Thomas P. Adler is professor of English at Purdue University, where he has taught dramatic literature and film since receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1970. His earlier work on Arthur Miller includes a chapter in his book, American Drama, 1940-1960: A Critical History, and an essay on The Crucible and An Enemy of the People in The Cambridge Companion to Arthur Miller.
James A. Diamond holds the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Chair of Jewish Studies and is the Director of the Friedberg Genizah Project at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario. He is the author of Maimonides and the Hermeneutics of Concealment: Deciphering Scripture and Midrash in the Guide of the Perplexed (SUNY Press, 2002 - Jewish Philosophy Series), as well as a number of articles on Jewish philosophy.
Zev Garber is Professor and Chair of Jewish Studies at Los Angeles Valley College and has served as Visiting Professor in Religious Studies at the University of California at Riverside and as President of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew. Currently he is Editor-in-Chief of Studies in the Shoah series (UPA) and Co-Editor of Shofar. In 2005, he will serve as the Visiting Rosenthal Professor at Case Western Reserve University. His publications include Methodology in the Academic Teaching of Judaism; Methodology in the Academic Teaching of the Holocaust; Shoah: the Paradigmatic Genocide; Peace, In Deed; Academic Approaches to Teaching Jewish Studies; and Post-Shoah Dialogues: Rethinking Our Texts Together (with Steven Jacobs, Henry Knight, and James Moore). His most recent book, Double Takes: Thinking and Rethinking Issues of Modern Judaism in Ancient Contexts (with Bruce Zuckerman) is due out in 2004 from the University Press of America.
Peter J. Haas received his B.A. in Ancient Near East History from the University of Michigan in 1970 and then attended Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, where he received ordination as a Reform rabbi in 1974. After ordination, he served as an active U.S. Army chaplain for three years. Upon completion of active duty, Rabbi Haas enrolled in the graduate program in religion at Brown University, earning a Ph.D. in Jewish Studies in 1980. Joining the faculty at Vanderbilt University in 1980, he taught courses in Judaism, Jewish ethics, the Holocaust and Western religion. He joined the faculty of the Department of Religion at Case Western Reserve University in January 2000. Prof. Haas has published several books and articles dealing with moral discourse and has lectured in the United States, Germany, Belgium and Israel. His most recent work is on the relationship between science and moral discourse. [End Page vi]
Russell Jay Hendel is adjunct professor of Mathematics at Towson University. He has published several dozen papers in several fields, including mathematical pedagogy, Biblical exegesis, and Talmudic Law. His research interests in Jewish studies have focused on showing the plausibility and modern relevance of original Biblical, Talmudic and Midrashic interpretations.
Franklin H. Littell is Distinguished Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. He is emeritus Professor of Religion and former chairman of the Department of Religion at Temple University. Known as "The Father of Holocaust Education in America," he wrote the first full-dress Christian response to the Holocaust, The Crucifixion of the Jews. His most recent publication is A Christian Response To The Holocaust: Addresses and Papers 1952-2002. His friendship with Emil Fackenhein spanned more than three decades.
Stefano Luconi (Ph.D. in American Studies) teaches History of North America at the University of Florence, Italy. Besides a number of articles and book chapters, he is the author of four books: Teorie del comportamento di voto e crisi della democrazia elettorale negli Stati Uniti dal secondo dopoguerra a oggi (Florence: Centro Editoriale Toscano, 1999); La "diplomazia parallela": Il regime fascista e la mobilitazione politica degli italo-americani (Milan: Angeli, 2000); From Paesani to White Ethnics: The Italian Experience in Philadelphia (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2001); Little Italies e New Deal: La...