Howard Tzvi Adelman teaches at Achva College, the Rothberg School of the Hebrew University, Hebrew College, and Knox College. He is working on a book on Jewish women in early modern Italy.
Karen Alkalay-Gut teaches English Literature at Tel Aviv University and has published 20 books of poetry in English and in Hebrew translation. Her biography of Adelaide Crapsey, an American poet, is part of her extensive work as a scholar of poetry, modern and Victorian. Her CD, "Thin Lips," has just been released from Pookh Records, and her latest book, So Far So Good, will be published in October 2004.
Gershon Bacon is Associate Professor of Jewish History at Bar-Ilan University, where he holds the Klein Chair for the History of the Rabbinate in Europe during the Modern Period. His areas of research are the social, political, and religious history of Polish Jewry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Among his best-known works are The Politics of Tradition: Agudat Yisrael in Poland 1916-1939 (1996) and The Jews in Poland and Russia: Bibliographical Essays (1984). At present he is writing The Jews of Modern Poland, 1772-2000, to be published by University of California Press.
Judith R. Baskin is Knight Professor of Humanities and Director of the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at the University of Oregon. Her books include Midrashic Women: Formations of the Feminine in Rabbinic Literature (University Press of New England / Brandeis University Press, 2002) and the edited collections Jewish Women in Historical Perspective (second edition, Wayne State University Press, 1998), and Women of the Word: Jewish Women and Jewish Writing (Wayne State University Press, 1994).
Paula Hyman is Lucy Moses Professor of Modern Jewish History at Yale University. Among her books are Gender and Assimilation in Modern Jewish History (1995), The Jews of Modern France (1998),and Jewish Women in America: A Historical Encyclopedia (1998), of which she is co-editor. She edited Puah Rakovsky: My Life as a Radical Jewish Woman (2002, paperback 2003).
Ruth Kark, Professor of Geography at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has written and edited twenty books and over 100 articles on the history and historical geography of Palestine and Israel. She is currently studying the role of women in concepts of land and land-ownership in traditional and modern cultures. Among her writings on the topic of gender are: "Land-God-Women: Women, Land and Property in Traditional and Modern Societies—The Case of Africa." She is also co-editor of the book Jewish Women in the Yishuv and Zionism: A Gender Outlook (Hebrew; 2002, English translation in preparation). Visit her website at http://sachlav.huji.ac.il/mskark. [End Page 286]
Judy Labensohn was a finalist in the 2003 Moment Magazine Short Fiction Contest. She teaches creative writing in her Jerusalem home and organizes writing retreats throughout Israel. Visit www.writeinisrael.com.
Eli Lederhendler is the Stephen S. Wise Professor of American Jewish History and Institutions at the Institute of Contemporary Jewry of the Hebrew University. He is the author of several books on modern Jewish culture and politics, the most recent being New York Jews and the Decline of Urban Ethnicity, 1950-1970 (Syracuse University Press, 2001).
Laura Levitt, Director of Jewish Studies and Associate Professor of Religion at Temple University, is the author of Jews and Feminism: The Ambivalent Search for Home (Routledge, 1997) and co-editor of Judaism Since Gender (Routledge, 1997) and Impossible Images: Contemporary Art after the Holocaust (New York University Press, 2003). She recently edited "Changing Focus: Family Photography and American Jewish Identity," a special issue of The Scholar: The Feminist Online, 1.3 (January 2003). Her current book project, "Ordinary Jews," uses family photographs to look at twentieth-century American Jewish life in the shadow of the Holocaust.
Robert Liberles has taught at Ben Gurion University since 1978. His books include Religious Conflict in Social Context (Greenwood Press, 1985), which was awarded the 1986 National Jewish Book Award in...