Rethinking Jabotinsky: June 2, 2014, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 7pm
A Conversation with Hillel Halkin (author of Jabotinsky), Rebecca Kobrin (Columbia University), and Edward Rothstein (New York Times). Moderated by Abe Socher (Editor of the Jewish Review of Books)
Born in Odessa, a celebrated Russian journalist, first-rate novelist, and progenitor of today’s Likud Party, Jabotinsky’s life and work have been rife with contradictions and misunderstandings. In his new, insightful biography, Jabotinsky: A Life (Yale University Press) – the first in English in nearly twenty years – celebrated author Hillel Halkin provides a fresh look at Jabotinsky as a writer, political thinker and leader.
Join an engaging conversation as the author, Hillel Halkin, discusses this intriguing man with Rebecca Kobrin of Columbia University and New York Times critic Ed Rothstein.
Admission: General - $8 | YIVO members, seniors and students - $5
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Includes Reception Following the Event
"With his characteristic broad intellectual sweep and gifted pen, Hillel Halkin brings us not only an insightful biography of one of Zionism’s most important figures, but a grand rendering of the cultural and political landscapes in which Jabotinsky grew, wrote and toiled. Our understanding of not only Jabotinsky, but of all of Zionism, cannot but be deeply enriched by this memorable volume.”--Daniel Gordis, author of Menachem Begin: The Battle for Israel’s Soul.
Jabotinsky: A Life is the 15th book in the Jewish Lives Biography Series, a collaboration of the Leon D. Black Foundation and Yale University Press.
For more information on this Series, go to: http://www.jewishlives.org