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Benjamin Balint

Benjamin Balint, a writer and translator living in Jerusalem, is the author of Kafka’s Last Trial (W.W. Norton) and co-author of Jerusalem: City of the Book (forthcoming this spring from Yale University Press). His reviews appear in the Wall Street Journal, and his translations from the Hebrew have been published in the New Yorker.

Articles found on this site:
Only a Jew
By: Benjamin Balint
Posted: May 29, 2019
Israel is the screen onto which the Left projects its own anxieties....
 
Out of Egypt
By: Benjamin Balint
Posted: July 30, 2018
This article appeared in: Vol. XVIII, Number 3, Summer 2018

Our debt against Moses. 

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The Book of Norman
By: Benjamin Balint
Posted: June 12, 2017
enjamin Balint has a Norman Podhoretz problem. He appears not to have been able to decide if Podhoretz is a good or bad hombre.” Such was the verdict of longtime Commentary contributor Joseph Epstein, in an incisive 5,000-word review of my book, Running Commentary (2010). “What Balint ca...
 
The Baton and the Jackboot
By: Benjamin Balint
Posted: January 16, 2017
The music of the Third Reich. ...
 
Building Jerusalem
By: Benjamin Balint
Posted: August 1, 2016
Architecture as interpretation in Jerusalem....
 
Here There Is No Why
By: Benjamin Balint
Posted: May 11, 2016
This article appeared in: Vol. XVI, Number 2, Spring 2016

Benjamin Balint looks at the life of Primo Levi. 

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The Nazi Jurist
By: Benjamin Balint
Posted: August 25, 2015
This article appeared in: Volume XV, Number 3, Summer 2015

A review of Carl Schmitt: A Biography, by Reinhard Mehring.

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The Rise and Fall of the New Republic
By: Benjamin Balint
Posted: March 9, 2015
This article appeared in: Vol. XV, Number 1, Winter 2014/15

A review of Insurrections of the Mind: 100 Years of Politics and Culture in America, edited by Franklin Foer.

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Blasphemer
By: Benjamin Balint
Posted: April 22, 2013
This article appeared in: Vol. XIII, Number 1 - Winter 2012/13

A review of Joseph Anton: A Memoir, by Salman Rushdie

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Sickness Unto Death
By: Benjamin Balint
Posted: August 22, 2011
This article appeared in: Vol. XI, Number 3 - Summer 2011

A review of A Lethal Obsession: Anti-Semitism from Antiquity to the Global Jihad, by Robert S. Wistrich

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In the Beginning
By: Benjamin Balint
Posted: January 12, 2009
This article appeared in: Vol. VIII, Number 4 - Fall 2008

Reviewing a new history of the first Arab-Israeli War.

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Spinning Spinoza
By: Benjamin Balint
Posted: March 19, 2007
This article appeared in: Vol. VI, Number 4 - Fall 2006

Bringing the heretic back into the Jewish fold.

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God and Harold at Yale
By: Benjamin Balint
Posted: May 30, 2006
This article appeared in: Vol. VI , Number 2 - Spring 2006

A review of Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine, by Harold Bloom

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