Study Guide

My Name is Asher Lev Characters

By Chaim Potok

Asher Lev

Asher Lev is the star of this production: tortured child artist who grows up to paint probably...

Aryeh Lev

Aryeh Lev is Asher's dad: a scholar, world traveler, and hardcore traditionalist. He's the...

Rivkeh Lev

Rivkeh Lev is Asher's mother: kind, gentle, and torn between the desires of her son and her...

Jacob Kahn

Jacob Kahn is the temperamental genius sculptor whom the Rabbi hires to mentor Asher. He's best...

Yudel Krinsky

Yudel Krinsky hasn't exactly had it easy. He's a Russian Jew who survived Stalin's reign of...

Uncle Yitzchok

Uncle Yitzchok is the kind of embarrassing uncle you cringe at but still love to have around. He...

Ann Schaeffer

There's only one thing Ann Schaeffer loves more than money, and that's art. She is Jacob Kahn's...

The Rabbi

Like Ashlee Simpson and Lana Del Rey, the Rabbi is someone the Levs love to hate. He's a very...

Asher's Yeshiva Classmates

Asher has a Harry Potter-Draco Malfoy relationship with his yeshiva classmates in that he's Harry...