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Dr. David Hazony

Dr. Hazony's first book, "The Ten Commandments: How Our Most Ancient Moral Text Can Renew Modern Life," was published by Scribner in September 2010, and was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. An American-born writer based in Jerusalem, Hazony's writings have appeared in The New Republic, CNN.com, the Forward, Commentary, Moment, The Jewish Chronicle, The New York Sun, Policy Review, the Jerusalem Post, and others. He is a contributing editor at The Forward, and blogs regularly at Contentions, the blog of Commentary Magazine. From 2004-2007, Hazony served as editor-in-chief of Azure, Israel's leading journal of public affairs. He received his Ph.D. in Jewish Philosophy from the Hebrew University. Hazony has focused his research on the thought of Eliezer Berkovits, including two major essays, and edited two volumes of Berkovits' writings. He also translated Emuna Elon's novel "If You Awaken Love," which was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in 2007.