My Name Is Asher Lev pdf

My Name Is Asher Lev  pdf

Title: My Name Is Asher Lev pdf

Author: Chaim Potok

Genre: ,Fiction,Classics,Historical,Historical Fiction,Literature,Jewish,Religion,Religion,Judaism

Pages: 369 pages

My Name Is Asher Lev pdf

Asher Lev is a Ladover Hasid who keeps kosher, prays three times a day and believes in the Ribbono Shel Olom, the Master of the Universe. Asher Lev is an artist who is compulsively driven to render the world he sees and feels even when it leads him to blasphemy. In this stirring and often visionary novel, Chaim Potok traces Asher’s passage between these two identities, the one consecrated to God, the other subject only to the imagination.,Asher Lev grows up in a cloistered Hasidic community in postwar Brooklyn, a world suffused by ritual and revolving around a charismatic Rebbe. But in time his gift threatens to estrange him from that world and the parents he adores. As it follows his struggle, My Name Is Asher Lev becomes a luminous portrait of the artist, by turns heartbreaking and exultant, a modern classic.

 

Torn from My Heart: The True Story of a Mother’s Desperate Search for Her Stolen Children pdf

Torn from My Heart: The True Story of a Mother's Desperate Search for Her Stolen Children  pdf

Title: Torn from My Heart: The True Story of a Mother’s Desperate Search for Her Stolen Children pdf

Author: Patsy Heymans,

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Religion,Judaism

Pages: 416 pages

Torn from My Heart: The True Story of a Mother’s Desperate Search for Her Stolen Children pdf

Patsy Heymans was an innocent teenager when she met Chaim Yarden. The cocky, handsome Israeli soldier immediately swept her off her feet, and almost before she knew it, Heymans was married to him, living in Israel, and the mother of three young children. But her life was far from idyllic. Her charismatic husband had a dark side that included a criminal record and a violent temper. Finally, after years of physical and emotional abuse, Heymans and her children fled to her parents’ home in Belgium – her husband’s warning ringing in her ears: “Whatever it takes, whatever it will cost, I will destroy your life.” He proved as good as his word. After their separation, her formerly nonreligious spouse joined the Satmar Hasidim, one of the most insular groups within the cloistered world of Hasidic Jews. With the help of his new confederates, he kidnapped his children, shuttling them through a self-contained and sprawling religious community. To get them back, Heymans would begin a tireless, heart-wrenching search across Europe and, ultimately, through the streets and suburbs of New York City. Shunned by the Satmars, yet armed with a mother’s fierce desperation, Heymans singlehandedly and painstakingly marshalled the forces of American and international law enforcement. Battling impossible odds, she finally found herself at the moment that would bring her to the end of her odyssey and to the turning point of her entire life: a closed door suddenly open, a hand on her hand, gently nudging her forward…