Benjamin Balint, a writer living in Jerusalem, is the author ofRunning Commentary: The Contentious Magazine That Transformed the Jewish Left Into the Neoconservative Right.
Kafka wanted his papers burned but they wound up in the hands of Eva Hoffe, placing her in the middle of an international legal battle.
An excerpt from a new history of Commentary shows how the fiction published in the magazine’s early years shook not just the world of Jewish literature but the very foundations of American letters
Israel’s smallest religious minority offers Jews a glimpse of what might have been
What Netanyahu said yesterday, and to whom he was saying it
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