Benjamin Balint

David Ben-Gurion at the opening of the road from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem (1948)

Israel’s ‘Old Man’

The long life, and longer reach, of David Ben-Gurion

Mar 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25 • By BENJAMIN BALINT

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Abraham

Uncommon Ancestor

The use and abuse of Abraham

Dec 8, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 13 • By BENJAMIN BALINT

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joel carillet / getty images

Sacred Topography

Jerusalem and the cityscape of faith(s).

Nov 11, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 09 • By BENJAMIN BALINT

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The Jewish Encyclopedia

The Jewish Encyclopedia

In the postwar era, no magazine has matched the breadth of ‘Commentary.’

Jul 5, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 40 • By JOSEPH EPSTEIN

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