Elissa Bemporad is the Urbach Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies and a Visiting Fellow in History and Jewish Studies at New School University, in New York City. She earned her Ph.D. in History from Stanford University in 2006 and is currently working on a book entitled Becoming Soviet Jews: The Bolshevik Experiment in a Jewish Metropolis, Minsk, 1915–1939.
Lila Corwin Berman is Assistant Professor of History and Religious Studies and the Mal and Lea Bank Early Career Assistant Professor in Jewish Studies at Pennsylvania State University. She is the author of the forthcoming Speaking of Jews: Rabbis, Intellectuals, and the Creation of an American Public Identity.
James A. Diamond is Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Chair of Jewish Studies and the Director of the Friedberg Geniza Project at the University of Waterloo. He is the author of Maimonides and the Hermeneutics of Concealment (2002) and Converts, Heretics and Lepers: Maimonides and the Outsider (2007).
Todd Hasak-Lowy is Assistant Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature at the University of Florida. He is the author of Here and Now: History, Nationalism, and Realism in Modern Hebrew Fiction (2008) and a forthcoming novel, Captives.
Iris Milner is Senior Lecturer at Tel Aviv University, where she teaches modern Hebrew and Holocaust literature. She is the author of Kiray avar: Biographyah, zehut ve-zikaron be-siporet ha-dor ha-sheni (2003) and Ha-narativim shel sifrut ha-Shoah (forthcoming in 2008).
Simone Schweber is the Goodman Associate Professor of Education and Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of Making Sense of the Holocaust: Lessons from Classroom Practice (2004) and, with Debbie Findling, Teaching the Holocaust (2007). [End Page 186]