Yoram Hazony is an Israeli philosopher and political theorist. He was born in Rehovot, Israel in 1964. Hazony serves on the Board of Advisors of the John Templeton Foundation, and is a Senior Editor for the peer-reviewed journal Hebraic Political Studies. He is author of a regular weblog on philosophy, Israel, Judaism, and higher education called Jerusalem Letters. He is the author of The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012); The Jewish State: The Struggle for Israel's Soul (New York: Basic Books and The New Republic, 2000); and The Dawn: Political Teachings of the Book of Esther (Jerusalem: Shalem Press, 2000).