An unprecedented, large-scale collection of timely and provocative essays from a wide range of Jewish thought leaders that aims to start a global conversation among Jews about their future as a people.
"...a mind-expanding look at how Judaism can survive and thrive in the 21st century." -Publishers Weekly
Imagine having the entire Jewish people over for dinner--and hosting a raucous, creative, riveting debate about their collective future. Jewish Priorities
offers, for the first time, a wide-ranging, ambitious, and genuinely "pan-Jewish" conversation. Encompassing more than sixty top authors from around the Jewish world--Israelis and Diaspora writers; younger influencers and veteran opinion leaders; rabbinic and communal leaders, journalists and scholars, and literary and cultural figures, ranging from secular to ultra-Orthodox--each contributor offers a different priority for the Jewish people. In the process, Jewish Priorities
captures the tremendous breadth, depth, and passionate commitment that has long defined this unique community in history.
These essays are all original and come from some of our greatest luminaries--thought leaders like Natan Sharansky, Dara Horn, Yossi Klein Halevi, Ruth Wisse, Shaul Magid, David Wolpe, Fania Oz-Salzberger, and many more. Their topics vary widely, from Zionism and antisemitism to education and philanthropy; from the Holocaust to Jewish intimacy; from the quest for God to the failure of Jewish institutions, to the best way to study the Torah in an age of viral videos. Jewish Priorities
offers an unprecedented snapshot of the cultural, political, and religious currents driving an entire generation of Jews--but also the deepest aspirations and dreams of this beautiful, unique people at a pivotal moment in our history.
About the Author
David Hazony is an award-winning editor, translator, and author. He is the former editor-in-chief of the journal Azure and was the founding editor of TheTower.org. His book The Ten Commandments (Scribner, 2010) was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. His translation of Uri Bar-Joseph's The Angel (HarperCollins, 2016) was a winner of the National Jewish Book Award. He has edited two previous anthologies: Essential Essays on Judaism by Eliezer Berkovits (Shalem, 2002), and, with Yoram Hazony and Michael B. Oren, New Essays on Zionism (Shalem, 2007). He has a PhD in Jewish Philosophy from the Hebrew University and lives in Jerusalem.