Halkin Puts Everything in Its Place

In his new essay collection, my friend Hillel Halkin offers an autobiographical overview, unorthodoxly given, in a lifetime’s worth of literary attempts.

From the cover of A Complicated Jew by Hillel Halkin. Simon and Schuster.

From the cover of A Complicated Jew by Hillel Halkin. Simon and Schuster.

Observation
Nov. 8 2021
About the author

Leon R. Kass is dean of the faculty at Shalem College, professor emeritus in the College and the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago and scholar emeritus at the American Enterprise Institute. A physician, scientist, educator, and public intellectual, he served from 2001-2005 as chairman of the President’s Council on Bioethics.

Frum iz a galakh, erlikh iz a Yid. “A priest is pious, a Jew is [or ‘must be’] honest [or ‘honorable’].”

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