Monday, February 05, 2007

The Parallels of Asher Lev

I just added an Analysis section to the Wiki entry on The Gift of Asher Lev, showing parallels between Potok's "Ladover Chasidim" and the Lubavitcher movement. In case anyone cares. It has been a while since I read the books, so I don't remember enough details to do a great comparison, but it's a start.

We'll see how long it takes for partisans of one position or another within Lubavitch to start mucking with it. Call it an experiment.

1 comment:

Ari Kinsberg said...

potok is one of my favorits fiction writers. people usually speak of his asher lev books as his best work. but these were the last book of his that i read and by that time i was getting a little tired of seeing the same theme over and over again.