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July 4, 2016
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.
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.
Rick Richman is the author of Racing Against History: The 1940 Campaign for a Jewish Army to Fight Hitler, forthcoming from Encounter Books in January 2018.
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.
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.