- (b. 1933)American novelist and short-story writer. He was born in New York. His work explores the difficulties of sustaining religious belief in modern socieity. His fictional publica-tions include My Own Ground and Tree of Life. In 1961 he reported on the trial of Eichmann for the magazine Commentary. His Notes from the Frontier is a memoir of visits to a kibbutz before and during the Six Day War.
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