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Writings on Judaism, Israel, and our common destiny by David Hazony

October 7 and Its Aftermath

"Some Ideas are Worth Destroying," in Jewish Journal, November 30, 2023.

"Jews Should Celebrate Their Heroes and Warriors—They're Going to Need Them," in New York Post, November 17, 2023.

"The War Against the Jews," in Sapir Journal, October-November 2023.

"After Oct. 7, Some Jews Are Rethinking Everything," in Jewish News of Northern California, November 1, 2023.

"The Horror of Hamas and Why We Israelis Will Finally Defeat It," in New York Post, October 8, 2023.


On Israel and the Middle East

"Oslo, Judicial Reform: Crises that Shook Israel," in Jerusalem Post Magazine, September 22, 2023.

"Israel at 75: The Rebirth of Israel?" in Jewish Journal, April 20, 2023.

"Aliyah of the Mind," in The Jerusalem Post, September 3, 2019.

"Why Trump is Good for Israel," in Jewish Journal, October 17, 2018.

"The Complexity of Israeli Reality," in Jewish Journal, August 30, 2018.

"Everything You've Heard about Israel's Nation-State Bill Is Wrong," Forward, July 23, 2018.

"Zionism and the Changing Global Structure," in The Jerusalem Post, December 12, 2017.

"Shimon Peres was the Most Romantic Zionist Dreamer Since Theodor Herzl," in Forward, September 28, 2016.

"One-Year-Old Iran Deal Came With a Hefty Price Tag — in Human Lives," in Forward, July 24, 2016.

"The Mind of the President," in The Tower Magazine, June 2016.

"How Israel Is Solving the Global Water Crisis," in The Tower Magazine, October 2015.

"4 Dramas Exposed by the Forward's Interview with the President—Real and Fake," in Forward, September 1, 2015

"The Antisemitism We Never Talk About," in The Tower Magazine, February 2015.

"The Woman Who Makes Jihadis Squirm," in The Tower Magazine, February 2014.

"The Only Country Left Standing," in The Tower Magazine, April 2013.

"New Israel Elections Are Around the Corner," in Moment, January/February, 2012.

"A Tale of Two Brothers: Why American Jews Should Not Be Embarrassed by Israel," in The Forward, May 2, 2011.

"Giving Israel the Cold Shoulder" in The Forward, March 17, 2010.

"Virtually Normal" in The New Republic, June 11, 2008.

"The Next Cold War" in Azure, Spring 2007.

"The Year of Ruling Dangerously," in Azure, Winter 2001.

"What Do You Mean, 'He's Innocent'?" in Azure, Autumn 1999.


On Judaism and Jewish Peoplehood

"Israeli Identity and the Future of American Jewry," in The Tower Magazine, June-July 2017.

"American Jews Should Own Their Success!" in The Forward, October 22, 2013.

"Memo to American Jews: Learn Hebrew," in The Forward, April 9, 2012.

"Revolution in Jewish Life Called Limmud," in The Forward, January 24, 2012.

"A Dissenting Opinion on Aba-Gate," in The Forward, December 2, 2011.

"The Death of Peoplehood," in The Forward, July 27, 2011.

"Are the Ten Commandments Still Relevant?" at, December 14, 2010.

"Welcome to Fire Extinguisher Judaism," in Moment, May-June 2010.

"The Downfall of the New Atheists," in the Jewish Chronicle, 2007. (pdf)

"Why Judaism Has Laws" in Azure 26, Autumn 2006 

"Plowshares into Swords: The Lost Biblical Ideal of Peace" in Azure 3, Winter 1998

On Eliezer Berkovits

"The Man Who Saved God from the Holocaust," in Shofar, Summer 2013.

"Eliezer Berkovits, Theologian of Zionism," in Azure, Spring 2004.

"Eliezer Berkovits and the Revival of Jewish Moral Thought," in Azure, Summer 2001.

"Human Responsibility in the Thought of Eliezer Berkovits," unpublished Ph.D. dissertation. (pdf)

On Biblical Archaeology & Origins

"It Doesn't Matter Who Wrote the Bible​,", April 1, 2011.

"Putting Our People's Past on the Negotiating Table" in The Forward, January 20, 2010.

"Facts Underground" in Azure 22, Autumn 2005. 

"Digging Up the Bible" in The Forward, August 13, 2004.

"Memory in Ruins" in Azure 16, Winter 2004. 


The Invention of the Land of Israel by Shlomo Sand, reviewed in Moment, November-December 2012.

Spiritual Radical: Abraham Joshua Heschel in America by Edward K. Kaplan, reviewed in Commentary, February 2008.
Shimon Peres by Michael Bar-Zohar, reviewed in the New York Sun, March 28, 2007.

The Fight for Jerusalem by Dore Gold, reviewed in the New York Sun, March 7, 2007.

The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman, reviewed in Policy Review, August-September 2005. 

Abraham's Promise by Michael Wyschogrod, reviewed in Commentary, January 2005.

The Passion of the Christ film by Mel Gibson, reviewed in Azure, Autumn 2004.

The Science of God by Gerald L. Schroeder, reviewed in Azure, Winter 1999.


Columns and Blog Posts

To see all my blog posts at Contentions, the weblog of Commentary Magazine, click here.

To see my columns at the Forward, click here.


Azure Essays

For a full list of the essays I published in Azure, click here

Weekly Torah Readings

In the early 2010s I wrote a column for (almost) all the weekly Torah readings, published at Jewish Ideas Daily. Take a look.



Emuna Elon, "If You Awaken Love," (Toby, 2007). Finalist for 2007 National Jewish Book Award.

Uri Bar-Joseph, "The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel" (Harper, 2016). Winner of the National Jewish Book Award


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