My Name Is Asher Lev

Author(s) Chaim Potok
Age Group 14 and up
Publisher Anchor
ISBN 978-1400031047
Year 2003

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. The book traces Asher’s passage between these two identities, the one consecrated to God, the other subject only to the imagination.