Yoel Finkelman received his PhD from the Department of Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a Senior Research Fellow at ATID, a Jerusalem-based foundation providing resources and training for Jewish educational leadership. He is currently working on a study of Orthodox Jewish popular literature in the United States.
Pinchas Giller was ordained at Yeshiva University and received his doctorate at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. He is Associate Professor of Jewish Thought at the Ziegler Rabbinical School of the University of Judaism, Los Angeles. He has written two books, The Enlightened Will Shine: Symbolism and Theurgy in the Later Strata of the Zohar (1993) and Reading the Zohar (2000).
Reuven Kimelman is Professor of Rabbinic Literature at Brandeis University. His Hebrew book, The Mystical Meaning of Lekhah Dodi and Kabbalat Shabbat, was published in 2003. He is now finishing a second book on the liturgy, The Rhetoric of Jewish Prayer: A Historical and Literary Commentary on the Prayerbook.
Monty Noam Penkower is Senior Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Touro College Graduate School for Jewish Studies, Jerusalem. His many publications include The Federal Writers’ Project, The Jews Were Expendable: Free World Diplomacy and the Holocaust, The Emergence of Zionist Thought, The Holocaust and Israel Reborn: From Catastrophe to Sovereignty, and Decision on Palestine Deferred: America, Britain and Wartime Diplomacy, 1939–1945.
Gil Student has a BA from Yeshiva College and has studied at its affiliate, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. Currently, he is a part-time student in Yeshiva University’s Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies and is the founder of Yashar Books. [End Page 303]