The editors of Mosaic—in partnership with the Tikvah Fund and the Paul E. Singer Foundation—are greatly pleased to announce the selection of two outstanding young writers as the first Krauthammer Fellows.
The fellowship, generously endowed in the name of the late Charles Krauthammer, is dedicated to finding, nurturing, and supporting select members of the next generation of gifted thinkers in the realm of Jewish ideas, thereby honoring the legacy of this preeminent public intellectual and staunch defender of Israel and the Jewish people.
This year’s inaugural competition for the Krauthammer Fellowship was open to anyone under the age of twenty-seven who expected to have a BA degree by May 2019. We received an impressive number of applications from qualified candidates from all over the United States as well as the UK and Israel, and conducted in-depth interviews with many of them.
Please meet the two winners. Tamara Berens is completing her final year at Kings College, London, where she is earning a BA in war studies. Michal Leibowitz will be graduating from Stanford with a BA in philosophy and religious studies and an MA in religious studies. Both have proved themselves as emerging writers of exceptional talent, range, maturity, and promise.
At Mosaic, where they will begin their two-year fellowship this summer, the fellows will work closely with the senior editorial staff in researching, writing, and editing in-depth essays and shorter pieces on a variety of subjects and themes related to the Jews, Judaism, and the Jewish state.
We’re thrilled to welcome Tamara Berens and Michal Leibowitz to Mosaic.