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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.

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‘Jabotinsky: A Life,’ by Hillel Halkin

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

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Nextbook Press Authors in the News

New books and events from contributors to the Jewish Encounters Series

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‘Simpsons’ Get Legos; Two Charged in Rapfogel Scheme

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

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The Quality of Hillel Halkin’s Longing

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

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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

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From Israel to Florida, and Back

Comment of the Week

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Quite A Six Months We’ve Had!

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

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A New Translation of Yehuda Halevi

In a whole new font!

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Children of the Book

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

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Another View of ‘Cordoba’

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

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Why Cordoba?

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

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Halkin and Wisse and Shulevitz, Oh My!

The latest ‘Jewish Review of Books’

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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.”

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‘Yerushalayim Shel Zahav’ Today

And the song’s Yehuda Halevi connection

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We Have a Poetry Contest Winner!

Read Susan Comninos’ poem

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At Such a Time, My Eyes Can’t Hold

Your daily poetry fix

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Be Still, You Booming Surf

Your daily poetry fix

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Lord, You Are My Sole Desire

Your daily poetry fix

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Driven by Longing

Your daily poetry fix

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Has a New Flood Drowned the Land

Your daily poetry fix

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Zion! Do You Wonder

Your daily poetry fix

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Biographer Followed in Subject’s Footsteps

Hillel Halkin tells Liel Liebovitz of his ‘Halevian’ decision

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Halevi Versus Maimonides

Two authors contrast the outlooks of their subjects

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Ofra Does Her Laundry in My Tears

Your daily poetry fix

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Sundown: Elijah Takes the Form of Iraq Vet

Plus no aliyah for the iPad, name games, and more

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Jerusalem Post Reviews ‘Yehuda Halevi’

“Hillel Halkin’s beautiful new biography of Halevi, the latest of the Nextbook Press Jewish Encounters series, will enchant and intrigue in equal measure.”

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