Chaim Potok bio

Birth Name: Herman Harold Potok

Occupation: Novelist

Place Of Birth: Buffalo

Date Of Birth: February 17, 1929

Date Of Death: July 23, 2002

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Chaim Potok was born on the 17th of February, 1929. He was best known for being a Novelist. Orthodox Jewish-raised author who wrote The Chosen, a novel that provides a glimpse into the insular world of Hasidim. His other literary works include My Name is Asher Lev (1972) and In the Beginning (1975).

Chaim Potok was born in Buffalo. He was ordained as a rabbi after attending the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He later earned a graduate degree in Hebrew literature and subsequently attained a position as a U.S. Army chaplain. The Chosen, his debut novel, spent more than six months on The New York Times best-seller list and was turned into both a feature film and a short-lived Broadway musical.

Chaim Potok was a Aquarius and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Chaim Potok was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Herman Harold Potok is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


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Chaim Potok’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Chaim Potok’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Chaim Potok kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Chaim Potok was born in the Year of the Serpent.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Herman Harold Potok
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH SIGN: Aquarius
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Chaim Potok was a Aquarius. People of this zodiac sign like to have fun with friends, help others, fight for causes, are a good listener and dislike broken promises, being bored, and people who disagree with them. The strengths of this sign are being independent, original, while the weaknesses can be running from emotional expression, temperamental and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Aquarius is Leo and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Chaim Potok was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are often seen as humorous and gifted in literature and art. However, the snake can be overly suspicious, which makes them a bit paranoid.

Ruling Planet: Chaim Potok had a ruling planet of Uranus and has a ruling planet of Uranus. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Neptune and Pluto, were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

Chaim Potok’s birth sign is Aquarius and he had a ruling planet of Uranus.

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