Yaacov Lozowick served as director of archives at Yad Vashem and chief archivist at the Israel State Archives. He now teaches at Bar-Ilan University.
Asael Abelman teaches in the History Department at Herzog College and is a lecturer in Jewish history at Shalem College. He is the author of a comprehensive history of the Jewish people, Toldot Ha-Yehudim, which was published by Dvir in Hebrew in 2019.
Hussein Aboubakr is an Egyptian American educator and a former political refugee. He works for EMET, the Endowment for Middle East Truth, and is an educator for StandWithUs. He is also a graduate student in international affairs at George Washington University.
Elliott Abrams is a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and is the chairman of the Tikvah Fund.
Bruce Abramson is a principal at B2 Strategic, senior fellow and director at ACEK Fund, founder of the American Restoration Institute and the author of “American Restoration: Winning America’s Second Civil War.”
Sohrab Ahmari is the op-ed editor of the New York Post and author of The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos.
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).
Mohammed Alyahya is the editor of the English edition of Al Arabiya and a commentator on Middle East affairs. He was formerly a fellow at the Gulf Research Center, and a non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council. His work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and a variety of other publications.
Yaakov Amidror is a senior researcher at the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, and a Distinguish Fellow of JINSA’s Gemunder Strategic Center, Washington DC. He served as national security advisor to the prime minister of Israel and the head of the National Security Council from 2011 to 2013.
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.
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?
Zohar Atkins is a fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute, a rabbi, and the founder of the Substack newsletter Etz Hasadeh.
Josiah Lee Auspitz, an independent scholar, lives and works in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Maoz Azaryahu is a professor of cultural geography and the director of the Herzl Institute for the Study of Zionism at the University of Haifa, Israel.
Tony Badran is a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Levant analyst at Tablet magazine.
Benjamin Balint teaches literature and philosophy at the Bard College humanities program in Jerusalem.
Jeff Ballabon is CEO of B2 Strategic, a government relations, crisis communications, and political campaign consultancy, and a founder of the American Restoration Institute.
Nir Barkat is an Israeli businessman and politician. He’s currently a member of Knesset from the Likud party, and was previously the mayor of Jerusalem from 2008-2018.
James Barnett is an independent researcher and writer focusing on political and security issues in Africa and the Middle East.
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).
David Bashevkin is the director of education for NCSY, the youth movement of the Orthodox Union, and an instructor at Yeshiva University, where he teaches courses on public policy, religious crisis, and rabbinic thought.
Yehoshua (Jason) Bedrick is director of policy at EdChoice. Previously, he was a policy analyst with the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom.
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.
Emily Benedek, the author of five books, has contributed to, among other publications, Newsweek, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Tablet, and Rolling Stone.
Tamara Berens, a former Krauthammer Fellow at Mosaic, is the director of young professional programming at the Tikvah Fund.
Peter Berkowitz is the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. In 2019 and 2020, he served as Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. State Department. His writings are posted at www.PeterBerkowitz.com.
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.
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.
Joshua Berman is professor of Bible at Bar-Ilan University and the author most recently of Ani Maamin: Biblical Criticism, Historical Truth, and the Thirteen Principles of Faith (Maggid).
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.
Jeffrey Bloom is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the co-editor of Strauss, Spinoza & Sinai: Orthodox Judaism and Modern Questions of Faith.
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).
Rabbi Daniel Bouskila is the director of the Sephardic Educational Center in Jerusalem and Los Angeles and the rabbi of the Westwood Village Synagogue.
Matthew Bowman is the Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate Studies and the author of The Mormon People: The Making of an American Faith.
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.
Jonathan Brent is executive director of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. He was previously the editorial director at Yale University Press, where he founded the “Annals of Communism Series.”
Alan Brill holds the chair for Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University and is the author of, among other books, Judaism and World Religions (2012) and Rabbi on the Ganges: A Jewish-Hindu Encounter (2019).
Rabbi Shlomo Brody, founding director of the Tikvah Overseas Students Institute, is an Orthodox rabbi, a columnist for The Jerusalem Post, and a postdoctoral fellow at Bar Ilan University Law School.
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.
Eric Brown is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute specializing in Middle East and Asian affairs.
Michael J. Broyde is a law professor at Emory University where he is the Berman projects director in its Center for the Study of Law and Religion. He is a rabbi and was the director of the Beth Din of America, and he has been involved in a variety of religious matters in the Hasidic community as a rabbinical court judge.
Ronna Burger is the Catherine & Henry J. Gaisman chair in the department of philosophy and Sizeler professor of Jewish studies at Tulane University. She has also taught in the Maimonides Scholars program of the Tikvah Fund.
Rama Burshtein is an Israeli filmmaker and the director of Fill the Void and The Wedding Plan.
Tara Isabella Burton is the author of Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World. A contributing editor at American Purpose and a columnist for Religion News Service, she holds a doctorate in theology from Trinity College, Oxford.
Christopher Caldwell, a contributing editor at the Claremont Review, is the author of Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West (2009).
Shalom Carmy teaches Bible and Jewish philosophy at Yeshiva University and is an affiliated scholar at the university’s Cardozo law school. He is also the editor emeritus of Tradition, a journal of Orthodox thought.
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).
Linda Chavez is a senior fellow at the Niskanen Center and the director of the Becoming American Initiative.
Victoria Coates is a senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy and a principal member of Vi et Arte Solutions, LLC. She also served as deputy national-security adviser for Middle Eastern and North African affairs in the Trump administration.
Ben Cohen, a New York-based writer, has contributed essays on anti-Semitism and related issues to Mosaic and other publications.
Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak is the Turkey analyst at Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security and the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University. He is the editor of Turkeyscope: Insights on Turkish Affairs.
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.
Eliot A. Cohen is dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and the author of, among other books, Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime.
Eric Cohen is CEO of Tikvah and the publisher of Mosaic. He is also one of the founders of Tikvah’s new Lobel Center for Jewish Classical Education.
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.
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).
Elliot Cosgrove is the rabbi of the Park Avenue Synagogue, a Conservative congregation, in Manhattan.
Tobias Cremer is a Junior Research Fellow in Religion and the Frontier Challenges at Pembroke College, University of Oxford.
Conor Daly, a linguist, comments regularly on Russian and Ukrainian affairs for Irish television and radio.
Rabbi David Brofsky has authored books on prayer, the Jewish festivals, and the laws of mourning. He is also a teacher and serves as the rabbinic liaison for Israel’s Giyur K’Halacha conversion courts.
Christopher DeMuth is a distinguished fellow at the Hudson Institute. He was president of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research from 1986 to 2008.
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 (2018).
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, 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.
Rod Dreher (@roddreher) is a senior writer at The American Conservative and author of the forthcoming Live Not By Lies (Sentinel, September 29).
Daniel L. Dreisbach is a professor at American University in Washington, D.C. His research interests include the intersection of religion, politics, and law in the American founding era. His most recent book is Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers (Oxford, 2017).
Sean Durns is a senior research analyst for the Boston-based Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis (CAMERA).
Gavin D’Costa is professor of Catholic theology at the University of Bristol (UK). He advises the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue in Vatican City. His latest book, Catholic Doctrines on the Jewish People after the Second Vatican Council, is forthcoming later this year from Oxford University Press.
Nicholas Eberstadt is a political economist and social scientist. He holds the Wendt Chair in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute, and he is a founding member of the U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea.
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.
Michael Eisenberg is an Israeli venture capitalist, a co-founder and General Partner of the Israeli venture capital fund Aleph, and the author of The Tree of Life and Prosperity: 21st Century Business Principles from the Book of Genesis.
Christine Emba is a columnist for The Washington Post writing about ideas and society
Seymour Epstein consults in Jewish education and community planning and was the director of Toronto’s Board of Jewish Education. He is the author of The Esther Scroll (2019).
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).
David Evanier is the author of Red Love, The One-Star Jew, The Great Kisser, Woody: The Biography, and seven other books. He is writing the biography of Morton Sobell.
David Feith served as U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Before that, he was an editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong..
Douglas J. Feith, a senior fellow at Hudson Institute, served as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from July 2001 to August 2005. He is writing a history of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
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.
Annie Fixler is a national-security professional who focuses on cyber threats, and she’s the Deputy Director of the Center on Cyber Technology and Innovation at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
Annie Fixler is the deputy director of the Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
Rabbi David Fohrman is the founder of Aleph Beta Academy and the author of The Beast that Crouches at the Door, a finalist for the 2007 National Jewish Book Award
Hillel Fradkin is a senior fellow of the Hudson Institute, director of its Center on Islam, Democracy, and the Future of the Muslim World, and co-editor of the journal Current Trends in Islamist Ideology. He is currently at work simultaneously on one book about the conflict between Sunni and Shiite Islam and another on the literary unity of the Pentateuch.
Reuven Frankenburg spent forty years in Israel’s Finance Ministry and is currently a fellow at the Kohelet Policy Forum.
Arnold E. Franklin is associate professor of history and director of the Center for Jewish Studies at Queens College in New York. He is the author of This Noble House: Jewish Descendants of King David in the Medieval Islamic East (2012) and co-editor of Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Medieval and Early Modern Times (2015).
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.
Tom L. Freudenheim is an art historian who has served as the director of several museums, as Assistant Secretary for museums at the Smithsonian Institutions, and as director of the museum program at the National Endowment for the Arts.
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 latest book is Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel (2019).
Nicholas M. Gallagher, a third-year student at the New York University School of Law, is a former staff writer at the American Interest, where he concentrated mainly on immigration issues.
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.
Ruth Gavison was the Haim H. Cohn professor emerita of human rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the founding president of the Metzilah Center.
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.
Robert P. George is McCormick professor of jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He is former chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
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.
Carl Gershman is a Senior Fellow at the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights and was the president of the National Endowment for Democracy from its founding in 1984 until 2021.
Mark Gerson is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and the co-founder of Gerson Lehrman Group, African Mission Healthcare, and United Hatzalah of Israel. He’s also the author of The Telling: How Judaism’s Essential Book Reveals the Meaning of Life, and the co-host of The Rabbi’s Husband podcast.
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, a Washington-based economist, blogs at uneasymoney.com. He is a great-grandson of Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Glasner.
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.
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.
Richard Goldberg is a senior advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He has served on Capitol Hill, on the U.S. National Security Council, as the chief of staff for Illinois’s governor, and as a Navy Reserve Intelligence Officer.
Devorah Goldman is a contributing editor at Mosaic and other publications and a visiting fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. She writes frequently on medicine.
Daniel Goldman is the chairman of Gesher, former co-chair of World Bnei Akiva, and managing partner at Goldrock Capital.
Samuel Goldman is an associate professor of political science and executive director of the Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom at the George Washington University.
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.
Daniel Gordis is the Koret Distinguished Fellow at Shalem College in Jerusalem and the author of the ongoing online column, Israel from the Inside.
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.
Simon Gordon, a former Tikvah Fellow, is a policy adviser at the embassy of Israel in London. The views expressed here are his own.
Alex Gordon is a professor of physics at Haifa University and the author of eight books and roughly 500 scholarly articles published in Russian, Hebrew, English, and German.
Michah Gottlieb is associate professor of Jewish thought and philosophy at New York University. His new book, The Jewish Reformation: Bible Translation and Middle-Class German Judaism as Spiritual Enterprise, is forthcoming from
Oxford University Press.
Born in Vilna in 1910, Chaim Grade was a novelist and poet, known for such works as The Yeshiva. He settled in the Bronx following World War II, where he lived until his death in 1982.
Derryck Green is a political commentator, writer, and member of Project 21, a network of black thinkers.
Yonatan Green is executive director of the Jerusalem-based Israel Law & Liberty Forum, a Tikvah Fund project.
Jay P. Greene is a senior research fellow in the Center for Education Policy at the Heritage Foundation.
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.
Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen served in the IDF for 42 years, commanding troops in battle on the Egyptian, Lebanese, and Syrian fronts. Today he directs many of the IDF’s war-simulation exercises.
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. His Lives of the Dead: Poems of Hanoch Levin earned a PEN Translates award and was released in 2019 by Arc Publications. He was ordained by Rabbi Daniel Landes and is completing a PhD on William Tyndale’s translation of Deuteronomy.
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). He served as chairman of the Public Advisory Committee for Examining Israel’s Approach regarding Worldwide Communities with Affinity to the Jewish People, appointed by Israel’s ministry of Diaspora affairs.
Yossi Klein Halevi is a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. He is author of the New York Times bestseller Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor, and Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist, which tells the story of his involvement in the Soviet Jewry movement.
Hillel Halkin’s books include Yehuda Halevi, Across the Sabbath River, Melisande: What are Dreams? (a novel), Jabotinsky: A Life (2014), and, most recently, After One-Hundred-and-Twenty (Princeton).
Yehuda Halper is author of Jewish Socratic Problems in an Age without Plato (Brill, 2021) and an associate professor in the department of Jewish philosophy at Bar Ilan University in Israel.
Warren Zev Harvey is professor emeritus of Jewish thought at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he has taught since 1977.
Haisam Hassanein was the 2016–17 Glazer Fellow at The Washington Institute, and is a policy analyst focusing on Israel relations with the Arab world.
David Hazony was editor-in-chief of Azure from 2004-2007. As of 2017 he is editor of The Tower.
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.
Ari Heistein is a non-resident fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Israel.
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.
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).
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.
Gertrude Himmelfarb (1922-2019) wrote extensively on intellectual and cultural history, with a focus on Victorian England. Her recent books include The Jewish Odyssey of George Eliot and The People of the Book: Philo-Semitism in England from Cromwell to Churchill.
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.
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.
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.
Ari Hoffman, a student at Stanford Law School, holds a Ph.D. in English literature from Harvard and writes widely on literature, politics, and culture. His first book, This Year in Jerusalem: The Israel Novel and Why it Matters, is forthcoming from SUNY Press.
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.
Brian Horowitz, the Sizeler Family professor at Tulane University, is the author of several books, including most recently Vladimir Jabotinsky’s Russian Years.
Ilana M. Horwitz is an assistant professor and Fields-Rayant Chair of Contemporary Jewish Life at Tulane University. She holds a PhD from Stanford University. Her research examines how life course patterns vary based on religious upbringing, class, gender, race and ethnicity.
Jacob Howland is McFarlin professor of philosophy (emeritus) at the University of Tulsa. His research focuses on ancient Greek philosophy, history, epic, and tragedy; the Hebrew Bible and the Talmud; Kierkegaard; and literary and philosophical responses to the Holocaust and Soviet totalitarianism.
Ed Husain is a visiting professor at Georgetown University where he will be teaching a summer course on Judaism, Islam, and Western Civilization.
Al Hyman studied architectural history and business management at Columbia and works in architecture and design.
Assaf Inbari is an essayist and a literary critic. He teaches at Kinneret College and Alma College in Tel Aviv.
Dr. Motti Inbari teaches at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and is the author of Messianic Religious Zionism Confronts Israeli Territorial Compromises (Cambridge University Press, 2012).
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, 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.
Vladimir Jabotinsky was born in Odessa in 1880 and died in upstate New York in 1940.
Daniel Johnson, the founding editor (2008-2018) of the British magazine Standpoint, is now the founding editor of TheArticle and a regular contributor to cultural and political publications in the UK and the U.S.
Dru Johnson is an associate professor of biblical and theological studies at The King’s College in New York City, director of the Center for Hebraic Thought, host of The Biblical Mind podcast, and author of the new book Biblical Philosophy: A Hebraic Approach to the Old and New Testaments.
Peter Kagan is the pen name of a writer with a longstanding interest in Israeli constitutional law.
Frederick W. Kagan is the Christopher DeMuth scholar and director of the Critical Threats Project at the American Enterprise Institute.
Daniel Kane is associate director of curricular projects and a Krauthammer Fellow at the Tikvah Fund. He was formerly an assistant editor at National Affairs.
Lawrence J. Kaplan is professor of rabbinics and Jewish philosophy at McGill University, and, among other publications, is the co-editor of The Thought of Moses Maimonides.
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.
Leon R. Kass is dean of the faculty at Shalem College, professor emeritus in the College and the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago and scholar emeritus at the American Enterprise Institute. A physician, scientist, educator, and public intellectual, he served from 2001-2005 as chairman of the President’s Council on Bioethics.
Oren Kessler is a Tel Aviv-based journalist. He was previously deputy director for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and is currently writing a book about the 1936-39 Palestinian revolt.
Shay Khatiri is a foreign-policy writer for the Bulwark and has a Substack newsletter, The Russia-Iran File, where he examines the domestic politics and foreign policies of Russia and Iran. Born and raised in Iran, he studied at the John Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies and is currently seeking political asylum in the United States.
Robert King is a retired professor of linguistics and Jewish studies at the University of Texas with a special interest in Yiddish. His book Goodbye Chomsky, and Other Essays on Language was published in 2021.
James Kirchick is the assistant editor of The New Republic and a Phillips Foundation journalism fellow.
Adam Kirsch, a poet and literary critic, is the author of, among other books, Benjamin Disraeli and The People and The Books: Eighteen Classics of Jewish Literature.
Harvey Klehr is the Andrew W. Mellon professor of politics and history, emeritus, at Emory University. He has written many books on espionage in the United States and the history of the American Communist party.
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 George Mason University Antonin Scalia School of Law, director of its Center for International Law in the Middle East, and a scholar at the Kohelet Policy Forum in Jerusalem.
Michael Koplow is the policy director of the Israel Policy Forum and an analyst of Middle Eastern politics.
Moshe Koppel is a member of the department of computer science at Bar-Ilan University and chairman of the Kohelet Policy Forum in Jerusalem. His book, Judaism Straight Up: Why Real Religion Endures, has just been released by Maggid Books.
Andrew N. Koss, a senior editor of Mosaic, is writing a book about the Jews of Vilna during World War I.
Martin Kramer is a historian at Tel Aviv University and the Walter P. Stern fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He served as founding president at Shalem College in Jerusalem.
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.
Peter Kreeft is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and the author of Three Philosophies of Life: Ecclesiastes: Life as Vanity, Job: Life as Suffering, Song of Songs: Life as Love.
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.
Rabbi Dr. Ari Lamm is chief executive of Bnai Zion and the founder of the Joshua Network and host of its Good Faith Effort podcast.
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.
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.
Liel Leibovitz, a journalist, media critic, and video-game scholar, is a senior writer for the online magazine Tablet.
Yechiel Leiter is director of the international department of the Shiloh Policy Forum. He has served as deputy director-general of Israel’s Ministry of Education and as chief of staff to Israel’s minister of finance.
Eran Lerman is vice-president of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies and teaches Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at Shalem College.
Dov Lerner is the rabbi of the Young Israel synagogue of Jamaica Estates in New York City, a resident scholar at Yeshiva University’s Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought, and a doctoral candidate at the divinity school of the University of Chicago.
Jon D. Levenson is the Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies at Harvard University and the author of Inheriting Abraham: The Legacy of the Patriarch in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Library of Jewish Ideas; Princeton University Press).
Besides his translations of books by Sholem Aleichem, Chaim Grade, and Isaac Bashevis Singer, Curt Leviant’s own critically acclaimed novels have been translated into nine European languages and into Hebrew. His most recent novels are King of Yiddish, Kafka’s Son, and Katz or Cats; or How Jesus Became My Rival in Love.
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.
Matthew Levitt directs the Jeanette and Eli Reinhard program on counterterrorism and intelligence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he is also the Fromer-Wexler senior fellow. A former U.S. intelligence official, Levitt is the author of Hizballah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party of God.
Lewis Libby is senior vice president of the Hudson Institute and guides its program on national security and defense issues.
Joseph Lieberman, United States Senator from Connecticut 1989-2013, and Democratic candidate for Vice President in 2000, is senior counsel at Kasowitz, Benson & Torres and chairman of United Against Nuclear Iran.
Yosef Yitzhak Lifshitz is an associate fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem.
Ian Lindquist is a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and executive director of the Public Interest Fellowship.
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.
Joshua E. London is director of government affairs at JINSA and writes often about kosher wines and spirits.
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).
Yaacov Lozowick served as director of archives at Yad Vashem and chief archivist at the Israel State Archives. He now teaches at Bar-Ilan University.
Aaron MacLean is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and the host of “School of War” on Nebulous Podcasts. He served on active duty as a U.S. Marine for seven years, and deployed to Afghanistan as an infantry officer in 2009–2010.
Kevin Madigan is the Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the Harvard Divinity School.
Ze’ev Maghen is chair of the department of Middle East studies at Bar-Ilan University. His latest book on the Middle East, Reading the Ayatollahs: The Worldview of Iran’s Religio-Political Elite, is nearing completion. He is also the author of John Lennon and the Jews: A Philosophical Rampage.
Anael Malet is a PhD student at Bar Ilan University and a Krauthammer fellow at the Tikvah Fund.
Ricky Maman is an economic columnist at Makor Rishon and a research fellow at Kohelet Policy Forum.
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).
Pierre Manent is the author of more than ten books and dozens of essays on political philosophy, and public affairs in Europe. From 1992 until his retirement in 2015, Manent was director of studies of the Centre d’études sociologiques et politiques at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris.
Kenneth Marcus is an American attorney, academic, and government official. He is the founder and chairman of the Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, and he’s the former assistant secretary for civil rights in the Department of Education.
Dovid Margolin is a senior editor at Chabad.org, where he writes on Jewish life around the world, with a particular interest in Russian Jewish history.
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.
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).
Antonio Garcia Martinez is an author and tech entrepreneur who writes at the blog The Pull Request.
Richard McBee is an artist and writer whose paintings on Jewish themes have been widely exhibited. He is a founding member of the Jewish Art Salon in New York.
Wilfred M. McClay is professor of history at Hillsdale College and author of Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story (Encounter, 2019).
Gerald McDermott is retired from the Anglican Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School.
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).
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).
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.
William F.S. Miles is a professor of political science at Northeastern University in Boston and the author of two National Jewish Book Award finalists, Zion in the Desert and Jews of Nigeria.
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 adjunct fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a research fellow at the Institute for Liberty and Responsibility at Reichman University.
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).
Gary Saul Morson is the Lawrence B. Dumas professor of the arts and humanities at Northwestern University and the author of, among other books, Anna Karenina in Our Time (Yale).
John Moscowitz is rabbi emeritus at Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto, and the author of Evolution of an Unorthodox Rabbi (Dundurn Press, October 2015).
Joshua Muravchik is the author most recently of Heaven on Earth: The Rise, Fall, and Afterlife of Socialism (Encounter).
Douglas Murray is an associate editor at the Spectator and author of, most recently, The War on the West.
Emmanuel Navon teaches international relations at Tel Aviv University. He is also a senior fellow at the Kohelet Policy Forum and the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security. His latest book is The Star and the Scepter: A Diplomatic History of Israel.
Benjamin Netanyahu is the Knesset’s leader of the opposition. He served as the prime minister of Israel from 1996 to 1999, and from 2009 to 2021
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.
Batsheva Neuer is a writer and teacher of Jewish thought living in New York City. Her work has appeared in publications including the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.
Jonathan Neumann, a 2011-2012 Tikvah Fellow, lives in London and writes on politics and religion.
Robert W. Nicholson is the president of the Philos Project. A former Marine and Tikvah fellow, his writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Providence, Mosaic, and elsewhere.
David Novak, an ordained rabbi, is professor of religion and philosophy at the University of Toronto and the author of, among other books, Covenantal Rights: A Study in Jewish Political Theory, Zionism and Judaism: A New Theory, and, most recently, Athens and Jerusalem: God, Humans, and Nature.
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, 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, formerly Israel’s ambassador to the United States, a member of the Knesset, and a deputy minister for diplomacy, is the author of the forthcoming Swann’s War.
Assaf Orion is a retired Israeli brigadier general and the head of the Diane and Guilford Glazer Foundation’s Israel-China Policy Center at Israel’s Institute for National Security Studies. He writes on Israel’s relations with China, its regional strategy, and more.
Eric Ormsby is the author of, among other books, Theodicy in Islamic Thought, Moses Maimonides and His Time, and seven volumes of poetry.
Alexander Orwin is assistant professor of political science at Louisiana State University. He is currently working on a wide-ranging project examining the use of Plato’s Republic in Islamic philosophy.
Cynthia Ozick is an American writer whose essays, short stories, and novels have won countless awards. Her latest novel, Antiquities, was published in 2021.
Derek J. Penslar is the William Lee Frost professor of Jewish history at Harvard University. His books include Zionism and Technocracy, In Search of Jewish Community, and, most recently Theodor Herzl: The Charismatic Leader.
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.
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.
Avi Picard is Schusterman Visiting Professor of Israel Studies at Rutgers University, Newark. His specialty is ethnic relations in Israel.
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.
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 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.
Michael Pregent, a retired intelligence officer, is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute 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.
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.
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.
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.
Rick Richman is a resident scholar at American Jewish University. In February 2023, Encounter will publish his next book, And None Shall Make Them Afraid: Eight Stories of the Modern State of Israel.
Mark Rienzi is the president and CEO of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and a professor of law at the Catholic University of America. The views presented are his own.
Rabbi Mitchell Rocklin is the academic director and dean of Tikvah’s new Lobel Center for Jewish Classical Education. He is also director of the Jewish classical education concentration track at the University of Dallas.
Neil Rogachevsky teaches at the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University and is the author of Israel’s Declaration of Independence: The History and Political Theory of the Nation’s Founding Moment, published in 2023 by Cambridge University Press.
Christine Rosen is a senior writer at Commentary, and the author of Preaching Eugenics (Oxford) and My Fundamentalist Education (Public Affairs).
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.
Simcha Rothman is a Member of Knesset with the Religious Zionism party and the founder and legal adviser of The Movement for Governability and Democracy in Israel (Meshilut).
Edward Rothstein is Critic at Large at the Wall Street Journal. His essays in Mosaic include “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.
Jeremy Rozansky is a lawyer in Portland, Oregon. He recently completed a clerkship with Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The views expressed here are wholly his own.
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.
Igor Sabino, a Brazilian native, is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the Federal University of Pernambuco, where his research focuses on religion and international relations.
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks is a British Orthodox rabbi, philosopher, theologian, author and politician. He served as the chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from 1991 to 2013.
Assaf Sagiv was the editor-in-chief of Azure, the Shalem Center’s quarterly journal of Israeli affairs and Jewish thought.
Chaim Saiman is the chair in Jewish law at the Charles Widger School of Law at Villanova University and the author of Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law (Princeton 2018).
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 is associate professor of history at California State University, San Bernardino and a fellow of the Claremont Institute.
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).
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.
Jonathan Schachter is a senior fellow with Hudson Institute’s Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East. He specializes in international security, strategy and diplomacy.
Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter is University Professor of Jewish History and Jewish Thought and senior scholar at the Center for the Jewish Future at Yeshiva University. He has published numerous books, articles, and reviews in English and Hebrew, and he is the founding editor of the journal Torah u-Madda.
Jonathan Schanzer, a former terrorism finance analyst at the United States Department of the Treasury, is senior vice president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He is author of the new book Gaza Conflict 2021: Hamas, Israel and Eleven Days of War (FDD Press). Follow him on Twitter @JSchanzer.
Gabriel Schoenfeld, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, is the author of, among other books, The Return of Anti-Semitism (2004).
Michael W. Schwartz is of counsel to Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and a former president of Congregation Or Zarua in New York City.
Dovid Schwartz teaches the great books at Heichal Hatorah Yeshiva High School in New Jersey.
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.
Vance Serchuk is the executive director of the KKR Global Institute and an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security.
Yossi Shain, a member of Israel’s Knesset, is Romulo Betancourt professor of political science at Tel Aviv University and founding director of the Center for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University.
Anita Shapira is professor emerita of Jewish history at Tel Aviv University and the former head of its Weizmann Institute for the Study of Zionism and Israel.
Natan Sharansky was a political prisoner in the Soviet Union and a minister in four Israeli governments. 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.
Scott Shay is the co-founder and chairman of Signature Bank and the author of several books, including Conspiracy U (2021).
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.
Maxim D. Shrayer is a professor at Boston College and the author, most recently, of the collection Of Politics and Pandemics. His new memoir, Immigrant Baggage, is forthcoming in March 2023.
Seth M. Siegel, an entrepreneur, writer, and lawyer in New York, is the chief sustainability officer of the Israeli micro-irrigation company, N-Drip.
Jonathan Silver is the editor of Mosaic, the senior director of Tikvah Ideas, the co-chair of the Jewish Leadership Conference, and the host of the Tikvah Podcast, on which he has hosted hundreds of writers, rabbis, educators, military officers, artists, and political figures, including members of Israel’s Knesset, the American Senate, and the prime minister of Israel.
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 Slate is a graduate student at Stanford University pursuing a JD/PhD joint degree, focusing on the historical influence and continuing relevance of the Hebrew Bible’s ideas on law, society, and politics.
Steven B. Smith, professor of political science at Yale University, is the author of Spinoza, Liberalism, and Jewish Identity, Reading Leo Strauss, and, most recently, Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Saul Bellow.
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.
Abraham Socher is the current and founding editor of the Jewish Review of Books, and professor emeritus at Oberlin College.
Meir Soloveichik is the rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel and the director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University. His new website, containing all of his media appearances, podcasts, and writing, can be found at meirsoloveichik.com.
Mark Somerstein is a therapist and clinical social worker in private practice in New York.
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).
Yoav Sorek is the editor-in-chief of Hashiloach, a Hebrew-language quarterly journal, and the former editor of the Shabbat Musaf section in Makor Rishon.
Jared Sorhaindo is a New York-based writer. He holds an MA in international relations and international economics from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Eli Spitzer is a Mosaic columnist and the headmaster of a hasidic boys’ school in London. He blogs and hosts a podcast at elispitzer.com.
Eli Steinberg lives in New Jersey with his wife and five children, and has written on politics and Jewish issues for a variety of outlets. He tweets @HaMeturgeman.
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.
David Stern, the Harry Starr professor of classical and modern Jewish and Hebrew literature and professor of comparative literature at Harvard, is the author of, among other works, The Anthology in Jewish Literature (2004), Jewish Literary Cultures: The Ancient Period (2015), and The Jewish Bible: A Material History (2017).
Benjamin Storey is the Jane Gage Hipp professor of politics and international affairs at Furman University, the director of its Tocqueville Program, and co-author of Why We Are Restless: On the Modern Quest for Contentment.
Jenna Silber Storey is assistant professor of politics and international affairs at Furman University, the executive director of its Tocqueville program, and co-author of Why We Are Restless: On the Modern Quest for Contentment.
Gil Student is an Orthodox rabbi, the editor of TorahMusings.com, and the book editor of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Action magazine.
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.
Ray Takeyh is Hasib J. Sabbagh senior fellow for Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. His areas of specialization are Iran, political reform in the Middle East, and Islamist movements and parties.
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.
Noga Tarnopolsky has two decades of experience as a journalist focusing on Israel, the Middle East, and Latin America.
Gadi Taub is a historian, novelist, political commentator, and screenwriter. He is a senior lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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.
Jonathan S. Tobin is editor-in-chief of JNS.org and a columnist for the New York Post, National Review and Haaretz. Follow him on Twitter at: @jonathans_tobin.
David Toledano is a French high school history and geography teacher. He is involved in national associations for quality education, the defense of human rights and fundamental freedoms and the fight against anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.
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. In 2001, he served as the first director of the Office of Faith-Based Initiatives at the Department of Labor. His latest book is Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump.
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.
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.
Meena Viswanath is an engineer, a Yiddish expert, and one of the developers of the Yiddish course on the language-learning app Duolingo.
Andrew T. Walker is an associate professor of Christian ethics and associate dean at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky.
One of America’s foremost political thinkers, Michael Walzer has written about a wide variety of topics in political theory and moral philosophy. His books include Just and Unjust Wars (1977) and Spheres of Justice (1983).
Mike Watson is associate director of Hudson Institute’s Center for the Future of Liberal Society.
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 at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, where he holds the William E. Simon chair in Catholic studies. His To Sanctify the World: The Vital Legacy of Vatican II was published in October, 2022.
David M. Weinberg is a writer and lobbyist on defense, diplomatic, and Jewish affairs, and a former senior advisor to the Tikvah Fund in Israel. He also is a widely published kosher wine enthusiast.
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 the author of How to Fight Anti-Semitism. She is a former opinion editor and writer at the New York Times.
Avi Weiss is founding rabbi of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in New York City and founder of the rabbinical schools Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and Yeshivat Maharat. His most recent book is Journey to Open Orthodoxy.
Jack Wertheimer is professor of American Jewish history at the Jewish Theological Seminary. His latest book, The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice their Religion Today, has been issued recently as a paperback.
Adam J. White is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and co-director of George Mason University’s C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State. In 2021, he served on the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States.
Einat Wilf, a former Labor member of Israel’s Knesset, is the author of Telling Our Story and The War of Return (with Adi Schwartz).
Paul Wilford is assistant professor of political science at Boston College, where he specializes in German idealism and the philosophy of history.
Ruth R. Wisse is a Mosaic columnist, professor emerita of Yiddish and comparative literatures at Harvard and a distinguished senior fellow at the Tikvah Fund. Her memoir Free as a Jew: a Personal Memoir of National Self-Liberation, chapters of which appeared in Mosaic in somewhat different form, is out from Wicked Son Press.
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).
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.
Avi Woolf is an editor and translator residing in Israel. His Twitter handle is @AviWoolf.
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 served as Israel’s chief of defense intelligence and then, from 2011-2021, as executive director of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel Aviv.
Rabbi Shlomo Zuckier is a Research Fellow at Notre Dame’s Center for Philosophy of Religion. A founder of The Lehrhaus, he recently completed a PhD in Judaic studies at Yale University.
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.
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.
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