Kenneth Seeskin is Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Professor of Jewish Civilization at Northwestern University and the author, most recently, of Thinking about the Torah.
Steven A. Cook is the Eni Enrico Matte senior fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. His most recent book is False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East (Oxford University Press, 2017).
Michael A. Helfand is an associate professor at Pepperdine University School of Law and associate director of Pepperdine’s Diane and Guilford Glazer Institute for Jewish Studies.
Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman is the Barbara and Stephen Friedman professor of liturgy, worship, and ritual at Hebrew Union College in New York, and a co-founder of Synagogue 2000. His latest book, The Closing of the Gates: N’ilah, the eighth and final volume in a series of books on the High Holy Day liturgy, was just published by Jewish Lights/Turner Publications.
James A. Diamond is a professor of Jewish studies at the University of Waterloo. His books include Maimonides and the Shaping of the Jewish Canon (2014) and, most recently, Jewish Theology Unbound (forthcoming from Oxford).
Asael Abelman is the director of academic programs at the Tikvah Fund in Israel and head of the history department at Herzog College. His work appears in numerous Israeli journals and newspapers.
Bruce Abramson, director of policy at the Iron Dome Alliance and a senior fellow of the London Center, is the author of two books and numerous scholarly articles on topics at the intersection of technology, economics, law, and public policy.
Edward Alexander, professor emeritus of English at the University of Washington, is the author most recently of Lionel Trilling and Irving Howe: A Literary Friendship (2009) and Jews Against Themselves (2015).
Aharon Ariel Lavi is co-founder of the Shuva community on the Gaza border, where he lives, and of the National Council of Mission-Driven Communities. A regular contributor to Aderaba magazine, he has also published a book on Jewish economic thought and was a 2013-14 Tikvah fellow in New York.
Allan Arkush is the senior contributing editor of the Jewish Review of Books and professor of Judaic studies and history at Binghamton University.
Leon Aron is the director of Russian studies at the American Enterprise Institute and the author of, among other works, Yeltsin: A Revolutionary Life and Roads to the Temple: Memory, Truth, Ideas, and Ideals in the Making of the Russian Revolution 1987–1991.
Abraham Ascher is Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the author of, among other books, The Revolution of 1905, Russia: A Short History, and Was Hitler a Riddle?
Steven B. Smith, professor of political science at Yale University, is the author of Spinoza, Liberalism, and Jewish Identity and, most recently, Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Saul Bellow.
Benjamin Balint teaches literature and philosophy at the Bard College humanities program in Jerusalem.
Craig G. Bartholomew, until recently the H. Evan Runner professor of philosophy at Redeemer University College in Hamilton, Ontario, has been named incoming director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics in Cambridge (UK).
Lenny Ben-David is the director of publications at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and the author of American Interests in the Holy Land Revealed in Early Photographs (Urim). He is at work on a book about World War I in the Holy Land.
Tamara Berens, a student at King’s College London, writes about British politics for American, Israeli, and UK publications.
Joshua Berman is professor of Bible at Bar-Ilan University and a research fellow at the Herzl Institute. His new book, Inconsistency in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism, is just out from Oxford University Press.
Lazar Berman, news editor at the Times of Israel and a reserve infantry officer in the IDF, has written for the Journal of Strategic Studies, Commentary, and other publications.
Jeffrey Bloom is a writer on issues of culture and society.
Dan Blumenthal is the director of Asian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on East Asian security issues and Sino-American relations.
Max Boot is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of, among other books, Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present Day (2013).
Joseph Braude is the author, most recently, of Reclamation: A Cultural Policy for Arab-Israeli Partnership (Washington Institute for Near East Policy) and founder of the Center for Peace Communications.
Marla Braverman is the director of communications at Shalem College.
Eric Brown is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute specializing in Middle East and Asian affairs.
Christopher Caldwell, a senior editor at the Weekly Standard, is at work on a book about the rise and fall of the post-1960s political order.
Jordan Chandler Hirsch, a former staff editor at Foreign Affairs, is a visiting fellow at the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia University.
Alexander Charlap Hyman studied architectural history and business management at Columbia and is a director of the architecture and design firm Charlap Hyman & Herrero.
Eric Cohen is executive director of the Tikvah Fund. He is the author of In the Shadow of Progress: Being Human in the Age of Technology (2008), editor-at-large of the New Atlantis, and a contributor to numerous publications.
Stephanie Cohen is a writer living in New York.
Diane Cole is the author of the memoir After Great Pain: A New Life Emerges. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, NPR online, and elsewhere, and she serves as the books columnist for Psychotherapy Networker.
Elliot Cosgrove is the rabbi of the Park Avenue Synagogue, a Conservative congregation, in Manhattan.
Jon D. Levenson is the Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies at Harvard University and the author, most recently of The Love of God: Divine Gift, Human Gratitude, and Mutual Faithfulness in Judaism (Princeton, 2015) and Inheriting Abraham: The Legacy of the Patriarch in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Princeton, 2012).
Maxim D. Shrayer, born in Moscow in 1967, is a professor at Boston College and the author, most recently, of Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story, a National Jewish Book Award finalist. He is also the editor of Dinner with Stalin and Other Stories by his father, David Shrayer-Petrov, a Wallant Award finalist.
Jonathan D. Sarna is the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun professor of American Jewish history at Brandeis University and chief historian of the National Museum of American Jewish History. His many books include American Judaism: A History and the forthcoming Lincoln and the Jews: A History (with Benjamin Shapell).
Charles D. (Chuck) Freilich, a former deputy national security adviser in Israel, is a senior fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center. His book, Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change, is forthcoming from Oxford.
Benjamin D. Sommer is professor of Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. His books include Revelation and Authority: Sinai in Jewish Scripture and Tradition (Yale, 2015), The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel (Cambridge, 2009), and A Prophet Reads Scripture: Allusion in Isaiah 40–66 (Stanford, 1998).
Conor Daly, a linguist, comments regularly on Russian and Ukrainian affairs for Irish television and radio.
Daniel Doneson was literary editor of Azure.
Ethan Dor-Shav studied philosophy of science at Tel-Aviv University and was an associate fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem. He writes about biblical philosophy.
David E. Bernstein is GMU Foundation professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University. He blogs for the Volokh Conspiracy at the Washington Post.
Lenn E. Goodman is professor of philosophy and Mellon professor in the humanities at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of God of Abraham, On Justice, In Defense of Truth, and numerous other philosophical works.
Eric Edelman, a former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and former U.S. ambassador to Turkey, is Hertog distinguished practitioner in residence at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Chip Edelsberg is the founding executive director of the Jim Joseph Foundation. The views and opinions expressed here are his own.
Jason Edelstein is a communications consultant. The views and opinions expressed here are his own.
Alain El-Mouchan is the pen name of a professor of history and geography in Paris.
Dore Feith is a senior at Columbia University, where he studies history and Arabic.
Steven Fine is the Churgin professor of Jewish history at Yeshiva University and director of the YU Center for Israel Studies. He is the author of The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel (Harvard University Press, 2016).
Elli Fischer, a rabbi, writer, and translator, is pursuing graduate studies in Jewish history at Tel Aviv University.
Matti Friedman is the author of a memoir about the Israeli war in Lebanon, Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier’s Story of a Forgotten War (2016). His new book, Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel (Algonquin) comes out in March.
Suzanne Garment, who was the chief operating officer of the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy, is a visiting scholar at Indiana University. She is writing, with Leslie Lenkowsky, a book about the politics of American philanthropy.
Konstanty Gebert, a columnist and international reporter with the leading Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza, is the author of eleven books and co-founder of Midrasz, a Polish Jewish intellectual monthly.
David Gelernter, a professor of computer science at Yale, is the author of The Muse in the Machine, Americanism: The Fourth Great Western Religion, Judaism: A Way of Being, and The Tides of Mind: Uncovering the Spectrum of Consciousness, just released by Liveright/Norton.
Arie Genger, a businessman and political adviser, served as Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s private emissary to the White House.
Dore Gold, president of the Jerusalem Center of Public Affairs, is a former ambassador of Israel to the United Nations (1997-1999) and the author of, among other books , Hatred’s Kingdom, The Fight for Jerusalem, and The Rise of Nuclear Iran.
Daniel Goldman is the chairman of Gesher, former co-chair of World Bnei Akiva, and managing partner at Goldrock Capital.
Simon Gordon, a former Tikvah Fellow, is a policy adviser at the embassy of Israel in London. The views expressed here are his own.
Leonard J. Greenspoon, Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization at Creighton University, is the author of, among other works, Jewish Translations of the Bible, forthcoming from the Jewish Publication Society.
Marat Grinberg is professor of Russian and comparative literature at Reed College. His essays and reviews have appeared in the LA Review of Books, Tablet, Cineaste, and Commentary.
Edward Grossman’s journalism and fiction have been published in English, Hebrew, Arabic, French, Swedish, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian.
Michel Gurfinkiel is the founder and president of the Jean-Jacques Rousseau Institute, a conservative think-tank in France, and a Shillman/Ginsburg Fellow at the Middle East Forum. His “You Only Live Twice,” on the contemporary situation of European Jews, appeared in Mosaic in August 2013.
Lewis H. Glinert, professor of Hebrew studies and linguistics at Dartmouth College, is the author of The Story of Hebrew, forthcoming from Princeton University Press.
Atar Hadari’s Songs from Bialik: Selected Poems of H. N. Bialik (Syracuse University Press) was a finalist for the American Literary Translators’ Association Award. Lives of the Dead: Poems of Hanoch Levin was recently awarded a PEN Translates 2016 grant and is forthcoming from Arc Publications.
Yoram Hazony is president of the Herzl Institute and the author of God and Politics in Esther, The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture, and The Jewish State: The Struggle for Israel’s Soul. His essays on history, politics, and religion appear in a wide variety of publications. His next book, Empire and Nation, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.
David Hazony was editor-in-chief of Azure from 2004-2007. As of 2017 he is editor of The Tower.
Ronald Hendel is Norma and Sam Dabby professor of Hebrew Bible and Jewish studies at the University of California, Berkeley. His books include Remembering Abraham: Culture, Memory, and History in the Hebrew Bible (2005) and The Book of Genesis: A Biography (2012).
Yagil Henkin is an Israeli military historian.
Arthur Herman is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and the author, most recently, of 1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder (HarperCollins, 2017).
Annika Hernroth-Rothstein is a syndicated columnist for Israel Hayom and a frequent contributor to the Washington Examiner.
Richard S. Hess is Earl S. Kalland professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Denver Seminary in Littleton, Colorado. He is the author of Israelite Religions: An Archaeological and Biblical Survey (2007) and co-editor, with Bill T. Arnold, of Ancient Israel’s History: An Introduction to Issues and Sources (2014).
Ido Hevroni, a scholar of the classics, is educational director of Shalem College in Jerusalem.
Ammiel Hirsch is the senior rabbi of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York City and the former executive director of the Association of Reform Zionists of America.
Liam Hoare is a freelance writer whose work on politics and literature has featured in The Atlantic, The Forward, and The Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of University College London’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies.
Dara Horn is the author of five novels, most recently Eternal Life.
Brian Horowitz, the Sizeler Family professor at Tulane University, is writing an intellectual history of the Zionist movement in Russia and has recently edited the English translation of Vladimir Jabotinsky’s Story of My Life (2016).
Assaf Inbari is an essayist and a literary critic. He teaches at Kinneret College and Alma College in Tel Aviv.
Isaac Inkeles, an editorial assistant at Mosaic, holds an MPhil in political thought and intellectual history from Cambridge and an A.B. in government from Harvard.
Douglas J. Feith, a senior fellow at Hudson Institute, served as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (2001-05). He is writing a history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, from which this essay is adapted.
R. J. Snell is director of the Center on the University and Intellectual Life at the Witherspoon Institute and the author of, among other books, Authentic Cosmopolitanism (with Steve Cone, 2013), The Perspective of Love: Natural Law in a New Mode (2014), and Acedia and Its Discontents (2015). His essays on religion and culture have appeared in a variety of scholarly and popular publications.
Vladimir Jabotinsky was born in Odessa in 1880 and died in upstate New York in 1940.
Jeff Jacoby is a columnist for the Boston Globe.
Peter Kagan is the pen name of a writer with a longstanding interest in Israeli constitutional law.
Dan Kagan-Kans is the managing editor of Mosaic.
Seth Kaplan, who lectures at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), is the author of, among other books, Fixing Fragile States and Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict.
Efraim Karsh is director of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University, emeritus professor of Middle East and Mediterranean Studies at King’s College London, and editor of the Middle East Quarterly. He is the author most recently of The Tail Wags the Dog: International Politics and the Middle East (Bloomsbury, 2015).
Asa Kasher, professor emeritus of philosophy at Tel Aviv University, is the co-author of the IDF code of ethics (1994). In 2000 he was awarded the Israel Prize for his contributions to philosophy.
Benjamin Kerstein is a Tel Aviv-based writer and editor.
James Kirchick is the assistant editor of The New Republic and a Phillips Foundation journalism fellow.
Harvey Klehr is Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus of politics and history at Emory University.
Yossi Klein Halevi is a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. He is the author of Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation (2013), which won the Jewish Book Council’s Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year Award.
Dr. Yitzhak Klein is the head of the Policy Research Center at the Kohelet Policy Forum, a policy institute located in Jerusalem.
Eugene Kontorovich is a professor at the Antonin Scalia School of Law, George Mason University, and a scholar at the Kohelet Policy Forum.
Moshe Koppel is a member of the department of computer science at Bar-Ilan University and chairman of the Kohelet Policy Forum in Jerusalem.
Andrew N. Koss is an associate editor of Mosaic. A PhD in history from Stanford, he recently completed a Mellon postdoctoral fellowship at Colgate University and is writing a book about the Jews of Vilna during World War I.
Martin Kramer teaches Middle Eastern history at Shalem College in Jerusalem and is the Koret distinguished fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. His most recent book is The War on Error (2016).
Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author of Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics, is the chairman of Pro Musica Hebraica.
Irving Kristol (January 22, 1920 – September 18, 2009) was an American columnist, journalist, and writer who was dubbed the “godfather of neo-conservatism.” As the founder, editor, and contributor to various magazines, he played an influential role in the intellectual and political culture of the last half-century; after his death he was described by The Daily Telegraph as being “perhaps the most consequential public intellectual of the latter half of the 20th century.”
Martin Krossel, who specializes in international politics and Jewish affairs, is a Canadian journalist based in the New York area.
Walter Laqueur is the author of, among other books, Weimar, A History of Terrorism, Fascism: Past, Present, Future, and The Dream that Failed: Reflections on the Soviet Union. His newest book, Putinism: Russia and Its Future with the West, was released in 2015 by Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s.
Jonathan Leaf is a playwright and journalist living in New York.
Josiah Lee Auspitz, an independent scholar, lives and works in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Eran Lerman is vice-president of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies and teaches Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at Shalem College.
Yuval Levin is the founding editor of National Affairs and Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC. He has been awarded a 2013 Bradley Prize for distinguished contributions in the fields of scholarship, journalism, and public service.
James Loeffler, associate professor of history at the University of Virginia and scholar-in-residence at Pro Musica Hebraica, is currently the Robert A. Savitt fellow at the Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. His “The Death of Jewish Culture” was the featured monthly essay in Mosaic for May 2014.
Steven M. Cohen is a research professor at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service.
Seth M. Siegel is an entrepreneur, writer, and lawyer in New York.
David M. Carr is a professor of Bible at Union Theological Seminary in New York and the author most recently of Holy Resilience: The Bible’s Traumatic Origins (Yale University Press, 2014) and The Formation of the Hebrew Bible: A New Reconstruction (Oxford University Press, 2011).
Shlomo M. Brody, an Orthodox rabbi and a columnist for the Jerusalem Post, directs the Tikvah Overseas Seminars and serves as a presidential graduate fellow at Bar Ilan University Law School and a junior research fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute.
Wilfred M. McClay is the G.T. and Libby Blankenship chair in the history of liberty at the University of Oklahoma.
Michael Mandelbaum is the Christian A. Herter Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C., and the author, most recently, of Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post-Cold War Era (Oxford).
Reuel Marc Gerecht is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a former case officer in the CIA with responsibility for Iranian recruitments.
Jonathan Marks is professor and chair of politics at Ursinus College. A contributor to the Commentary blog, he has also written on higher education for InsideHigherEd, the Wall Street Journal, and the Weekly Standard.
Paul McHugh, University Distinguished Professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is the author of, among other works, Try to Remember (2006) and The Mind Has Mountains (2008) and co-author (with J.H. Hedblom) of Last Call: Alcoholism and Recovery (2007).
Eric Mechoulan is a professor of history and geography in Paris.
Aylana Meisel works at the Tikvah Fund and has a background in law, policy, and Jewish studies.
Steven Menashi is an attorney in New York and a research fellow at New York University School of Law.
William Meyers writes on photography for the Wall Street Journal. An exhibition of photographs from his Civics project will open on October 4 at the Nailya Alexander gallery in New York.
Marc Michael Epstein is professor of religion and visual culture and director of Jewish studies at Vassar College. He is the author of, among other books, The Medieval Haggadah: Art, Narrative, and Religious Imagination (2011) and Skies of Parchment, Seas of Ink: Jewish Illuminated Manuscripts (2015).
Menahem Milson is professor emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where among other posts he served as head of the department of Arabic language and literature, director of the Institute of Asian and African Studies, and dean of humanities. A co-founder and academic adviser of the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), he is the author of, among other books, Najib Mahfuz: The Novelist-Philosopher of Cairo.
A former paratrooper and intelligence officer in the IDF, Milson also served as adviser on Arab affairs to the Israeli military government in the West Bank and Gaza (1976-78) and in 1981-82 headed the civil administration of Judea and Samaria.
Alan Mintz is the Chana Kekst professor of Hebrew literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary. His Ancestral Tales: Reading the Buczacz Stories of S.Y. Agnon will be published by Stanford in June. The present essay, in somewhat different form, will appear in What We Talk About When We Talk About Hebrew, edited by Naomi B. Sokoloff and Nancy E. Berg (forthcoming from University of Washington Press).
Shany Mor is an associate fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College. He formerly served as a director for foreign policy at Israel’s National Security Council.
Benny Morris is a visiting professor in Israel studies at Georgetown University and the author of, among other books, 1948: A History of the First Arab–Israeli War (Yale, 2008).
Diana Muir Appelbaum, a writer and historian, is at work on a book about nationhood and democracy. Her museum reviews have appeared in the Claremont Review, the New Rambler, and elsewhere.
Joshua Muravchik is the author of eleven books, including Making David into Goliath: How the World Turned against Israel, Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism, Exporting Democracy, and Trailblazers of the Arab Spring.
Douglas Murray is associate director of the Henry Jackson Society, a British think tank, and a distinguished senior fellow of the Gatestone Institute. A columnist for Standpoint, he writes frequently for the Spectator and other publications.
Gidi Netzer, a colonel in the IDF reserves, is a long-time adviser to Israeli and non-Israeli political figures, military commanders, and intelligence services.
Jonathan Neumann, a 2011-2012 Tikvah Fellow, lives in London and writes on politics and religion.
Yiftach Ofek, a former head of the NATO and EU desk in the IDF’s Strategic Division, is a PhD student in modern Jewish thought at the University of Chicago.
Michael Oren, a member of the Knesset for the Kulanu party and deputy minister in the office of Israel’s prime minister, is the author of, among other books, Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East and Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East 1776 to the Present.
Eric Ormsby is the author of, among other books, Theodicy in Islamic Thought, Moses Maimonides and His Time, and seven volumes of poetry.
Yehoshua Pfeffer, a rabbi and rabbinical judge, holds a law degree from the Hebrew University and clerked at the Israel Supreme Court. He has taught at a number of yeshivas, published widely on Jewish law and thought, and is currently directing programs for the haredi community in Israel for the Tikvah Fund.
Avi Picard is Schusterman Visiting Professor of Israel Studies at Rutgers University, Newark. His specialty is ethnic relations in Israel.
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John Podhoretz is the editor of Commentary. His movie criticism appears regularly in the Weekly Standard.
Norman Podhoretz served as editor-in-chief of Commentary from 1960 until his retirement in 1995. He is the author of twelve books, including My Love Affair with America (2000) and Why Jews are Liberals (2009). In 2004 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Daniel Polisar is the executive vice-president and a member of the faculty at Shalem College in Jerusalem.
Noah Pollak is an American political writer specializing in issues concerning foreign policy, Israel, and the Jewish people.
David Pollock is the Kaufman fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he directs the Fikra Forum blog and the Arabic website.
Yehoshua Porath is an Israeli historian at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Michael Pregent, a retired intelligence officer, is a visiting fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies in Washington, DC. He tweets @MPPregent.
Riv-Ellen Prell, professor of American studies and director of the center for Jewish studies at the University of Minnesota, chairs the academic council of the American Jewish Historical Society. Her books include Fighting to Become Americans: Jews, Gender, and the Anxiety of Assimilation, and Women Remaking American Judaism.
Ruth R. Wisse is a research professor at Harvard and a distinguished senior fellow at the Tikvah Fund. Her most recent book is No Joke: Making Jewish Humor (2013).
Kenneth Seeskin is Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Professor of Jewish Civilization at Northwestern University and the author, most recently, of Thinking about the Torah.
R. R. Reno is the editor of First Things. His books include Fighting the Noonday Devil and Other Essays Personal and Theological and, most recently, Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society.
Leon R. Kass is currently Addie Clark Harding Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago. He is the Hertog Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. A physician, scientist, educator, and public intellectual, he served in 2001-2005 as chairman of the President’s Council on Bioethics.
Michael R. Marrus is the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe professor emeritus of Holocaust studies at the University of Toronto. Among his books are Vichy France and the Jews (1981, co-authored with Robert O. Paxton) and, most recently, Lessons of the Holocaust (2016).
Itamar Rabinovich, president of the Israel Institute, is a former ambassador of Israel to the United States (1993-1996). Among his books is a biography of Yitzḥak Rabin, forthcoming from Yale.
Jeremy Rabkin is a professor of law at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University.
Walter Reich is Yitzhak Rabin Memorial professor of international affairs, ethics, and human behavior at George Washington University and a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center. He was the director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum from 1995 to 1998.
Haviv Rettig Gur is the senior analyst for the Times of Israel.
Rick Richman is the author of Racing Against History: The 1940 Campaign for a Jewish Army to Fight Hitler (Encounter). His previous contributions to Mosaic include “The 80th Anniversary of the Two-State Solution,” an essay on the 1937 Peel Commission.
Mitchell Rocklin is a resident research fellow at the Tikvah Fund.
Neil Rogachevsky teaches at the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University.
Christine Rosen is the managing editor of the Weekly Standard and the author of Preaching Eugenics (Oxford) and My Fundamentalist Education (Public Affairs). Her column, “Social Commentary,” appears every month in Commentary.
Bex Stern Rosenblatt is pursuing a master’s degree in Hebrew Bible at Bar-Ilan University in Israel.
Dennis Ross has served in senior positions in several administrations, most recently (2009-2011) as a special assistant to President Barack Obama. His new book is Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama.
Nicholas Rostow is Charles Evans Hughes visiting professor of government and jurisprudence at Colgate University.
Edward Rothstein reviewed the Museum of the Bible for the Wall Street Journal, where he is Critic at Large. His previous essays in Mosaic include “The Unusual Relationship between Abraham Lincoln and the Jews,” “The Problem with Jewish Museums,” and “Jerusalem Syndrome at the Met.”
Peter Rough is a fellow at the Hudson Institute in national security and international relations.
Alan Rubenstein, director of university programs at the Tikvah Fund, teaches a great-books seminar, “Windows on the Good Life,” at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.
Walter Russell Mead is a distinguished fellow at Hudson Institute, professor of foreign affairs and humanities at Bard College, and editor-at-large of the American Interest. His books include Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World (2004), God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World (2007), and The Arc of a Covenant: The United States, Israel, and the Fate of the Jewish People (forthcoming 2017).
Robert S. Wistrich is professor of Jewish history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he heads the Sassoon International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism. He is the author of A Lethal Obsession: Anti-Semitism from Antiquity to the Global Jihad (2010).
Chaim N. Saiman is professor in the Charles Widger School of Law at Villanova University. He lives with his wife and three daughters in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.
Richard Samuelson is associate professor of history at California State University, San Bernardino and a fellow of the Claremont Institute.
Jonathan Sarna is the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun professsor of American Jewish history at Brandeis University and chief historian of the National Museum of American Jewish History. He has written, edited, or co-edited more than 30 books. The most recent, co-authored with Benjamin Shapell, is Lincoln and the Jews: a History.
Robert Satloff is the executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and the author of several books on the Middle East, including Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust’s Long Reach into Arab Lands.
Gabriel Schoenfeld, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, is the author of, among other books, The Return of Anti-Semitism (2004).
Yossi Shain is Romulo Betancourt professor of political science at Tel Aviv University and founding director of the Center for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University.
Natan Sharansky, the international human-rights activist who spent nearly a decade in Soviet prison as a refusenik, has served in ministerial positions in several Israeli governments. He has recently stepped down after nine years as chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel. He is the author of Fear No Evil, The Case for Democracy, and Defending Identity.
Uriya Shavit is an Israeli scholar of Islamic law, theology, and politics. Since 2014, he has served as an associate professor of Islamic studies at Tel Aviv University.
Nathan Shields, a composer whose works have been performed by various orchestras and chamber ensembles, is associate faculty at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. He earned his doctorate at the Juilliard School in New York, and has received fellowships from Tanglewood and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Avi Shilon, a historian and political scientist, is the author of Menachem Begin: A Life (2012), Ben-Gurion: His Later Years in the Political Wilderness (2016), and, most recently, The Left Wing’s Sorrow: Yossi Beilin and the Decline of the Peace Camp (Hebrew, 2017). He teaches at NYU’s Tel Aviv campus and Ben-Gurion University, and contributes op-ed pieces to Haaretz.
Colin Shindler is an emeritus professor at SOAS, University of London. His latest book, The Hebrew Republic: Israel’s Return to History, has just been published by Rowman & Littlefield.
Jonathan Silver is a senior director of the Tikvah Fund.
Julian Sinclair is an economist in Israel’s clean-technology and renewable-energy sector. An ordained rabbi, he has translated and annotated Abraham Isaac Kook’s 1909 introduction to the laws of the sabbatical year (Hazon, 2014) and is the translator of Micah Goodman’s Maimonides and the Book that Changed Judaism (Jewish Publication Society).
Daniel Smokler is a rabbi and the chief innovation officer of Hillel International.
Meir Soloveichik is the rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel in New York and director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University.
Samuel Tadros is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom and a distinguished visiting fellow in Middle Eastern studies at the Hoover Institution.
Amir Taheri, formerly the executive editor (1972-79) of Iran’s main daily newspaper, is the author of twelve books and a columnist for the Arab daily Asharq Al-Awsat.
Alon Tal is chair of the department of public policy at Tel Aviv University and co-chair of Tsafuf: the Israel Forum for Population, Environment, and Society.
Terry Teachout is the drama critic of the Wall Street Journal and the critic-at-large of Commentary.
Aryeh Tepper teaches at Ben-Gurion University and is a senior research fellow at its Center for Israel Studies. He is also the director of publications for the American Sephardi Federation and academic adviser to SIGNAL (Sino-Israel Global Network & Academic Leadership).
Shmuel Trigano, a professor of sociology emeritus at Paris University, is the author of 24 books, including French Jews: Fifteen Years of Solitude (2015). In 2001 he created the bulletin Survey of the Jewish World and the journal Controverses to document and publicize the rise of anti-Semitic violence in France.
Tevi Troy is a presidential historian and former White House aide. His latest book is Shall We Wake the President? Two Centuries of Disaster Management from the Oval Office.
Jonathan V. Last is a senior writer at the Weekly Standard.
Michael W. Schwartz is of counsel to Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and a former president of Congregation Or Zarua in New York City.
Frederick W. Kagan is the Christopher DeMuth scholar and director of the Critical Threats Project at the American Enterprise Institute.
Menachem Wecker, a freelance journalist based in Washington DC, covers art, culture, religion, and education for a variety of publications.
Peter Wehner, a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and director of the Faith Angle Forum.
George Weigel is Distinguished Senior Fellow of Washington’s Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he holds the William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies. He is the author of, among other books, the two-volume biography of Pope John-Paul II, Witness to Hope (1999) and The End and the Beginning (2011).
Michael Weingrad is professor of Jewish studies at Portland State University and a frequent contributor to Mosaic and the Jewish Review of Books.
Bari Weiss is an associate books editor at the Wall Street Journal.
Jack Wertheimer, professor of American Jewish history at the Jewish Theological Seminary, is the author of The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice their Religion Today, newly published by Princeton University Press.
Jack Wertheimer is professor of American Jewish history at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Most recently he co-authored Hearts and Minds: Israel in North American Jewish Day Schools, under the auspices of the Avi Chai Foundation.
Steven M. Cohen is a research professor at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service.
Simon Wynberg is a chamber musician and artistic director of the ARC Ensemble, a musical group known for its recovery and revival of music lost to political suppression.
Amos Yadlin, who formerly served as chief of Israel Defense Intelligence, is the director of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel Aviv.
Yosef Yitzhak Lifshitz is an associate fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem.
Yedidia Z. Stern is vice-president of research at the Israel Democracy Institute and professor of law at Bar-Ilan University. He is the author or principal editor of 20 books and co-editor (with Avi Sagi) of the journal Democratic Culture.
Harry Zieve Cohen is a writer living in Brooklyn, New York.
Ghaith al-Omari is a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. From 1999 to 2006 he served as an adviser to the Palestinian negotiating team and participated in numerous rounds of negotiation at settings including the 2000 Camp David summit.