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Comment of the Week

Marc Tracy
February 03, 2012
(Ravi Joshi/Tablet Magazine)
(Ravi Joshi/Tablet Magazine)

Winner gets a free Nextbook Press book appropriate to his or her comment (if he or she emails me at [email protected] with his or her mailing address).

This week’s winner is Eli Spielman, who added the following insight to Matthew Hiltzik’s (Alec Baldwin-approved!) comparison of Jewishness to New York Jets fandom the following insight: “Being a Jets fan is like a microcosm of Jewish history: Decade upon decade of martyrdom punctuated only by a brilliantly game-planned upset in the late 1960s.”

Come to think of it, an eyepatch would have totally worked on Joe Namath.

Spielman gets a copy of Shimon Peres’ biography of David Ben-Gurion, the Weeb Ewbank (or perhaps Sonny Werblin) of the Six Day War.

Ben-Gurion [Nextbook Press]

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.

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