Bari Weiss  

 

Bari Weiss is a writer and editor for The New York Times opinion section, who has been recognized as a leading journalist and commentator.

 

Since joining the New York Times, Bari has changed the way we think about important issues, including anti-Semitism, #MeToo, Freedom of Speech on college campuses, and Jewish identity. Bari's debut book How To Fight Anti-Semitism will be published by Crown in September 2019.

 

Before joining The New York Times, Bari was an opinion editor at The Wall Street Journal and their associate book review editor. For two years, Bari was a senior editor at Tablet, the online magazine of Jewish news, politics, and culture, where she edited the site's political and news coverage.

 

A native of Pittsburgh, Bari attended and had her Bat Mitzvah at The Tree of Life Synagogue, where the recent murderous shooting occurred. She appeared as a solo guest on Real Time with Bill Maher, her fourth appearance on the show this season, to discuss the Pittsburgh shooting.

 

Bari has spoken at many prestigious venues, including the Chautauqua Institution and Aspen Ideas Festival, and has also interviewed several leading intellectuals and bestselling authors, such as Jordan Peterson and Yuval Noah Harrari. In July 2018, Bari was awarded the Bastiat Journalism Prize for what the judges called “her brilliant, incisive journalism that defends the cornerstone of individual liberty and civil society: freedom of speech.”