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Bernard R. Goldstein, University Professor Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh, has recently published, in collaboration with José Chabás, A Survey of European Astronomical Tables in the Late Middle Ages (Brill, 2012), and “John of Murs Revisited: The Kalendarium solis et lune for 1321,” Journal for the History of Astronomy 43 (2012): 411–437.

Naomi Aradi is a Ph.D. student in the Program for the History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She graduated at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and received her MA in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. She is currently writing her dissertation on “The Arithmetic of the Jews in Middle Ages and its Relations to Arabic Mathematics.”

Ruth Glasner taught in the Program for the History and Philosophy and Sociology of Science at the Hebrew University and is now retired. She has published two books, A Fourteenth Century Scientific Philosophic Controversy (Jerusalem, 1998; in Hebrew) and Averroes’ Physics (Oxford, 2009). A new book, Gersonides: A Portrait of a Fourteenth-Century Scientist is forthcoming from Oxford. She is now working together with Avinoam Baraness on a critical edition of Alfonso’s Sefer Meyaššer ʿAqov.

Daniel Langton is professor of the History of Jewish-Christian Relations at the University of Manchester and co-director of its Centre for Jewish Studies. He is secretary of the European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS) and co-editor of the Jewish Studies journal Melilah. His writings include The Apostle Paul in the Jewish Imagination: A Study in Modern Jewish-Christian [End Page 1] Relations (2010), Children of Zion: Jewish and Christian Perspectives on the Holy Land (2008), and a biography of the founder of Anglo-Liberal Judaism, Claude Montefiore (2002). He is co-editor, with Jean-Marc Dreyfus, of Writing the Holocaust (2011), and with Philip Alexander, of Normative Judaism? Jews, Judaism and Jewish Identity (2012). He is co-editor of the “Judaism” section in the multivolume Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions (Heidelberg: Springer, 2013).

Reimund Leicht is a senior lecturer in the Department of Jewish Thought and in the Program for the History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science at the Hebrew University Jerusalem. He has published extensively on the history of philosophy and science in Jewish culture in late Antiquity and the Middles Ages, with a special focus on astrology and cosmology (see his Astrologumena Judaica. Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der astrologischen Literatur der Juden, 2006). He is co-editor of the complete works of the Christian Hebraist and kabbalist Johannes Reuchlin and of Studies on Steinschneider: Moritz Steinschneider and the Emergence of the Science of Judaism in Nineteenth-Century Germany (2012).
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