David Hazony (born 1969) is an American-born Israeli writer, translator, and editor. He was the founding editor of The Tower Magazine from 2013 to 2017,[1] and is currently executive director of the Israel Innovation Fund.[2]

Hazony has written for the New Republic,[3] CNN.com,[4] The Forward,[5] Commentary,[6] Moment,[7] the Jerusalem Post, the Jewish Chronicle, the New York Sun, and Jewish Ideas Daily.[8] 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.[9] He has appeared on CNN,[10] MSNBC,[11] and Fox News.[12]

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 published a series of essays about the growing distance between American Jews and Israelis.

Hazony is an expert on the Jewish philosopher Eliezer Berkovits.[citation needed]


  • 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.


  1. ^ "Magazine". TheTower.org. Retrieved November 25, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Our Team". www.TIIFund.org. Retrieved November 25, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Virtually Normal", The New Republic, June 11, 2008
  4. ^ "My Take: Are the Ten Commandments still relevant?". CNN.com. Retrieved November 25, 2017. 
  5. ^ "David Hazony". Forward.com. Retrieved November 25, 2017. 
  6. ^ David Hazony's posts on Contentions, the weblog of Commentary Magazine.
  7. ^ ""Welcome to Fire-Extinguisher Judaism," Moment, May/June 2010". MomentMag.com. Retrieved November 25, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Jewish Ideas Daily » Authors » David Hazony". www.JewishIdeasDaily.com. Retrieved November 25, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Azure - Ideas for the Jewish Nation". www.Azure.org.il. Retrieved November 25, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Was Netanyahu's speech a success? - CNN Video". CNN.com. Retrieved November 25, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Looking at the politics behind Netanyahu's speech". MSNBC.com. Retrieved November 25, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Setback in Mid-East Peace Talks". Fox News. May 3, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 2017. 

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