Wieseltier had been especially vocal when it came to a man who had abused his power over me – Barry Freundel, who facilitated my conversion.
A sexual harassment scandal could stain the the legacy of Leon Wieseltier, one of the Jewish community’s top intellectuals.
Leon Wieseltier canceled a speaking engagement at a Jewish Week event in the wake of accusations that he had sexually harassed female colleagues.
“For my offenses against some of my colleagues in the past I offer a shaken apology and ask for their forgiveness,” Wieseltier wrote.
Leon Wieseltier skewered Michael Oren for calling him an anti-Semite in ‘Ally.’ But Wieseltier himself is the king of spurious accusations of anti-Semitism, Raphael Magarik argues.
The recent purge at The New Republic put a rare bright spotlight on the magazine of ideas. Neal Pollack looks back at its storied history and future.
The departure of most of the editorial team at The New Republic – including Franklin Foer, Leon Wieseltier, Judith Shulevitz and Julia Ioffe – didn’t just blow a hole in the landscape of American journalism. It also threw into doubt the future of what has long been a primary address for American Jewish thought.
Franklin Foer, the editor in chief of The New Republic, and Leon Wieseltier, the magazine’s longtime literary editor, have resigned over disagreements with the publisher and new CEO.
Leon Wieseltier, the Literary Editor of The New Republic, does not exactly look like an athlete. That’s why you should watch him throw out the first pitch of a Nationals baseball game – and then leave the field as quickly as he can.