Ruth Ellen Gruber is an American writer, photographer, and independent scholar who has long been based in Europe. She has written extensively on Jewish issues.
Galit Hasan-Rokem is Max and Margarethe Grunwald Professor of Folklore and Professor of Hebrew Literature at the Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Oded Irshai is Professor in the Department of Jewish History, and Academic Head of the Ben-Zion Dinur Research Center for Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. [End Page 609]