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Letters to an American Jewish Friend: A Zionist's Polemic

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Paperback, 246 pages
Published July 28th 1977 by Jewish Publication Society (first published 1977)
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Gil Tanenbaum
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Hillel Halkin was born in 1939 and moved to Israel in 1970. He is an author, a translator and a columnist. The son of a professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, he had a Jewish education and religious background, but now considers himself secular. Hillel Halkin has lived in the northern Israeli town of Zichron Yaakov, located on a hilltop overlooking the Mediterranean, since he relocated here.

The first thing I must say is that Hillel Halkin can really write. I may be somewhat of
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Yair Ben-Zvi
There were moments of this book that enraged me as well as many that opened my eyes. For every instance I felt Hillel Halkin was talking with me there were just as many where I thought he was talking at me, or more precisely, talking down to me. But before I get too far into my feelings regarding the book, let me take a step back and delineate a bit more professionally just what this text is as opposed to what it claims to be.

First of all, the title "Letters to an American Jewish Friend: a Zioni
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Hillel Halkin (born 1939) is an American-born Israeli translator, biographer, literary critic, and novelist, who has lived in Israel since 1970.

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