Last updated on: 11/9/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Chaim Potok, PhD Biography

Title:
Author and Scholar
Position:
None Found to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Nov. 9, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • O’Henry Award, “Moon” (short story), 1999
  • Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters, La Sierra University, 1997
  • Jewish Cultural Achievement Award, 1997
  • Scholar-in-residence, Har Zion Temple, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1959-1963
  • Instructor, University of Judaism, Los Angeles, 1957-1959
  • Director, Camp Ramah, Ojai, California, 1957-1959
  • Chaplain (1st-lieutenant) U.S. Army, served 15.5 months in Korea with a front-line medical battalion and an engineer combat battalion, 1955-1957
  • National Director, Leaders Training Fellowship, 1954-1955
  • The National Jewish Book Award for Fiction The Gift of Asher Lev
  • The Athenaeum Prize, The Promise
  • The Edward Lewis Wallant Award, The Chosen
Education:
  • PhD, Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, 1965
  • MHL, Rabbinic ordination, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1954
  • BA, English Literature, Yeshiva University, 1950
Other:
  • Born: 1929
  • Deceased: 2002
Quoted in:
  1. Who Are the Sephardic Jews?
  2. Who Are the Ashkenazi Jews?