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  • Commentary magazine donates archive to University of Texas

    September 21, 2011 | 11:21 am

    Commentary, the seminal neoconservative magazine, has donated its archives to the University of Texas at Austin.

    Founded in 1945, the New York-based magazine has played an outsized role in American intellectual life as a venue for essays on politics, culture and Jewish issues....

  • Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel): The biggest Jew in country music [VIDEO]

    October 6, 2008 | 11:08 pm

    CRAPONNE SUR ARZON, France (JTA)—Think Jews and country music and you’ll probably come up with Kinky Friedman, the cigar-chomping frontman of the iconoclastic Texas Jewboys, who is also a humorist, mystery novelist and failed but flamboyant candidate for Texas governor.

    The real...