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  • Contributors to This Issue

Janine P. Holc is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Loyola College in Maryland. Her work is on representations of Catholic-Jewish relations in contemporary Poland.

Rami Kimchi is an Israeli culture critic and filmmaker. His films include Galia's Wedding (1986), Travels With My Brother (1997), Cinema Egypt (2001), and Father Language (2006). His main interests are in Israeli cinema, modern Hebrew literature, Yiddish literature, Palestinian cinema, and Near Eastern cinema. He has published articles in Shofar, Reeh, Balshanoot Ivrit, Moznaim, Iton 77, and Hakivon Mizrach. Kimchi received his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan, his DEA in Jewish Civilization from Paris University, his MA in Hebrew Literature and his BA in Film Television from Tel Aviv University. Kimchi was the winner of the Dov Sadan Prize for Hebrew Literature in 1993 and has won prizes for Galia's Wedding at the International Film Festival in Jerusalem in 1987 and at the Munich International Film Festival in 1986. Now he serves as a Visiting Professor of Jewish Studies at Tulane University, New Orleans.

David Pickus is Principal Lecturer at the Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University. He is interested in intellectual history and has published in the field of German and Balkan Jewish history.

Monica Tempian is Lecturer in German at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, where she teaches German language and culture. She is author of "Ein Traum gar seltsam schauerlich . . .": Romantikerbschaft und Experimental-psychologie in der Traumdichtung Heinrich Heines (2005) and now researches primarily in the areas of exile studies, and German-Jewish literature and culture.

Julia Schwartzmann received her Ph.D. in Jewish Thought from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is a Senior Lecturer in Jewish philosophy at the [End Page vii] Western Galilee Academic College, Israel. She has published papers on medieval Jewish philosophy and on medieval Jewish thinkers' attitudes toward women and femininity, and their interpretation of abstract concepts in a gendered narrative. In recent years she has focused her research on the concept of femininity in contemporary Jewish religious thought.

Harvey Shapiro is Associate Professor of Education and Jewish Studies at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. His most recent publications include "Double-Voice in S. Y. Agnon's 'Hanidah': Overtures to a Developing Discourse,"Journal of Modern Jewish Studies (Summer 2011) (in press); "John Dewey's Reception in "Schönian" Reflective Practice," Philosophy of Education Society Yearbook, 2010; "Contingency, Inquiry, and Effort: The Educational Thought of R. Hayyim of Volozhin," International Journal of Jewish Education Research, 2010 (2), "Hayyim of Volozhin's Non-Messianic Vision of the Present and Future," Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy, June 2007. [End Page viii]



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