Sarah Bunin Benor is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the University of Southern California Department of Linguistics. She is currently working on a book, Becoming Frum: The Linguistic and Cultural Socialization of Newly Orthodox Jews, and she produces the Jewish Language Research Web site (www.jewish-languages.org).
Bryan Cheyette is Chair in Twentieth-Century Literature at the University of Southampton, U.K. He is the author of Constructions of "the Jew" in English Literature and Society (1995) and Muriel Spark (2000), and is the editor of five books, including The Image of the Jew in European Liberal Culture, 1789-1914 (with Nadia Valman, 2004). He has recently contributed the chapter on British-Jewish writing to The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature (2005).
Todd M. Endelman is the William Haber Professor of Modern Jewish History at the University of Michigan. His most recent books are The Jews of Britain, 1656-2000 (2002) and, with Tony Kushner, Disraeli's Jewishness (2002).
Emily Gottreich is Vice Chair of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of The Mellah of Marrakesh (forthcoming, Indiana University Press). Her current research focuses on historicizing the concept of "Arab Jews."
Hartmut Lehmann is Director at the Max-Planck-Institut für Geschichte in Göttingen. From 1969 until 1987 he taught at the University of Kiel; from 1987 to 1993 he served as the founding director of the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C. Some of his recent publications are Protestantische Weltsichten (1998) and Protestantisches Christentum im Prozeß der Säkularisierung (2001). He is a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy Art and Sciences.
Heinz-Dietrich Löwe taught at Freiburg and Oxford universities and currently holds the chair for East European History at Heidelberg University, Germany. He is the author of Die Lage der Bauern in Russland (1987), The Tsar and the Jews (1993), and Stalin: Der entfesselte Revo-lutionär (2002). [End Page 171]
Reinhard Rürup is Professor Emeritus of Modern History, Technische Universität Berlin. He is the author of Emanzipation und Anti-semitismus: Studien zur "Judenfrage" der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft (1987), and the editor of Jüdisches Leben auf dem Lande: Studien zur deutsch-jüdischen Geschichte (1997, with Monika Richarz) and Quellen zur Geschichte der Juden in den Archiven der neuen Bundesländer, 6 vols. (1996-2001, with Stefi Jersch-Wenzel).
Yfaat Weiss is Senior Lecturer at the Department for Jewish History at the University of Haifa, and is Director of the Bucerius Institute for Research of Contemporary German History and Society. Recently, she has published a book on German Jews and Polish Jews in the 1930s in Germany. Together with Daniel Levy, she co-edited Challenging Ethnic Citizenship: German and Israeli Perspectives on Immigration (2002).
Steven J. Zipperstein is Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History at Stanford University, where he is also Co-Director of the Taube Center for Jewish Studies. He is currently at work on a cultural history of Russian and East European Jewry from the eighteenth century to the present. He is editor, together with Aron Rodrigue, of Jewish Social Studies: History, Culture, and Society. [End Page 172]