 60s. Asher Lev is a Jewish artist, this a contradiction in itself as Hasidic Jews are opposed to art.

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