Marc Bernstein is on the faculty of Michigan State University's Jewish Studies Program and teaches Hebrew and Israeli cultural studies in the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages. His book, Stories of Joseph: Narrative Migrations between Judaism and Islam (forthcoming, Wayne State University Press), is an examination of the cross-cultural currents evidenced in Judeo-Arabic accounts of this biblical and quranic protagonist.
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), and Double Takes: Thinking and Rethinking Issues of Modern Judaism in Ancient Contexts (with Bruce Zuckerman).
Lev Hakak is Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published many articles. Among his recent research books are Equivocal Dreams: Studies in Modern Hebrew Literature (Kiryat Sefer, 1991, republished Ktav, 1993); Modern Hebrew Literature Made into Films (Lanham, 2001); and Buddings of Modern Hebrew Creativity in Babylon (City? 2003). He has also published two novels: Ha'asufim (1977; English translation: Stranger Among Brothers, Ridgefield Publishing); and A House on a Hill (Tel-Aviv, 1994); a volume of short stories: Im Eshkahekh (Jerusalem, 1981, republished Tel-Aviv, 1994); and a poetry volume: Lehorish shir ivri be (Los Angeles, 1989, republished Tel-Aviv, 1994).
Zohar Livnat (Ph.D. Bar-Ilan University, 1994) is a senior lecturer in the department of Hebrew and Semitic Languages at Bar Ilan University. Her main areas of interest are semantic and pragmatics of Modern Hebrew. Her recent publications include: On Verbal Irony, Meta-linguistic Knowledge and Echoic Interpretation (2004); Argumentation in a Complex Action Game: A Court Judgement as a Dialogic Suasive Text (2004); Causality and Justification: The Causal Marker Ki in Spoken Hebrew (in press). [End Page vi]
Yair Mazor is the Head of the Hebrew Studies Program in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he founded and led the Center for Jewish Studies and the Certificate Program in Jewish Studies. Dr.Mazor has authored 14 books and over 200 articles on Hebrew literature,comparative and Scandinavian literature, Biblical literature, theory of literature, and children's literature. His studies have been published in USA, Israel, and numerous European countries. Among his academic prizes are awards for two of his books (1979; 1986); Baron Prize for Exceptional Excellence in Research and Teaching in the Field of Jewish Studies; The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Most Coveted Teaching Award (1999); National Prize: "The Most Distinguished Scholar of Hebrew Literature in USA" (1998).
Paul Overland (Ph.D. Brandeis, 1988) serves as Associate Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. Before moving to Ohio he taught in Tokyo Biblical Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Seattle Pacific University. His research interests concentrate on wisdom literature and the exploration of Second Language Acquisition techniques applicable to Ancient Language Acquisition.
Esther Raizen (Ph.D., UT Austin 1987) is an Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches modern and classical Hebrew, focusing on computer-assisted language instruction. Her publications include a number of Hebrew language textbooks, and No Rattling of Sabers, a bilingual anthology of Israeli war poems (UT Press, 1996).
Tamar Wolf-Monzon is a senior lecturer in the Department of the Literature of the Jewish People at Bar Ilan University. She has conducted research on the linguistic and stylistic aspects...