Rethinking the Controversial Figure Who Helped Establish the State of Israel

Known for right-wing politics, Vladimir Jabotinsky left an equally critical literary legacy. Hillel Halkin looks at it all.

‘Jabotinsky: A Life,’ by Hillel Halkin

An excerpt from a new biography of Vladimir Jabotinsky, the founder of right-wing Zionism

Nextbook Press Authors in the News

New books and events from contributors to the Jewish Encounters Series

‘Simpsons’ Get Legos; Two Charged in Rapfogel Scheme

Plus Israeli museums look for Nazi-looted art, and more in the news

The Quality of Hillel Halkin’s Longing

A review of Halkin’s ‘Melisande! What are Dreams?’

Field Notes

Five Books: A biography of sportscaster Howard Cosell, the life of film critic Pauline Kael, the poets who translated Shakespeare into Hebrew, and more

From Israel to Florida, and Back

Comment of the Week

Quite A Six Months We’ve Had!

That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll

A New Translation of Yehuda Halevi

In a whole new font!

Children of the Book

Part II: As Hanukkah approaches, a look at the year’s best Jewish books for older kids

Another View of ‘Cordoba’

Does history live up to the Islamic center’s ideal?

Why Cordoba?

The Ground Zero Islamic center was named for a period in Spanish-Muslim history that some call a golden age of tolerance

Halkin and Wisse and Shulevitz, Oh My!

The latest ‘Jewish Review of Books’

Jewish Review of Books on Yehuda Halevi

“Hillel Halkin has done a superb job in responding to these challenges in what is, in my view, his best book.”

‘Yerushalayim Shel Zahav’ Today

And the song’s Yehuda Halevi connection

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