David Hazony

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David Hazony (born 1969) is an American-born Israeli writer, translator, and editor. He is editor of The Tower Magazine,[1] and a senior member of The Israel Project.

Hazony has written for the New Republic,[2] CNN.com,[3] The Forward,[4] Commentary,[5] Moment,[6] the Jerusalem Post, the Jewish Chronicle, the New York Sun, and Jewish Ideas Daily.[7] He is a regular contributor to Contentions, the weblog of Commentary Magazine. Until 2007, he was a fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem, founded by his older brother Yoram Hazony. In 2004-2007, he served as editor in chief of Azure, its quarterly. He has appeared on CNN,[8] MSNBC,[9] and Fox News.[10]

Hazony has studied at Columbia University, received a B.A. and M.A. from Yeshiva University, and completed his Ph.D. at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a Contributing Editor at The Forward, where he has recently published a controversial series of essays about the growing distance between American Jews and Israelis.

Hazony is an expert on the Jewish philosopher Eliezer Berkovits.


  • Author of The Ten Commandments: How Our Most Ancient Moral Text Can Renew Modern Life (Scribner, September 2010), a finalist for the 2010 National Jewish Book Award.
  • Edited Eliezer Berkovits, Essential Essays on Judaism (Shalem Press, 2002); Eliezer Berkovits, God, Man, and History (Shalem Press, 2004); and (together with Michael B. Oren and Yoram Hazony, eds.), New Essays on Zionism (Shalem Press, 2007).
  • Translated Emuna Elon's novel, If You Awaken Love (Toby, 2007), a finalist for the 2007 National Jewish Book Award.
  • Translated Uri Bar-Joseph, "The Angel" (HarperCollins, 2016), winner of the 2017 National Jewish Book Award.


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