Selected Essays

Menachem Begin’s Zionist Legacy

Michael Doran, Douglas Feith, Daniel Gordis, Hillel Halkin, Meir Soloveichik and Ruth Wisse

Now available in hard-cover from Amazon!

This collection of brilliant and never-before-published essays by six of the most perceptive observers of Jewish and American life gives fresh insight into the personal, political, and religious character of one of Israel’s most remarkable and controversial figures.

Menachem Begin’s Zionist Legacy explains Begin’s “unabashed and unapologetic commitment to his people before any others”; the misunderstood relationship between Begin and his mentor Ze’ev Jabotinsky; why Begin was detested by his rival David Ben-Gurion; and the true role of Jimmy Carter in the process leading up to the Camp David Accords. And there’s lots more.

Available now from Mosaic Books in all major ebook formats. Available in hard-cover from the Toby Press. Published in collaboration with the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University.

Release date

December 2014

 
 
 
About the Authors
 
 
 

Michael Doran, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, is a former deputy assistant secretary of defense and a former senior director of the National Security Council. He tweets @doranimated.

 
 
 

Douglas Feith, director of the Center for National Security Strategies at the Hudson Institute, served as undersecretary for policy at the Department of Defense (2001-05) and is the author of War and Decision: Inside the Pentagon at the Dawn of the War on Terrorism and of numerous essays on international law and American foreign and defense policy.

 
 
 

Daniel Gordis is Koret distinguished fellow and chair of the core curriculum at Shalem College in Jerusalem. His new book, Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn, is forthcoming in October from Ecco/HarperCollins.

 
 
 

Hillel Halkin’s books include Yehuda HaleviAcross the Sabbath RiverMelisande: What are Dreams? (a novel), Jabotinsky: A Life (2014), and, most recently, After One-Hundred-and-Twenty (Princeton). 

 
 
 

Meir Soloveichik is the rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel in New York and director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University.

 
 
 

Ruth Wisse is a research professor in Yiddish and comparative literature at Harvard and a distinguished senior fellow at the Tikvah Fund. Her books include Jews and Power, The Modern Jewish Canon, and, most recently, No Joke: Making Jewish Humor (2013).

 
 

 

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