Bari Weiss is an American writer and editor who has worked at The New York Times, Tablet, The Wall Street Journal among other places.
Bari Weiss was born on 25th March 1984 to Lou Weiss (Father) - a carpet businessman and Amy Weiss(Mother), a Jewish couple in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. She was brought up in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh.
She is one of the 4 daughters of her parents. Four sisters in the order of their ages are:
- Bari Weiss
- Casey Weiss
- Molly Weiss
- Suzy Weiss
Image: Bari Weiss family- Parents (Amy & Lou) , sisters- Molly, Casey & Suzy
- School: Pittsburgh's Community Day School
- Shady Side Academy: She studied at the Shady Side Academy, an independent prep school in suburban Pittsburgh
- Columbia University: She graduated from the Columbia University in 2007
Bari Weiss & Jason Kass
She is married to Jason Kass, an environmental engineer who founded of Toilets for people (the company designs waterless and cheap toilets, it makes toilets affordable in the developing world)
Facts & Trivia
- Bari, the name: comes from the name of a local actress, if not Bari, she would have been named after her grandmother Bertha.
- Nativ College Leadership Program in Israel: After her High School years in the USA she took an year gap from the regular studies and attended the Jewish program in Israel for an year.
- The Tree of Life Synagogue: Bari was a frequent visitor to 'The Tree of Life Synagogue', she had her Bat Mitzvah there. After the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting at her synagogue she talked about it on Bill Maher's show. She personally knew many of the victims of the incident. Her father was leader of the congregation there for some time.
- Wall Street Journal: she was chosen as a Bartley Fellow at the Wall Street Journal in 2007.
- Dorot Fellowship in Israel(DFI): Bari spent two years after her Graduation in Israel from 2007 to 2008
- Columbia Coalition for Sudan: She founded it in reaction to the armed conflict in the Darfur region in Sudan in 2000s
- Columbians for Academic Freedom: She co-founded the group 'Columbians for Academic Freedom', it was aimed to liberating the academic environment from the clutch of narrow minded professors who wanted control over the political narratives. Some professors there were against anyone who was pro-Israel in their political view.
- Bari worked at Tablet from 2011 to 2013
- She worked as an associate book review editor at The Wall Street Journal from 2013 to 2017
- She has been working in The New York Times since 2017
- #MeToo Movement: She was critical of the 2018 women's movement, she thinks such a movement was due and needed, but categorizing men as 'toxic and tainted' without due process is unfair and should be treated as not guilty until proven.
- Real Time with Bill Maher: Bari has been on Bill Maher's popular HBO show multiple times, she mainly talks about anti-semitism in the USA & west and other Jewish issues.
- Political inclination: She identifies herself as left-leaning centrist.
- She is critical of Bibi Nethanyahu's govt. policies in Israel
- She calls herself as a Liberal Zionism
- She is against feminists supporting anti-woman practices.
- Bari Weiss's works- The New York Times , Wallstreet Journal
- She has profile Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren for Wall Street Journal, also play writer David Mamet
- Anti-Semitism is not just a prejudice, it is a conspiracy theory, it says a secret hand is controlling the world and that secret hand is called 'the Jew'
- I don't believe Trump is an anti-semite, but he is inculcating an atmosphere of conspiracy minded thinking, he says things like 'Enemies of people', 'Globalists'. When Right win extremists hear that, all they think is 'Jew, Jew, Jew'
- [About Jewish love for Trump] Some American Jews have traded the policies that they like for the values that has sustained the Jewish people in USA.
- I thought America was an exception, we have always had religious freedoms in America, that fact that what happens in Europe could be coming to USA is concerning.
- The Far right says Jews aren't White and Christian, The far Left says Jews are not victim enough, the Jews have no place in American politics at the time.
- According to the left , Among all the flawed states in the world- Syria, Russia, Iran, North Korea and China; Only one state doesn't have the right to exist, and that is the Jewish state.
- 25% millennials think asking someone for drink is sexual harassment, if that is sexual harassment then touching someone is sexual assault and kissing someone is rape, if that is the case, then we have lost, words don't mean anything
- I went to a college that said gender is a social construct, nature doesn't matter, that there is really no difference between men and women, I think that is a lie 'sexual revolution' sold to women, the time has come to revisit the sexual revolution.
- all of our sexual conversion (these days) is about consent and pain, whatever happened to intimacy, love and romance? wouldn't it be amazing if that was our conversation.
- I think it is really important to think about things issue by issue than be like 'yup I sign up for whole list'
- We read the same Torah; we say the same prayers. The Western Wall is not theirs. It belongs to all of the Jewish people.
- The question of gender difference has become so 3rd wave taboo that no one is allowed to touch it, you just have to parrot the line that gender is a social construct.
- (About alt-left movements in the educational institutions) It is an attempt to sideline extremely reasonable ideas, ideas that were considered liberal libertarian a few years ago. To label conservatives as fascists dramatically limit the discourse and freedom of speech and thought
- Teachers are treating the students in universities as if they are their baby sitters. Universities used to be and are supposed to be a sacred place in the pursuit of truth, increasingly it seems that they are in the business of churning out SJWs