“I felt the politics of religion
(in Israel) were out of our
control. I wanted to get to the
bottom of it.”
Who is Joel Schalit (M.A., ’94)? Inquire, and you’ll get many answers. He’s an Israeli-American author, publisher, and freelance editorial consultant known for his unique views on Middle Eastern politics and U.S. culture. Based in Berlin, Germany, he has contributed to numerous news outlets, including Alternet, The Forward, France 24, and The Guardian, and he is former managing editor of Tikkun. He’s authored five books, among them a critically-acclaimed 2002...