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Jewish Thought & History

Yossi Klein Halevi

Author and Journalist

Yossi Klein Halevi, a journalist and author, is a research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute and the author, most recently, of Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor, a New York Times bestseller. He was previously a contributing editor of The New Republic and a research fellow at the Shalem Center. His first book, Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist: An American Story (Little, Brown), was published in 1995.  In 2001 he published At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jew’s Search for God with Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land (Harper). His 2013 book, Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation (Harper), received a 2013 National Jewish Book Award. Mr. Halevi is a frequent contributor to the op-ed pages of leading North American newspapers. He is active in reconciliation efforts between Muslims and Jews and serves as chairman of Open House, an Arab-Jewish coexistence center in the town of Ramle, near Tel Aviv.