Hillel Halkin


Hillel Halkin is a critic, writer, and translator of both Hebrew and Yiddish. Born in America in 1939, Halkin studied English literature at Columbia University and emigrated to Israel in 1950. His 2010 biography of Yahuda Halevi won the National Jewish Book Prize.

Books
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    The Dove Flyer

    The Dove Flyer tells the story of the Jewish community in Baghdad and its last years before expulsion and resettlement in Israel in 1950. Amir’s novel beautifully portrays the birth and death of dreams in tumultuous times as Jews through Baghdad face the complete decimation of their storied legacy in Iraq.