Stuart Schoffman is a fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and editor of Havruta: A Journal of Jewish Conversation. He began his career in the 1970s as a business journalist for Fortune and Time magazine in Manhattan, segued to Los Angeles as screenwriter and book critic, and in 1988 moved to Israel, where he has lived ever since. His most recent Hollywood credit is The Finest Hour (1991), a Navy SEALS movie starring Rob Lowe.
From 1990 to 2007, Schoffman was a columnist for the Jerusalem Report, a biweekly newsmagazine. In the mid-1990s, he was a consultant to the joint Israeli-Palestinian production of Sesame Street. In 2006 and 2007, in Bosnia and Turkey, he served on the faculty of the International Summer School on Religion and Public Life. He now writes monthly about politics and culture for Jewish newspapers in the United States. He also translates Hebrew literature, including books by the Israeli authors A.B. Yehoshua, David Grossman, and Meir Shalev.
A regular participant at the Conference on World Affairs since 1983, Schoffman has taught either film or history at the Claremont Colleges, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Southern California, and Tel Aviv University. A native New Yorker, he is a graduate of Harvard and Yale.