Stephen D. Benin is Professor of Judaic Studies and History at the University of Memphis. He is the author of The Footprints of God: Divine Accommodation in Jewish and Christian Thought and editor of Jewish Popular and Philosophical Religion (a special volume of The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy).
David Biale is Emmanuel Ringelblum Professor of Jewish History at the University of California, Davis, and is also currently on leave as Koret Professor of Jewish History at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.
Nina Caputo is Assistant Professor of Medieval and Jewish History at Florida International University. She recently completed her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, and is currently working on a study of Nahmanides’ views on the interplay between the identity of individual Diaspora communities and the overarching traditions and literature shared by Jews worldwide.
David Engel is Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History at New York University and a fellow of the Diaspora Research Institute at Tel Aviv University. Among his books are In the Shadow of Auschwitz (1987), Facing a Holocaust (1993), Between Liberation and Flight (1996, in Hebrew), and The Holocaust: The Third Reich and the Jews (1999).
Peter Eli Gordon received his Ph.D. in modern European intellectual history from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1997. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Princeton University, where he is completing a book on Franz Rosenzweig and Martin Heidegger.
Abraham P. Socher is a Fellow in the Humanities at Stanford University.
David Sorkin, the Frances and Laurence Weinstein Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, is the author of The Transformation of German Jewry, 1780-1840 (1987), Moses Mendelssohn and the Religious Enlightenment (1996), and the forthcoming Orphans of Knowledge: The Berlin Haskalah and German Religious Thought.
Steven J. Zipperstein is Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History at Stanford University, where he is also Director of the Program in Jewish Studies. His most recent book is Imagining Russian Jewry: Memory, History, Identity (1999), part of the Stroum Lecture series in Jewish Studies published by the University of Washington Press. He is an editor of Jewish Social Studies: History, Culture, and Society.