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A Conversation with Bari Weiss

October 15, 2020

Bari Weiss has earned her reputation for independence and fearlessness. From her former experiences as an editor at the Wall Street Journal and editor and opinion writer at the New York Times, she has never shied away from taking on the received wisdom of the moment or standing against the crowd.

Her 2019 book, How to Fight Anti-Semitism, offers the same level of bold openness that she has brought to the rest of her career. Through an exploration of anti-Semitism’s history and its rise, Bari delivers an essential, timely, and forthright account of one of the most enduring moral failings of humanity, and provides ways to challenge it.

On August 26, 2020, FOLCS was joined by journalist and author, Bari Weiss, for a Conversation.

Bari Weiss
Journalist; Author

Bari Weiss is a journalist and the author of “How to Fight Anti-Semitism,” which won a 2019 National Jewish Book Award and a Natan Notable Book Award. From 2017 to 2020, Weiss was an opinion writer and editor at The New York Times. Before that, she was an op-ed and book review editor at The Wall Street Journal and a senior editor at Tablet Magazine.

Bari is also the winner of the Reason Foundation’s 2018 Bastiat Prize, which honors writing that “best demonstrates the importance of freedom with originality, wit, and eloquence.” In 2019, Vanity Fair called Weiss the Times’s “star opinion writer” and The Jerusalem Post named Bari the seventh most influential Jew in the world.