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"Her book about the money in sex gives you the feeling of the sex in money." -- Leon Wieseltier
Leon Wieseltier (; b. June 14, 1952) is an American writer, critic, and magazine editor. Since 1983 he has been the literary editor of The New Republic.

Wieseltier was born in Brooklyn, New York and attended the Yeshivah of Flatbush, Columbia University, Oxford University, and Harvard University, and was a member of Harvard's Society of Fellows from 1979 to 1982.

Wieseltier has published several books of fiction and non-fiction. Kaddish, a National Book Award finalist in 2000, is a genre-blending meditation on the Jewish prayers of mourning. Against Identity is a collection of thoughts about the modern notion of identity.

Wieseltier also edited and introduced a volume of works by Lionel Trilling entitled The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent and wrote the foreword to Ann Weiss's Eyes from the Ashes of Auschwitz-Birkenau, a collection of personal photographs that serves as a paean to pre-Shoah innocence. Wieseltier's translations of the works of Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai have appeared in The New Republic and The New Yorker.

During Wieseltier's tenure as literary editor of The New Republic, many of his signed and unsigned writings have appeared in the magazine. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Jewish Review of Books.

Conservative columnist Joshua Muravchik calls Wieseltier a "liberal thinker," and journalist George Packer calls him one of the "ideas men of the liberal intelligentsia."

Wieseltier served on the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq. "I am in no sense a neoconservative, as many of my neoconservative adversaries will attest," Wieseltier wrote in a May 2007 letter to Judge Reggie Walton, seeking leniency for his friend Scooter Libby.

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Total Books: 9
2000 - Kaddish (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780375703621
ISBN-10: 0375703624
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

1999 - Kaddish (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781574532920
ISBN-10: 1574532928
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles

1999 - Kaddish (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780330372374
ISBN-10: 0330372378
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality

1998 - Kaddish (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780375403897
ISBN-10: 0375403892
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Nuclear War Nuclear Peace The Sensible Argument about the Greatest Peril of Our Age
Nuclear war nuclear peace
Nuclear War Nuclear Peace (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780030640827
ISBN-10: 0030640822
Genre: History

Kaddish (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780330372282
ISBN-10: 0330372289

Against Identity
Against Identity (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781884381119
ISBN-10: 1884381111

Against Identity
Against Identity (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781884381126
ISBN-10: 188438112X
Genre: Literature & Fiction