Bari Weiss was born on March 25,1984 and is an American journalist, writer, and editor.
28 Facts About Bari Weiss
Bari Weiss was an op-ed and book review editor at The Wall Street Journal and an op-ed staff editor and writer on culture and politics at The New York Times.
Bari Weiss grew up in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood and graduated from Pittsburgh's Community Day School and Shady Side Academy.
Bari Weiss attended Columbia University in New York City, graduating in 2007.
Bari Weiss founded the Columbia Coalition for Sudan in response to the War in Darfur.
Bari Weiss was the founding editor from 2005 to 2007 of The Current, a magazine at Columbia for politics, culture, and Jewish affairs.
Bari Weiss said she had felt intimidated by Professor Joseph Massad in his lectures, and she thought he spent too much time talking about Zionism and Israel for a course about the entire Middle East.
Bari Weiss criticized the committee for its focus on individual grievances, maintaining that students were intimidated because of their views.
The activism initiated by Bari Weiss was alleged by Glenn Greenwald to be "designed to ruin the careers of Arab professors by equating their criticisms of Israel with racism, anti-Semitism, and bullying, and its central demand was that those professors be disciplined for their transgressions".
In Haaretz, she criticized the tenure promotion of Barnard College anthropologist Nadia Abu El-Haj over a book that Bari Weiss alleged caricatured Israeli archaeologists.
From 2011 to 2013, Bari Weiss was senior news and politics editor at Tablet.
Bari Weiss was an op-ed and book review editor at The Wall Street Journal from 2013 until April 2017.
Bari Weiss left following the departure of Pulitzer Prize winner and deputy editor Bret Stephens, for whom she had worked, and joined him at The New York Times.
Bari Weiss criticized the organizers of the 2017 Women's March protesting the inauguration of President Trump for their "chilling ideas and associations," particularly singling out several individuals she believed to have made antisemitic or anti-Zionist statements in the past.
Bari Weiss was one of several writers, including Caitlin Flanagan of The Atlantic, who argued that the woman who wrote the piece ignored her own agency, not considering her own ability to speak up and leave the situation.
In March 2018, Bari Weiss published the column "We're All Fascists Now" in which she argued that members of the left-wing are increasingly intolerant of alternate views, presenting varied examples.
In May 2018, Bari Weiss published "Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web".
Bari Weiss collectively described them as the Intellectual Dark Web, borrowing the term from Eric Weinstein, managing director of Thiel Capital.
Bari Weiss accused her former employer of "unlawful discrimination, hostile work environment, and constructive discharge".
In 2021, Bari Weiss compared her own professional travails to Galileo Galilei, an Italian scientist who was threatened with being burnt at the stake if he did not renounce his scientific views.
In January 2021, Bari Weiss launched a Substack newsletter entitled "Common Sense".
Bari Weiss has been described as conservative by Haaretz, The Times of Israel, The Daily Dot, and Business Insider.
Bari Weiss has expressed support for Israel and Zionism in her columns.
In January 2022, Bari Weiss received backlash for her comments on the late night talk show Real Time with Bill Maher criticizing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, citing that the COVID-19 pandemic response had resulted in mental health issues and that as a result she was "done with COVID".
Bari Weiss dated Ariel Beery, with whom she had co-founded Columbians for Academic Freedom.
From 2013 to 2016, Bari Weiss was married to environmental engineer Jason Kass.
Since 2018, Bari Weiss has been in a relationship with Nellie Bowles, a former tech reporter for The New York Times.