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Arthur Willner is a trial and appellate attorney in Los Angeles handling campus First Amendment and due process cases.
Avi Goldwasser is a social activist and film producer. He is a co-founder of The David Project, which was established to support Jewish students on campus. He has served on the Board of Directors of several Jewish organizations including the American Jewish Committee in Boston and the Boston JCRC (Jewish Community Relations Council). Goldwasser has produced several films, including the award-winning documentary
The Forgotten Refugees
; and several campus-related films including
Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus
Benjamin Kerstein is a columnist and the Israel Correspondent for The Algemeiner. His website can be viewed
books purchased at Amazon.com
Beryl Wajsman is editor-in-chief of The Suburban Newspaper Group and founder and president of the Institute for Public Affairs of Montreal, a national advocacy organization. For four years he was the host of the critically acclaimed “Last Angry Man” newsmagazine on Corus Radio. Mr. Wajsman is a recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award for the promotion of human dignity, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for Community Service, and a Parliamentary Certificate of Recognition for contributions to Canadian democracy.
Bob Zeidman is the creator of the field of software forensics and the founder of several successful high-tech Silicon Valley firms including
Software Analysis and Forensic Engineering
. His latest venture is
Good Beat Poker
, a new way to play and watch poker online. He is the author of textbooks on engineering and intellectual property as well as screenplays and novels. His latest novel is the political satire
, a modern sequel to George Orwell’s classic Animal Farm.
Carrie Lukas is the President of the Independent Women’s Forum. She is actively challenging the woke indoctrination in Fairfax County schools.
Charles Jacobs has over four decades founded, co-founded, and led several Jewish and human rights organizations, including the American Anti-Slavery Group, the David Project, Americans For Peace and Tolerance, and the Boston branch of CAMERA. In 2000 he received Boston’s Freedom Award from Coretta Scott King for his work in helping liberate thousands of black slaves in Sudan. In 2007 he was named by The Forward as one of America’s top 50 Jewish leaders. Today, Charles and Avi Goldwasser lead the Jewish Leadership Project
Chrishawn Floyd has been a teacher/teaching artist in the public, public charter, and private schools of Virginia, Washington, D.C., Texas, and Florida.
Daniel Swindell is a Zionist. He has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Missouri. He lived in Israel for two years and studied at Aish Hatorah Yeshiva.
Dexter Van Zile
Dexter Van Zile is Managing Editor of the Middle East Forum’s Focus on Western Islamism. Previously, Van Zile worked at the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis, where he played a major role in countering misinformation broadcast into Christian churches by Palestinian Christians and refuting anti-Semitic propaganda broadcast by white nationalists and their allies in the U.S. His articles have appeared in The Jerusalem Post, The Boston Globe, Jewish Political Studies Review, The Algemeiner, and The Jewish News Syndicate. He has authored numerous academic studies and book chapters about Christian anti-Zionism.
Dmitri Shufutinsky is a graduate of Arcadia University's master’s program in International Peace & Conflict Resolution. He made aliyah to Kibbutz Erez through Garin Tzabar in 2019. Dmitri is an ardent Zionist and a supporter of indigenous rights, autonomy, solidarity, and sovereignty. He currently lives in Hadera, and is a veteran of the IDF.
Dr. Amy Rosenthal + Josh Ravitch
Dr. Amy Rosenthal and Josh Ravitch are co-founders of the North Carolina Coalition for Israel.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dumisani Washington is founder and board president of the Institute for Black Solidarity with Israel.
Eric L. Bolves
Eric L. Bolves is an attorney at law and the managing real estate broker with Engel & Voelkers Orlando, Florida. His practice areas include Elder Law, Bankruptcy and Disability. He is frequently appointed by Judges as an Attorney Adlitem in foreclosure cases to represent the interests of heirs and members of the military.
Etya Vasserman Krichmar
Etya Vasserman Krichmar was born in 1954 in Kazakhstan, one of the republics of the former Soviet Union. In 1977, claiming religious discrimination, her spouse, a two-year-old daughter, applied for immigration to the U.S. and were accepted. Now a mother to two children and grandmother of three, Etya is retired and lives in Port Saint Lucie, Florida, with her husband and two miniature dachshunds. She had written and published opinion pieces in the local TC Palm paper.
Haim Nahman Bialik
Irina Tsukerman, Esq., a human rights and national security lawyer dedicated to actionable analysis, is the Editor in Chief of
The Washington Outsider
and President of
Scarab Rising, Inc
James Lindsay is the author of six books, including most recently
How to Have Impossible Conversations
. He is also the founder and president of
, from which this piece is excerpted.
Jason D. Hill
BioJason D. Hill is a professor of philosophy and Honors Distinguished Faculty at DePaul University in Chicago. He is the author of five books, including We Have Overcome: An Immigrant’s Letter to the American People (Bombardier Books, 2018). His latest book is: WHAT DO WHITE AMERICANS OWE BLACK PEOPLE: Racial Justice in the Age of Post-Oppression. (EMANCIPATION BOOKS/Post Hill Press) He specializes in ethics, politics, foreign policy, and moral psychology.
Jason D. Paluch is a Contributing Writer for
White Rose Magazine
Jeremy Elijah Danzig
is an activist for Jewish and indigenous rights. He is a leader in the Youth Cabinet of the Herut Movement in the World Zionist Organization and the former Outreach Coordinator for
StandWithUs San Diego
. He served as a squad commander in a counterterrorism unit of the Israeli Border Police. He has a B.A. in Political Science, Homeland Security, and Public Diplomacy from IDC Herzliya.
Joanne Bregman is a Nashville attorney engaged in public policy work on a variety of issues including advocacy for Israel and the Jewish community.
Johanna E. Markind
Jonathan S. Tobin
Jonathan S. Tobin is editor in chief of JNS.org, a senior contributor for The Federalist, and a columnist for the New York Post and Newsweek. Follow him on Twitter at @jonathans_tobin.
Jordi Rozenman recently earned a master’s degree from St. John’s College in their Great Books curriculum, and is currently looking forward to receiving her yoga teacher certification. She is deeply grateful to the students and texts that informed this essay, which was first presented at the national conference of the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs. Find more of her work at
Reach and Reason
Joshua David Washington is the Executive Director of the Institute for Black Solidarity with Israel (IBSI), an organization dedicated to strengthening the relationship between Israel, the Jewish people, and people of African descent through education and advocacy. He is also a professional composer and musician with a degree in music composition.
Karen Harradine, an anthropologist and freelance writer, focuses on politics, the culture wars, and anti-Semitism. Born in South Africa, she has lived in Singapore and Canada, and now resides in the UK with her husband.
Karen Hurvitz is a lawyer and artist in Massachusetts. She has taught at Georgetown University Law Center, Boston University Law School, and Suffolk University Law School. Her practice is currently devoted to representing students in high school and college who object to non-historical, political propaganda in course materials provided by teachers who inject their personal ideologies into their curricula, as well as students who have been targeted by teachers and administrators for exercising their First Amendment rights. She is counsel for
Education Without Indoctrination
and on the Board of
Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center
, and the
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Karen Lehrman Bloch
King Joe Izimah
King Joe Izimah is a writer, activist, speaker and entrepreneur. As an Igbo, he considers himself an Israelite. And had repeatedly called for the reunification of both houses of Israel. He has written articles on the need for a return to the Igbo culture and religion (Omenana). As an adherent of Omenana culture and Judaism, he has continuously advocated for the resurrection of authentic Omenana amongst the Igbo, who left the religion for Christianity at dawn of colonial British rule.
Laure Levy is a writer, author, filmmaker and life scientist who formerly wrote, and advised government, on health policy. Her award winning film "My Grandmother’s Sitting Room" documents the life and times of her German Jewish family under the Nazis. Currently, she serialises this story, whilst also discussing Tyranny: Past and Present on
Leon Wieseltier is the editor of
and the author of
Leslie Aziz finds joy in being wife to Hap, mom to Jonathan and Emma, and from her treasure of true friends. She has enjoyed reviewing the work of up and coming artist for various regional lifestyle magazines and counts herself as most fortunate being a resident of the Sunshine State.
Lisa Schiffren is political editor of
White Rose Magazine
M. Zuhdi Jasser
M. Zuhdi Jasser is the founder and president of the
American Islamic Forum for Democracy
, based in Phoenix, Arizona, and the co-founder of the
Muslim Reform Movement
. He is a former U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander and former Vice-Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. He is author of the book,
A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith
(2013) and a senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy. He is also a physician in private practice. Find him on Twitter @DrZuhdiJasser.
Dr. Menachem Feuer is a member of the Jewish Studies Faculty at the University of Waterloo. He was previously a member of the Center for Jewish Studies at York University. Feuer has written numerous articles, essays, and book reviews on philosophy, postmodern literature, and post-Holocaust philosophy and literature. He has published in
Modern Fiction Studies
International Studies in Philosophy
Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy
, and in numerous book collections. He was a Senior Editor at the popular literature, art, and culture website Berfrois (
). He is the author of the highly acclaimed blog, Schlemiel Theory (
served in the Israeli Army and is a former police officer with the NYPD. He is currently an attorney and is active with numerous Jewish and pro-Israel organizations. He is the local Advisory Board Chairperson for Stand With Us San Diego and is a National Board Member for Herut North America.
Michael Goldstein is a Los Angeles journalist and playwright. His latest play, THE HECKLER’S VETO, is a drama about the cost of free speech on a college campus.
Michael Lumish is a Ph.D. in American History from Pennsylvania State University who has taught at Penn State University, San Francisco State University, and the City College of San Francisco.
Michael Pregent is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. He is a senior Middle East analyst, a former adjunct lecturer for the College of International Security Affairs, and a visiting fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University.
Michael R. Caplan
Michael R. Caplan is a designer, writer, singer, and theatre-maker, and the Director of Michael Caplan’s House of ShAkE, a production company working in print, performance, music, and other media.
Michael Williams is a poet and an aspiring novelist living in Anchorage, Alaska. A convert to Roman Catholicism, his politics are radically egalitarian, which go hand-in-hand with his cultural conservatism. He is quite fond of whiskey, dark beer, and every Asian cuisine he can think of. When not writing or too frequently watching movies, he reads history books, poetry, 19th and early-20th century novels, and devotional works. Convivial to a fault, he spends as much time as he can conversing with his friends and in acquiring new ones. He has previously been published in the Saint Austin Review, the New English Review, and the Catholic Anchor.
Navin Sinha is a Computer Science researcher. His work in Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence coupled with his exploration of Indian Spirituality provided first-hand experience into the ways humans function, from the cognitive to meta-cognitive level. His company, ReInvent, examines how people think, learn, and solve problems. Deeply passionate about the world and how it is being shaped through propaganda and ignorance rather than through truth and wisdom, Navin has endeavored to explore and share the ways our minds respond to what we perceive. His blog series "Behind Pretty Masks" has been widely acknowledged for covering topics with candor and a commitment to truth.
Dr. Naya Lekht was born in the former Soviet Union and came to the United States with her family in 1989. She received her PhD from UCLA in Russian Literature, where she wrote her dissertation on how Soviet writers pushed the boundaries of Holocaust representation in literature and film. In addition to her research on Holocaust literature in the Soviet Union, Dr. Lekht developed a course on “Totalitarianism and Literature” that explored how, despite rigid political conditions, literature confronted and reacted to the political conditions of censorship and state-violence in Communist Russia. A passionate educator and public speaker, Naya writes and teaches on the topic of antisemitism, and in particular Soviet influences on contemporary anti-Zionism. In 2018, she was Scholar-in-Residence at Oxford University with the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, where she developed a curriculum for high school students on how to identify the topology of antisemitism. She continues to pursue her passion for curriculum development in her role as Director of Education at Club Z, a rapidly growing Zionist youth movement.
Nili Ivan is a high school student in Orlando, Florida, and the great-granddaughter of Holocaust survivors. An alum of the Alexander Muss High School in Israel semester program (Fall 2020), she is also a Tikvah Scholar and Forum member, and a counselor in her local Tsofim (Israeli scouts) chapter.
Rabbi Cary Kozberg
Rabbi Cary Kozberg has served as a congregational rabbi, Hillel Director, and health care chaplain. He currently serves as Rabbi of Temple Sholom in Springfield, Ohio.
Rabbi Lori Shapiro
Founder of The Open Temple in Venice, CA, Lori’s transdenominational rabbinate was informed by her studies at the American Jewish University, years living in Israel studying within an Orthodox Jewish framework and graduation from both the Academy for Jewish Religion/California (MA Rabbinics and Ordination) as well as the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (MA Jewish Studies). Her work with Open Temple has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, PBSNewsHour, the Jewish Journal amongst others. She and her husband, Dr. Joel Shapiro, live in the Venice (CA) canals with their daughters. Lori is a graduate of Barnard College.
Rebecca Sugar is a philanthropic consultant and writer living in New York City. She has been published in
The Wall Street Journal
The Christian Post
The Spectator US
The Jewish Journal
Richard L. Kronenfeld, Ph.D.
Richard Kronenfeld holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford University and has taught mathematics and physics as adjunct faculty at Arizona State University and at six of the colleges in the Maricopa Community College District (Metro Phoenix area).
Richard Landes is a historian living in Jerusalem. His work focuses on apocalyptic and millennial beliefs at the turn of the first and second millennium, 1000 and 2000 CE (The Apocalyptic Year 1000 (2003); Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience, 2011). He coined the term
in 2003 while investigating the
Muhammad al Durah
affair and maintains a blog critical of Western journalism,
The Augean Stables
. His forthcoming book: Can “The Whole World” be Wrong? Lethal Journalism, Antisemitism, and Generation Caliphate (Academic Studies Press, 2022).
Tabby Refael is a Los Angeles-based writer and civic action activist whose work focuses primarily on Iran, Israel, women, and Mizrahi Jewish identity. A weekly columnist for The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, she has also served as a contributing writer for Newsweek, Los Angeles Magazine, and Moment Magazine. Tabby was born in Tehran after the Iranian Revolution and is a child survivor of the Iran-Iraq War. With her family, she arrived in the United States as a refugee in 1989.
Talya Pardo is a Senior Editor of White Rose Magazine, as well as an intuitive mentor, life coach, and writing coach.
is a novelist, essayist, law professor and Distinguished University Professor at Touro College, where he directs the
Forum on Life, Culture & Society
. He is the
legal analyst for CBS News Radio
. His most recent book is titled “
Saving Free Speech … From Itself
Thomas Banks teaches online at the House of Humane Letters. His poetry, translations, and other writings have appeared in
First Things, Quadrant, Touchstone,
The Imaginative Conservative.
Van "Ze'ev" Wallach is a writer in Westchester County, NY. A native of Mission, Texas, he holds a degree in economics from Princeton University. His ever-growing collection of open-mic performances can be found on his YouTube channel. Van also blogs at the Times of Israel and at
William A. Jacobson
William A. Jacobson + Johanna E. Markind
William A. Jacobson is a clinical professor of law at Cornell Law School, founder of the Legal Insurrection website, and president of the Legal Insurrection Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to free expression and academic freedom on campuses. Johanna E. Markind is research editor and counsel at the
Legal Insurrection Foundation