David Hazony is an American-born writer based in Jerusalem. His writings have appeared in the New Republic, Commentary, the Jewish Chronicle, the New York Sun, Policy Review, the Jerusalem Post, and many other publications. He blogs regularly at Contentions, the blog of Commentary magazine. From 2004 to 2007, Hazony served as editor in chief of Azure, the quarterly journal of Jewish public thought published by the Shalem Center. A doctoral student in Jewish philosophy at the Hebrew University, Hazony translated Emuna Elon’s novel If You Awaken Love, which was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in 2007.