Known for right-wing politics, Vladimir Jabotinsky left an equally critical literary legacy. Hillel Halkin looks at it all.
An excerpt from a new biography of Vladimir Jabotinsky, the founder of right-wing Zionism
New books and events from contributors to the Jewish Encounters Series
Plus Israeli museums look for Nazi-looted art, and more in the news
A review of Halkin’s ‘Melisande! What are Dreams?’
Five Books: A biography of sportscaster Howard Cosell, the life of film critic Pauline Kael, the poets who translated Shakespeare into Hebrew, and more
Comment of the Week
That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll
In a whole new font!
Part II: As Hanukkah approaches, a look at the year’s best Jewish books for older kids
Does history live up to the Islamic center’s ideal?
The Ground Zero Islamic center was named for a period in Spanish-Muslim history that some call a golden age of tolerance
The latest ‘Jewish Review of Books’
“Hillel Halkin has done a superb job in responding to these challenges in what is, in my view, his best book.”
And the song’s Yehuda Halevi connection
Read Susan Comninos’ poem
Your daily poetry fix
Hillel Halkin tells Liel Liebovitz of his ‘Halevian’ decision
Two authors contrast the outlooks of their subjects
Plus no aliyah for the iPad, name games, and more
“Hillel Halkin’s beautiful new biography of Halevi, the latest of the Nextbook Press Jewish Encounters series, will enchant and intrigue in equal measure.”