Bari Weiss is the founder and editor of The Free Press and host of the podcast Honestly. From 2017 to 2020 Weiss was an opinion writer and editor at The New York Times. Before that, she was an op-ed and book review editor at The Wall Street Journal and a senior editor at Tablet Magazine.
Ambassador Michael Oren has devoted his life to serving Israel and the Jewish people around the world. As a Member of the Knesset and Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, he interacted with foreign leaders and defended Israel in the media. As Chairman of a classified subcommittee, he dealt with some of Israel’s most sensitive security issues. Prior to that, for nearly five years, Oren served as Israel's Ambassador to the United States.
A graduate of Princeton and Columbia, Dr. Oren holds four honorary doctorates and was awarded the Statesman of the Year Medal by the Washington Institute for Near East and the Dr. Martin Luther King Legacy Prize for International Service.
is a media personality and lecturer. Married to Yedidya, the mother of five. Lives in Jerusalem. Went on shlichut with her family 2019-2020, when she served as World Mizrachi's Shlicha to North America.
She is a mother of five and lives in Jerusalem. Her live weekly broadcast about Judaism, Zionism and the media attracts thousands of listeners throughout the world.
She works for Israel TV news, writes a column for Yediot Aharonot newspaper, and hosts a weekly radio show on Galei Zahal (Army Radio). Her lectures on the weekly Torah portion are attended by hundreds and the live broadcast attracts thousands more listeners throughout the world.
The author of twelve books, Dr. Daniel Gordis is Senior Vice President and Koret Distinguished Fellow at Shalem College.
Gordis’ history of Israel entitled Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn received the 2016 National Jewish Book Award as “Book of the Year.” Ambassador Dennis Ross, reflecting on the book, wrote, “When I am asked ‘Is there one book to read about Israel’ I now have an answer.”
Gordis’ writing has appeared in magazines and newspapers including the New York Times, The New Republic, the New York Times Magazine, Azure, Commentary, and Foreign Affairs, and his books have received numerous awards.
Few people living today have influenced as many people as has Dennis Prager. He has broadcast a national radio show for the last 25 years, written ten bestselling books, lectured on all six continents, and his Prager University has become the largest producer and distributor of non-liberal video content in the world. It has garnered over five billion views, mostly from young people, in 91 countries.
His books include Think a Second Time, 44 essays on 44 subjects, Happiness is a Serious Problem, Still the Best Hope: Why American Values Must Triumph, and The Ten Commandments: Still the Best Moral Code. In 2016, Simon and Schuster released a revised and updated 3rd edition of Why the Jews: The
Bret Stephens is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times and editor-in-chief of Sapir, a new Jewish quarterly published by the Maimonides Fund (Sapirjournal.org). He was previously foreign-affairs columnist for The Wall Street Journal and editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Post. His many awards and distinctions include the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, a 2019 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and three honorary doctorates. He was raised in Mexico City, educated at the University of Chicago and the London School of Economics.
Natan Sharansky is an Israeli political leader, human rights activist, and author who, as a refusenik in the Soviet Union during the 1970s and 1980s, spent nine years in Soviet prisons. Upon his Alyah to Israel, he became active in the integration of Soviet Jews. He served as Chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency from June 2009 to August 2018 and currently serves as the Chairman of the Institute of the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP).
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