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  • Contributors to This Issue

Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska is Professor of American and Comparative Literature and Head of the Center for Jewish Studies at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland. Her books include Isaac Bashevis Singer's Poland: Exile and Return (1994, in Polish), Contemporary Jewish Writing in Poland: An Anthology (2001, with Antony Polonsky), Shades of Identity: Jewish Literature as a Multilingual Phenomenon (2004, in Polish), Kazimierz vel Kuzmir: A Shtetl of Various Dreams (2006 in Polish), My Home Used to Be There . . . Memorial Books of Jewish Communities (2009, co-editor, in Polish). She is the recipient of the 2004 Jan Karski and Pola Nireńska Award for research in the field of Yiddish.

Eleonora Bergman is an architect, an author of books on extant synagogues in Poland (with Jan Jagielski, 1996), on Moorish synagogues in Central Eastern Europe (2004), and on synagogues of Warsaw (2007), and of several dozen articles published in Poland and abroad. From 1991 she has been affiliated with the Jewish Historical Institute and in 2007 became its director.

Jan Doktór is Professor of History at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw. He received his Ph.D from the Institute for Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is the author of eight books on Jewish mysticism, messianism, Frankism, Hasidism, and "Judenmission" and is currently working on Jewish internal censorship of Jewish books in Poland-Lithuania in the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries.

Michał Galas is an associate Professor in the Department of Jewish Studies of the Jagiellonian University. He teaches the history of Judaism and the history of Jews in Poland, East-Central Europe, and the United States. His recent research is dedicated to the influence of progressive Judaism in Poland up to [End Page vii] the Holocaust. He is the author and editor of many studies which have been published in Polish, English, and German. His latest books are Rabbi Marcus Jastrow and His Program of Reform of Judaism: Studies from the History of Judaism in the Second Half of the 19th Century (Kraków 2007; in Polish), "Light and Sun": Studies on Hasidism (editor, Kraków 2006; In Polish), Polin. Studies in Polish Jewry: Jews in Krakow, Vol. 23 (co-editor with Antony Polonsky, 2011).

Alina Molisak studied at the University of Warsaw and at the University in Mainz. Since 1993 she has been a scholar at the University of Warsaw, where she earned her Ph.D. in 2003. She has been a visiting professor at the University in Hamburg (2006), in Berlin (Gastdozentin in the winter term 2007/2008), Bonn (2007), Paris (2005), Mainz (2008) and Tübingen (2007, 2008). She is a member of Gesellschaft für europäisch-jüdische Literaturstudien. Among her publications: Judaism as a Fate: On Bogdan Wojdowski (Warsaw, 2004, in Polish), Appropriateness and Form: How to Tell about the Holocaust (co-editor, Krakow 2005, in Polish), and Polish-Jewish Writers in the Twentieth Century (co-editor, Warsaw, 2006, in Polish).

Stanislaw Obirek is a professor at Łódź University. He teaches in the Department of Transatlantic and Media Studies. He was a visiting professor at Holy Cross College in Worcester MA, and a fellow at St. Louis University. His books include The Vision of the Church and the State in Piotr Skarga's Sermons (1994, in Polish), The Jesuits in the Commonwealth of Poland-Lithuania, 1564-1668 (1996, in Polish), Religion: A Shelter or a Prison? (2006, in Polish), On the Fringes of Catholicism (2008, in Polish), Catholicism as a Cultural Phenomenon in the Time of Globalization: A Polish Perspective (2009), Winged Mind: Walter Ong's Anthropology of Word (2010, in Polish).

Shoshana Ronen is an associate professor at Warsaw University and currently is head of the Hebrew Studies Department at the Faculty of Oriental Studies. Among her publications: In Pursuit of the Void: Journeys to Poland in Contemporary Israeli Literature (2001), Nietzsche and Wittgenstein: In Search of Secular Salvation (2002), and Polin—A Land of Forests and Rivers: Images of Poland and Poles in Contemporary Hebrew Literature in Israel (2007).

Szymon Rudnicki, a historian, is a professor in the faculty of history in Warsaw University and the author of books...


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