Ari Shavit, Shocked! Shocked!!

February 28, 2014

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Ari Shavit, Hadassah Magazine, February 2014:
“What happened during the first week of my book’s publication went beyond anyone’s expectations, beyond my dreams. Four leading American Jewish intellectuals—David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker; Jeffrey Goldberg, national correspondent for The Atlantic; Leon Wieseltier, literary editor of The New Republic; and Tom Friedman—praised the book with generosity and enthusiasm, even love. It is a remarkable phenomenon. They are menschen, and I am deeply grateful.” (
Ari Shavit, Acknowledgements, My Promised Land:
“My dear friend David Remnick went over the manuscript with his typical professionalism and contributed precious insights.   He is the one who encouraged me to write this book, and he is the one who took care of the book graciously once written.”