Authors

 

Philologos

Philologos, the renowned Jewish-language columnist, appears twice a month in Mosaic. Questions for him may be sent to his email address by clicking here.

 

James A. Diamond

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).

 

Michael A. Helfand

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.

 

Lawrence A. Hoffman

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.

 

Asael Abelman

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.

 

Elliott Abrams

Elliott Abrams is a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he maintains a blog, Pressure Points.

 

Bruce Abramson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Benjamin Balint teaches literature and philosophy at the Bard College humanities program in Jerusalem.

 

Craig Bartholomew

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

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.

 

Peter Berkowitz

Peter Berkowitz is the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His writings are posted at www.PeterBerkowitz.com.

 

Claire Berlinski

Claire Berlinski, a freelance writer and consultant, is the author of four books, a contributing editor at City Journal, and a senior fellow of the American Foreign Policy Council. She blogs at Ricochet.

 

Joshua Berman

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

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

Jeffrey Bloom is a writer on issues of culture and society.

 

Dan Blumenthal

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

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).

 

Marla Braverman

Marla Braverman is the director of communications at Shalem College.

 

Eric Brown

Eric Brown is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute specializing in Middle East and Asian affairs.

 

Christopher Caldwell

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

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

Alexander Charlap Hyman studied architectural history and business management at Columbia and is a director of the architecture and design firm Charlap Hyman & Herrero.

 

Stephanie Cohen

Stephanie Cohen is a writer living in New York.

 

Eric Cohen

Eric Cohen is executive director of the Tikvah FundHe 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.

 

Ben Cohen

Ben Cohen, a New York-based writer, has recently co-edited The Norman Geras Reader: What’s There Is There (Manchester University Press).

 

Diane Cole

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 JournalNPR online, and elsewhere, and she serves as the books columnist for Psychotherapy Networker.

 

Elliot Cosgrove

Elliot Cosgrove is the rabbi of the Park Avenue Synagogue, a Conservative congregation, in Manhattan.

 

Benjamin D. Sommer

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).

 

Maxim D. Shrayer

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.

 

Charles D. Freilich

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.

 

Jonathan D. Sarna

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).

 

Jon D. Levenson

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 (Library of Jewish Ideas; Princeton University Press).

 

Conor Daly

Conor Daly, a linguist, comments regularly on Russian and Ukrainian affairs for Irish television and radio.

 

Daniel Doneson

Daniel Doneson was literary editor of Azure. 

 

Ethan Dor-Shav

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.

 

Michael Doran

Michael Doran, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and the author of Ike’s Gamble: America’s Rise to Dominance in the Middle East (2016), is a former deputy assistant secretary of defense and a former senior director of the National Security Council. He tweets @doranimated.

 

David E. Bernstein

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

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

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

Chip Edelsberg is the founding executive director of the Jim Joseph Foundation. The views and opinions expressed here are his own.

 

Jason Edelstein

Jason Edelstein is a communications consultant. The views and opinions expressed here are his own.

 

Alain El-Mouchan

Alain El-Mouchan is the pen name of a professor of history and geography in Paris.

 

Dore Feith

Dore Feith is a senior at Columbia University, where he studies history and Arabic.

 

Steven Fine

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

Elli Fischer, a rabbi, writer, and translator, is pursuing graduate studies in Jewish history at Tel Aviv University.

 

Matti Friedman

Matti Friedman’s first book, The Aleppo Codex, won the 2014 Sami Rohr prize for Jewish literature. His second, Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier’s Story, will be published in April 2016.

 

Suzanne Garment

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

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

David Gelernter, a professor of computer science at Yale, is the author of The Muse in the MachineAmericanism: 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

Arie Genger, a businessman and political adviser, served as Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s private emissary to the White House.

 

Mark Glanville

Mark Glanville, a bass baritone, has performed with England’s Opera North, Scottish Opera, Lisbon Opera, New Israeli Opera, and on the recital stage, and is the author of The Goldberg Variations, a memoir.

 

David Glasner

David Glasner, a Washington-based economist, blogs at uneasymoney.com. He is a great-grandson of Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Glasner.

 

Dore Gold

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

Daniel Goldman is the chairman of Gesher, former co-chair of World Bnei Akiva, and managing partner at Goldrock Capital.

 

Daniel Gordis

Daniel Gordis is Koret Distinguished Fellow and chair of the core curriculum at Shalem College in Jerusalem. His new book, Israel: A Concise History of a People Reborn, won the Jewish Book Council’s “Book of the Year” award for 2016.

 

Simon Gordon

Simon Gordon, a former Tikvah Fellow, is a policy adviser at the embassy of Israel in London. The views expressed here are his own.

 

Evelyn Gordon

Evelyn Gordon is a commentator and former legal-affairs reporter who immigrated to Israel in 1987. In addition to Mosaic, she has published in the Jerusalem Post, Azure, Commentary, and elsewhere. She blogs at Evelyn Gordon.

 

Marat Grinberg

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

Edward Grossman’s journalism and fiction have been published in English, Hebrew, Arabic, French, Swedish, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian.

 

Michel Gurfinkiel

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

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

Atar Hadari

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.

 

Ofir Haivry

Ofir Haivry, an Israeli historian and political theorist, is vice-president of the Herzl Institute in Jerusalem and the author of John Selden and the Western Political Tradition (Cambridge).

 

Hillel Halkin

Hillel Halkin’s books include Yehuda HaleviAcross the Sabbath RiverMelisande: What are Dreams? (a novel), Jabotinsky: A Life (2014), and, most recently, After One-Hundred-and-Twenty (Princeton). 

 

Yoram Hazony

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

David Hazony was editor-in-chief of Azure from 2004-2007. As of 2017 he is editor of The Tower.

 

Ronald Hendel

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

Yagil Henkin is an Israeli military historian.

 

Arthur Herman

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

Annika Hernroth-Rothstein is a syndicated columnist for Israel Hayom and a frequent contributor to the Washington Examiner. 

 

 

Richard Hess

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

Ido Hevroni, a scholar of the classics, is educational director of Shalem College in Jerusalem.

 

Ammiel Hirsch

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

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

Dara Horn is the author of five novels, most recently Eternal Life.

 

Brian Horowitz

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

Assaf Inbari is an essayist and a literary critic. He teaches at Kinneret College and Alma College in Tel Aviv.

 

Isaac Inkeles

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.

 

Robert Irwin

Robert Irwin, a British novelist and scholar of medieval Islam, is the Middle East editor of the Times Literary Supplement. His most recent novel is Wonders Will Never Cease.

 

R. J. Snell

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.

 

Douglas J. Feith

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.

 

Vladimir Jabotinsky

Vladimir Jabotinsky was born in Odessa in 1880 and died in upstate New York in 1940.

 

Jeff Jacoby

Jeff Jacoby is a columnist for the Boston Globe.

 

Daniel Johnson

Daniel Johnson, the founder and editor of the British monthly Standpoint, writes widely on politics, culture, and religion.

 

Peter Kagan

Peter Kagan is the pen name of a writer with a longstanding interest in Israeli constitutional law.

 

Dan Kagan-Kans

Dan Kagan-Kans is the managing editor of Mosaic.

 

Seth Kaplan

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

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

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

Benjamin Kerstein is a Tel Aviv-based writer and editor.

 

James Kirchick

James Kirchick is the assistant editor of The New Republic and a Phillips Foundation journalism fellow.

 

Harvey Klehr

Harvey Klehr is Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus of politics and history at Emory University.

 

Yossi Klein Halevi

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.

 

Yitzhak Klein

Dr. Yitzhak Klein is the head of the Policy Research Center at the Kohelet Policy Forum, a policy institute located in Jerusalem.

 

Eugene Kontorovich

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

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 Koss

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

Martin Kramer teaches Middle Eastern history at Shalem College in Jerusalem and is the Koret visiting fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. His most recent book is The War on Error (2016).

 

Charles Krauthammer

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

Irving Kristol

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

Martin Krossel, who specializes in international politics and Jewish affairs, is a Canadian journalist based in the New York area.

 

Walter Laqueur

Walter Laqueur is the author of, among other books, WeimarA History of TerrorismFascism: 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

Jonathan Leaf is a playwright and journalist living in New York.

 

Josiah Lee Auspitz

Josiah Lee Auspitz, an independent scholar, lives and works in Somerville, Massachusetts.

 

Liel Leibovitz

Liel Leibovitz, a journalist, media critic, and video-game scholar, is a senior writer for the online magazine Tablet.

 

Eran Lerman

Eran Lerman is vice-president of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies and teaches Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at Shalem College.

 

Yuval Levin

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

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.

 

Amnon Lord

Amnon Lord is an editor and columnist at the Israeli newspaper Makor Rishon and an editor at the online magazine Mida. His books (in Hebrew) include The Israeli Left: From Socialism to Nihilism (2003) and, most recently, The Lost Generation: The Story of the Yom Kippur War (2013).

 

Shlomo M. Brody

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.

 

Steven M. Cohen

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.

 

Wilfred M. McClay

Wilfred M. McClay is the G.T. and Libby Blankenship chair in the history of liberty at the University of Oklahoma.

 

Seth M. Siegel

Seth M. Siegel is an entrepreneur, writer, and lawyer in New York.

 

David M. Carr

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).

 

Michael Mandelbaum

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

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.

 

Dovid Margolin

Dovid Margolin is an associate editor at Chabad.org.

 

Jonathan Marks

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

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

Eric Mechoulan is a professor of history and geography in Paris.

 

Aylana Meisel

Aylana Meisel works at the Tikvah Fund and has a background in law, policy, and Jewish studies.

 

Steven Menashi

Steven Menashi is an attorney in New York and a research fellow at New York University School of Law.

 

William Meyers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joshua Muravchik is the author of eleven books, including Making David into Goliath: How the World Turned against IsraelHeaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism, Exporting Democracy, and Trailblazers of the Arab Spring.

 

Douglas Murray

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

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.

 

Boaz Neumann

Boaz Neumann teaches history at Tel Aviv University.
 

Jonathan Neumann

Jonathan Neumann, a 2011-2012 Tikvah Fellow, lives in London and writes on politics and religion.

 

Michael O'Hanlon

Michael O’Hanlon is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he specializes in American national-security policy, defense strategy, and the use of military force, His latest book is The Future of Land Warfare (2015).

 

Yiftach Ofek

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

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

Eric Ormsby is the author of, among other books, Theodicy in Islamic ThoughtMoses Maimonides and His Time, and seven volumes of poetry.

 

Yehoshua Pfeffer

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

Avi Picard is Schusterman Visiting Professor of Israel Studies at Rutgers University, Newark. His specialty is ethnic relations in Israel.

 

Daniel Pipes

Daniel Pipes (DanielPipes.org, @DanielPipes) is president of the Middle East Forum.

 

Norman Podhoretz

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.

 

John Podhoretz

John Podhoretz is the editor of Commentary. His movie criticism appears regularly in the Weekly Standard.

 

Marshall Poe

Marshall Poe is a professor of history at the University of Iowa. He is also the host of New Books in History (http://newbooksinhistory.com).

 

Daniel Polisar

Daniel Polisar is the executive vice-president and a member of the faculty at Shalem College in Jerusalem.

 

Noah Pollak

Noah Pollak is an American political writer specializing in issues concerning foreign policy, Israel, and the Jewish people.

 

David Pollock

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

Yehoshua Porath is an Israeli historian at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 

Michael Pregent

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

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.

 

David Pryce-Jones

David Pryce-Jones, the British novelist and political analyst, is the author of, among other books, The Closed Circle: An Interpretation of the Arabs and Betrayal: France, the Arabs, and the Jews.

 

Ruth R. Wisse

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, paperback 2015).

 

Ruth R. Wisse

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).

 

R. R. Reno

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.

 

Kenneth R. Seeskin

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.

 

Michael R. Marrus

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).

 

Leon R. Kass

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.

 

Itamar Rabinovich

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

Jeremy Rabkin is a professor of law at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University.

 

Walter Reich

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

Haviv Rettig Gur is the senior analyst for the Times of Israel.

 

Sarah Rindner

Sarah Rindner teaches English literature at Lander College in New York and blogs at Book of Books.

 

Mitchell Rocklin

Mitchell Rocklin is a resident research fellow at the Tikvah Fund.

 

Neil Rogachevsky

Neil Rogachevsky teaches at the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University.

 

Christine Rosen

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

Bex Stern Rosenblatt is pursuing a master’s degree in Hebrew Bible at Bar-Ilan University in Israel.

 

Dennis Ross

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

Nicholas Rostow is Charles Evans Hughes visiting professor of government and jurisprudence at Colgate University.

 

Edward Rothstein

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

Peter Rough is a fellow at the Hudson Institute in national security and international relations.

 

Alan Rubenstein

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

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

Robert S. Wistrich

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).

 

Assaf Sagiv

Assaf Sagiv was the editor-in-chief of Azure, the Shalem Center’s quarterly journal of Israeli affairs and Jewish thought.
 

Chaim Saiman

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.

 

Jeffrey Saks

Jeffrey Saks, the director of ATID and its WebYeshiva.org program, is the director of research at Jerusalem’s Agnon House and the series editor of the S.Y. Agnon Library at Toby Press.

 

Richard Samuelson

Richard Samuelson is associate professor of history at California State University, San Bernardino and a fellow of the Claremont Institute.

 

Jonathan Sarna

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

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

Gabriel Schoenfeld, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, is the author of, among other books, The Return of Anti-Semitism (2004).

 

Yossi Shain

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jonathan Silver is a senior director of the Tikvah Fund.

 

Julian Sinclair

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

Daniel Smokler is a rabbi and the chief innovation officer of Hillel International.

 

Meir Soloveichik

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

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

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

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

Terry Teachout is the drama critic of the Wall Street Journal and the critic-at-large of Commentary.

 

Aryeh Tepper

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

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.

 

Gil Troy

Gil Troy is Distinguished Scholar of North American History at McGill University in Montreal. He is the author of  nine books on the American presidency and three books on Zionism, including, most recently, The Zionist Ideas.

 

Tevi Troy

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

Jonathan V. Last is a senior writer at the Weekly Standard.

 

Chloé Valdary

Chloé Valdary, a former Tikvah Fellow at the Wall Street Journal, is currently director of partnerships and outreach at Jerusalem U, an educational organization and film company.

 

Michael W. Schwartz

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

Frederick W. Kagan is the Christopher DeMuth scholar and director of the Critical Threats Project at the American Enterprise Institute.

 

Menachem Wecker

Menachem Wecker, a freelance journalist based in Washington DC, covers art, culture, religion, and education for a variety of publications.

 

Peter Wehner

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

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

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

Bari Weiss is an associate books editor at the Wall Street Journal.

 

Jack Wertheimer and Steven M. Cohen

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.

 

Jack Wertheimer

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.

 

Einat Wilf

Einat Wilf, a former Labor member of Knesset, is the author most recently of Telling Our Story and The War of Return (Hebrew, with Adi Schwartz).

 

David Wolpe

David Wolpe is rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles and the author of, among other books, Why be Jewish? and Why Faith Matters. He can be found on Twitter @RabbiWolpe.

 

Simon Wynberg

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

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

Yosef Yitzhak Lifshitz is an associate fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem.

 

Yedidia Z. Stern

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

Harry Zieve Cohen is a writer living in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Ghaith al-Omari

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.