Liam Hoare

Freelance writer on politics and literature, specialising in Israel, Jewish interests, and European affairs, writing principally for The Forward and The Tower. Email:

In Eastern Europe, A New Generation of Jewish Leaders

On the leaders of the Jewish communities of Warsaw and Sofia and generational change in eastern Europe, for eJewish Philanthropy (July 9, 2014) 

Synagoging Poland

On what is to be done with the buildings of Jewish life when there is no Jewish life left to speak of, for eJewish Philanthropy (June 30, 2014)

'Making Stalin Laugh' Finds Humor in Tragedy

On Making Stalin Laugh, a new play about the Moscow State Yiddish Theatre, for The Forward (June 23, 2014)

Finding the Words: a review essay

On new novels by David Grossman, Eshkol Nevo, and Zeruya Shalev, for Fathom (June 3, 2014)

Soccer Is Changing. It’s Ready for Gay Stars.

On economic, social, cultural changes in soccer over the past twenty years that have made it a more tolerant, diverse, and open environment, ready for gay players, for Slate (June 2, 2014)

The Jewish Response to Food Insecurity

On Europe’s crisis of food insecurity and what Jewish religious and charitable organisations are doing in response, for eJewish Philanthropy (May 8, 2014)

The Joys of Amos Oz at 75

On Amos Oz, for The Forward (May 1, 2014)

Does Israel Advocacy Belong on British Campuses?

On the Union of Jewish Students and Israel advocacy on British university campuses, for The Forward (April 20, 2014)

Jewish War Poet Finally Getting His Due

On the poet and artist Isaac Rosenberg, who fought and died in the First World War, and a new effort to commemorate his life, for The Forward (April 9, 2014)

“Everything’s Undercover, Everything’s Hidden”: LGBTQ Life on Europe’s Frontier

On the situation for LGBT people in Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina, for Slate (April 1, 2014)

British Jews Go the Way of American Jews

On the demographic trends of Haredisation, assimilation, and a weakening centre in the British Jewry community, for The Forward (March 31, 2014)

Stephen Sondheim’s Wonderful Years

On the role of birthdays and celebration in the work of Stephen Sondheim, for The Forward (March 21, 2014)