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  • Contributors to this Issue

Brenda Socachevsky Bacon is head of the Jewish education track in the M.A. program in Jewish studies at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem. Her primary areas of research are gender and education, as well as curriculum and ideologies.

Alina Bernstein is a lecturer at the School of Communication, the College of Management, Academic Studies, Israel. Her main area of research is media and sport. Among her publications are her edited volumes Sport, Media, Culture: Global and Local Dimensions (co-edited by Neil Blain; Frank Cass, 2003) and Bodies of Discourse: Sport Stars, Mass Media and the Global Public (co-edited by Michael Real and Cornel Sandvoss; Hampton Press, forthcoming in 2008).

Naomi G. Cohen, who received her Ph.D. from the Hebrew University in 1971, taught for many years at Tel-Aviv and Haifa Universities and has published extensively in the fields of Jewish philosophy, education, religion and feminism, and religion and the State of Israel. She is a founding member and was for many years on the executive boards of the Israel Women's Network, Kolech–The Religious Women's Forum, and the Judith Lieberman Institute. Her latest book is Philo's Scriptures: Citations from the Prophets and Writings—Evidence for a Haftarah Cycle in Second Temple Judaism (Brill, 2007). She has taught an ongoing Talmud class for women at her home in Haifa since 1978.

Tova Cohen is Professor of Hebrew Literature and Director of the Program in Gender Studies at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Her areas of academic specialization include nineteenth-century Hebrew literature and women's writings in Hebrew. Her most recent book (co-authored with Shemuel Feiner) is an anthology of nineteenth-century Hebrew writings by women, Kol 'almah 'Ivriyah (Voice of a Hebrew Maiden: Women's Writings of the Nineteenth Century Haskalah Movement, 2006).

Johanna Drucker is Robertson Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. She has lectured and published widely on topics in contemporary art, digital aesthetics and visual poetry. She is the author of many critical [End Page 226] books, including The Century of Artists' Books. Her works are in museum and library collections throughout the United States and Europe.

Ellen Frankel is CEO and Editor-in-Chief of The Jewish Publication Society. Frankel's books include The Classic Tales (Jason Aronson, 1989); The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols (Jason Aronson, 1992); The Five Books of Miriam: A Woman's Commentary on the Torah (Putnam, 1996; Harper paperback, 1997; published in Israel as Midrash Miryam, Am Oved, 2007); The Jewish Spirit (Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 1999); and The Illustrated Hebrew Bible (Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2000).

Yair Galily is a sport sociologist and holds academic degrees from universities in Israel, the USA and Great Britain. He teaches at Zinman College of Physical Education and Sports Sciences at the Wingate Institute and is founder and head of the Research Unit in the Israeli Football Association.

Marla Harris, an independent scholar, received her Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Brandeis University. Her essays have appeared in several journals, including Children's Literature in Education, African American Review, The Lion and the Unicorn and Feminist Media Studies.

Shira Klein is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History and the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. Direct correspondence to:

Natalie Naimark-Goldberg received her Ph.D. from Bar-Ilan University. Her dissertation on Jewish women and Enlightenment culture was written under the supervision of Prof. Shemuel Feiner of the Jewish History Department. She is currently involved in a German-Israeli research project on the emergence of the modern Jewish book market and the construction of the Haskalah community.

Haviva Ner-David is a rabbi and holds a Ph.D. in the philosophy of halakhah from Bar-Ilan University. She founded and directs Reut: The Center for Modern Jewish Marriage, and she teaches on issues related to women and Judaism. Her published writings include numerous articles, book chapters and short stories; her book Life on the Fringes: A Feminist Journey towards Traditional Rabbinic Ordination (JFL Books, 2000); and a second book nearing completion, Finding Chanah's...


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