Yehoyada Amir is an Associate Professor of Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University and the director of the Israel Rabbinic Program at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem. His research focuses on modern Jewish thinkers and thought. His book “Da’at Ma’amina” [Reason our of Faith], which is devoted to the philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig, is about to appear.
Allan Arkush is Associate Professor of Judaic Studies and History at Binghamton University. He is the author of Moses Mendelssohn and the Enlightenment (1994); and “The Jewish State and its Internal Enemies: Yoram Hazony versus Martin Buber and his ‘Ideological Children,’” in Jewish Social Studies (2001). Two of his forthcoming articles are “The Rights of Noahides” in The Jewish Political Tradition; and “Solomon Maimon and his Jewish Philosophical Predecessors” in Dialogues between Past and Present: Cultural Reconfigurations in Medieval and Modern Jewish History.
Myriam Bienenstock is Professor and Chair of German Philosophy at the University François Rabelais at Tours, France. She has published widely on German and Jewish Philosophy and on authors ranging from Kant, Herder, Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel to Rosenzweig and Levinas. At present, she is working on a book to be titled Hermann Cohen and Franz Rosenzweig: A Debate on German Thought.
William Collins Donahue is Associate Professor of German and a member of the Jewish Studies faculty at Rutgers University. He currently serves as Chair and Graduate Director in the Department of German, Russian and East European Languages and Literatures. He has written numerous articles on German literature and culture of the nineteenth and twentieth century, as well as on contemporary literature. His latest book, The End of Modernism: Elias Canetti’s Auto-da-Fe (2001), was awarded the Modern Language Association’s Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Languages and Literatures in 2002.
Robert Eisen is Associate Professor of Religion and Judaic Studies at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He received his B.A. from Yale University in 1983 and his Ph.D. in Jewish Thought from Brandeis University in 1990. His areas of specialty are Jewish philosophy and biblical interpretation. He is the author of Gersonides on Providence, Covenant, and the Chosen People (1995); and The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy (forthcoming).
Seth Ward is Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Wyoming and was Director of the Institute for Islamic-Judaic Studies at the University of Denver. Among his recent publications are “Maimonides [End Page 315] Family” and “Islamic-Jewish Relations” in the Readers’ Guide to Judaism (2000), pp. 297–298, 390–391; “Tsippori be-tekufah ha-aravit” (“Sepphoris in the Islamic Period”), in Yerushalayim ve-Eretz Israel (Arie Kindler Volume) (2000), pp. 147–154; and “Muhammad Said: ‘You are only a Jew from the Jews of Sepphoris’: Allegations of Jewish Ancestry of some Umayyads,” in the Journal of Near Eastern Studies (2000), pp. 147–154. [End Page 316]