Peter Beinart in Conversation with Graciela Mochkofsky

August 26, 2022

Graciela Mochkofsky’s new book, The Prophet of the Andes: An Unlikely Journey to the Promised Land, tells the story of a rural Peruvian minister who converts his flock to Orthodox Judaism and then moves with them to settlements in the West Bank. Join the author and Jewish Currents editor-at-large Peter Beinart as they discuss the remarkable and disturbing narrative about the intersection of faith, identity, and power on two continents.

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Thea Traff

Graciela Mochkofsky is the author of six books of nonfiction in Spanish. She is a contributing writer for The New Yorker. Her work has appeared in The California Sunday Magazine, The Paris Review, the Jewish Forward, and numerous publications in Latin America and Spain. She was a Nieman fellow at Harvard University, a Cullman fellow at the New York Public Library, and a Prins Foundation fellow at the Center for Jewish History. She is the dean of CUNY’s Newmark J-School. She lives in New York City.

Peter Beinart teaches national reporting and opinion writing at the Newmark J-School and political science at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is editor-at-large for Jewish Currents, an MSNBC political commentator, and a fellow at the Foundation for Middle East Peace. He writes the weekly Beinart Notebook newsletter on Substack.