The Ambiguous Sexual Identity and Brutal Murder of a Hebrew Cultural Icon

A new documentary sheds light on the life and death of Yosef Haim Brenner, one of Hebrew literature's greatest icons.

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The Yishuv – the Jewish community in Palestine – was grief-stricken. “Profound mourning in the Land of Israel,” cried out one headline. “Death strikes down Y.H. Brenner.” Yosef Haim Brenner, writer and critic,...