A Perfect Spy?
Was the original James Bond a Jew from Odessa?
The (Railroad) Baron
How the man who built the Orient Express lost track of his legacy.
Are Demographics Destiny?
Despite my many agreements with Hillel Halkin’s essay, he lost me when he appealed, yet again, to “demographics.” Demographics seem to be a constant focus in Halkin’s writings. In his…
Jeremiah, Ben-Gurion, and Hillel Halkin
In one of David Ben-Gurion’s last addresses on the Bible, an essay entitled “The Monarchy and the Prophethood” delivered in October, 1968, the old, former prime minister meditated on Yehuda…
Method to Our Madness: A Response to Hillel Halkin
Hillel Halkin is the reason I moved to Israel. I read his Letters to an American Jewish Friend at sixteen, and my life trajectory was changed forever—mine and that of…
Responses to Halkin
Hillel Halkin's article about the future of Israel and Zionism has sparked a tremendous debate. We have curated some of the most interesting and engaging responses.
On That Distant Day
Benjamin Netanyahu is back in the Prime Minister’s chair, but where are the factions who put him there taking Israel?
Fleishman Is a Series
Fleishman's real problem is not an acrimonious divorce, but an uninspired adaptation.
Hanukkah’s Confounding Miracle
How Hanukkah became a holiday of many miracles and none.
As the Story Goes: Hanukkah Spears, Cheese, and Goblins
Where did all the Hanukkah stories go?