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 the Joseph & Wolf Lebovic chair of Jewish studies at the University of Waterloo, Ontario and the author of Maimonides and the Shaping of the Jewish Canon. His new book, Jewish Philosophical Theology Unbound, is 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.

 

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. He is the author of, most recently, Tested by Zion: The Bush Administration and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 and he can be followed on Twitter @BerkowitzPeter.

 

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 forthcoming in June 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.

 

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).

 

Eric Brown

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

 

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 is an associate director of the Israel Project and senior editor of its magazine, The Tower.

 

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.

 

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 List Professor of Jewish Studies at Harvard and the author, most recently, of The Love of God: Divine Gift, Human Gratitude, and Mutual Faithfulness in Judaism (Princeton University Press).

 

Conor Daly

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

 

Michael Doran

Michael Doran, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, 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.

 

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.

 

Douglas Feith

Douglas Feith, director of the Center for National Security Strategies at the Hudson Institute, served as undersecretary for policy at the Department of Defense (2001-05) and is the author of War and Decision: Inside the Pentagon at the Dawn of the War on Terrorism and of numerous essays on international law and American foreign and defense policy.

 

Dore Feith

Dore Feith is a junior at Columbia University and president of Aryeh: Columbia Students Association for Israel, which sponsored the screening of Operation Wedding.

 

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.

 

Lewis Glinert

Lewis Glinert is professor of Hebrew studies at Dartmouth College, where he is also affiliated with the program in linguistics. His books include The Grammar of Modern Hebrew.

 

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 Nation Reborn, is forthcoming in October from Ecco/HarperCollins.

 

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.

 

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 is vice-president of the Herzl Institute in Jerusalem and head of its National Strategy Initiative.

 

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.

 

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 of, among other books, Gandhi and Churchill, Freedom’s Forge, and, most recently, Douglas MacArthur: American Warrior.

 

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.

 

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 four novels, of which the most recent is A Guide for the Perplexed (2013), and is at work on her fifth.

 

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).

 

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.

 

Vladimir Jabotinsky

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

 

Daniel Johnson

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

 

Dan Kagan-Kans

Dan Kagan-Kans is the managing editor of Mosaic.

 

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.

 

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 Ph.D. 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 is president of Shalem College in Jerusalem. His new book, The War on Error: Israel, Islam, and the Middle East, is forthcoming from Transaction in the fall.

 

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 senior research associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies in Israel.

 

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.

 

Wilfred M. McClay

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

 

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.

 

Seth M. Siegel

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

Menahem Milson

A native of Haifa, Menahem Milson is professor emeritus of Arabic studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, co-founder and academic adviser of the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), and author of the new online Arabic-Hebrew dictionary. His books include Najib Mahfuz: The Novelist-Philosopher of Cairo, a study of Egypt’s Nobel laureate in literature.

A former paratrooper and intelligence officer in the Israel Defense Forces with the rank of colonel, Milson served as adviser on Arab affairs to the Israeli military government in the West Bank and Gaza (1976-78) and was aide-de-camp to President Anwar Sadat of Egypt during the latter’s historic visit to Jerusalem in November 1977. In 1981-82, he headed the civil administration of Judea and Samaria.

 

Alan Mintz

Alan Mintz teaches Hebrew literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary and is the author of Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry and a forthcoming study of the late work of the novelist Shmuel Yosef Agnon.

 

Diana Muir Appelbaum

Diana Muir Appelbaum, a writer and historian, is at work on a book about nationhood and democracy.

 

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.

 

Jonathan Neumann

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

 

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.

 

John Podhoretz

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

 

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.

 

Daniel Polisar

Daniel Polisar, a political scientist, is the provost and executive vice-president of Shalem College in Jerusalem. His research has focused on democratization, Israel’s constitutional development, and the challenges of liberalization in the Palestinian Authority.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 Times of Israel‘s senior analyst.

 

Rick Richman

Rick Richman has written for Commentary, the Tower, and other publications, and is the author of the chapter on Louis D. Brandeis in the Mosaic book What America Owes the Jews, What Jews Owe America.

 

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 is the Tikvah postdoctoral fellow at the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University.

 

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.

 

Edward Rothstein

Edward Rothstein is critic at large for the Wall Street Journal. His previous essay in Mosaic, “The Problem with Jewish Museums,” appeared in February 2016. Follow him on Twitter @EdRothstein.

 

Peter Rough

Peter Rough, a research fellow at the Hudson Institute, is former director of research in the office of George W. Bush.

 

Alan Rubenstein

Alan Rubenstein is a director at the Tikvah Fund and teaches a great-books seminar called “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).

 

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.

 

Nathan Shields

Nathan Shields is a composer whose works have been performed by numerous vocalists and chamber-music groups. He earned his doctorate at the Juilliard School in New York, and teaches there and at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. He is the recipient of the 2014 Charles Ives fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

 

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.

 

Benjamin Sommer

Benjamin D. Sommer is professor of Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He is the author of The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel (Cambridge), which received awards from the American Academy of Religion and the Association for Jewish Studies, and of the forthcoming Revelation and Authority: Sinai in Jewish Scripture and Tradition (Anchor/Yale).

 

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.

 

Terry Teachout

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

 

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.

 

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 a lawyer, a former president of Congregation Or Zarua in New York City, and chairman of the Lawfare Project.

 

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 the editor and translator of Letters to America: Selected Poems of Reuven Ben-Yosef  (out now from Syracuse University Press). He is a frequent contributor to Mosaic and the Jewish Review of Books, and he also writes at the website Investigations and Fantasies.

 

 

Bari Weiss

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

 

Jack Wertheimer

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.

 

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.

 

Ruth Wisse

Ruth Wisse is a research professor in Yiddish and comparative literature at Harvard and a distinguished senior fellow at the Tikvah Fund. Her books include Jews and Power, The Modern Jewish Canon, and, most recently, No Joke: Making Jewish Humor (2013).

 

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 the artistic director of the ARC Ensemble.

 

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.

 

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.