As per our current Database, Chaim Potok is still alive (as per Wikipedia, Last update: May 10, 2020).
Currently, Chaim Potok is 95 years, 0 months and 15 days old. Chaim Potok will celebrate 96rd birthday on a Monday 17th of February 2025. Below we countdown to Chaim Potok upcoming birthday.
|95 years old
|February 17, 1929 (Buffalo, NY)
Chaim Potok’s zodiac sign is Aquarius. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.
Chaim Potok was born in the Year of the Snake. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Snake are seductive, gregarious, introverted, generous, charming, good with money, analytical, insecure, jealous, slightly dangerous, smart, they rely on gut feelings, are hard-working and intelligent. Compatible with Rooster or Ox.
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).
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.
He was born in The Bronx, New York, as the oldest of four children in an Orthodox Jewish family. In 1958, he wed social worker Adena Sara Mosevitzsky; together, the couple had three children.
Rod Steiger starred in the 1981 film, The Chosen, which was based on Potok's book of the same name.