Ari Ackerman is a lecturer at Schechter Institute in Jerusalem where he teaches Jewish thought and educational philosophy.
Miri Freud-Kandel received her PhD at the University of Cambridge and is a Lecturer in Modern Judaism at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Her research interests focus on the development of Orthodox Judaism in the modern and contemporary period, particularly in Britain. Her most recent publication is Orthodox Judaism in Britain Since 1913: An Ideology Forsaken (2006). She also co-edited (with Nicholas de Lange) Modern Judaism: An Oxford Guide (2005).
Alan Jotkowitz is a Senior Lecturer in Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel and the Director of the Jakobovits Center for Jewish Medical Ethics at B.G.U. Dr Jotkowitz is also an Attending Physician at Soroka University Medical Center in Beer-Sheva.
George Y. Kohler is a lecturer in Jewish Thought at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. He specializes in nineteenth and early twentieth century Jewish liberal theology but is also interested in the research regarding confessional antisemitism. He is preparing his dissertation on the reception of Maimonides' Guide in nineteenth century Germany for publication.
Stephen J. Whitfield holds the Max Richter Chair in American Civilization at Brandeis University. He is the author, most recently, of In Search of American Jewish Culture (University Press of New England, 1999, paperback 2001), and the editor, most recently, of A Companion to Twentieth-Century America (Blackwell, 2004, paperback 2007). [End Page 231]