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Ofer Ashkenazi is a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at the University of Minnesota ( and a Research Fellow at the Koebner-Minerva Center for German History at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He is the author of The Walk into the Night: Reason and Subjectivity in Weimar Film (2010, Hebrew) and Weimar Film and Modern Jewish Identity (2012).

Avner Ben-Amos is Associate Professor of History of Education in the School of Education at Tel Aviv University ( He is the author of “War Commemoration and the Formation of Israeli National Identity” (2003), “The Palmach Museum in Tel-Aviv: History between Fact and Fiction” (2010), and “‘We Came to Liberate Majdanek’: The Israeli Defense Forces Delegations to Poland and the Military Usage of Holocaust Memory” (2011, with Tammy Hoffman, in Hebrew).

Jérôme Bourdon is Professor in the Department of Communication at Tel Aviv University and Associate Researcher at the Center for the Sociology of Innovation, CNRS/Ecole des Mines de Paris ( He is the author of, most recently, “Together, Nevertheless. Television Memories in Mainstream Jewish Israel” (2011, with N. Kligler-Vilenchik) and “Inside Television Audience Measurement: Deconstructing the Ratings Machine” (2011, with C. Méadel).

Ari Joskowicz is Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and European Studies at Vanderbilt University (a.joskowicz@Vanderbilt.Edu). He is currently completing a book on Jewish anti-Catholicism in Germany and France from the Enlightenment to the early twentieth century. He is also co-editor of a volume on secularism from the perspective of Jewish Studies in cooperation with the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies.

Anita Shapira is Professor Emerita in Jewish History at Tel Aviv University ( She specializes in the history of Zionism, the Jewish community in Palestine, and the state of Israel, with emphasis on cultural, social, and intellectual history. She is the author of numerous books and articles, among them Land and Power (1992), Berl: The Biography of a Socialist Zionist (1984), Yigal Allon, Native Son (2008), and the forthcoming Israel: A History. [End Page 182]

Adam Teller is Associate Professor of History and Judaic Studies at Brown University ( He is the author of Living Together: The Jewish Quarter of Poznań and Its Inhabitants in the Seventeenth Century (2003, in Hebrew) and Money, Power, and Influence: The Jews on the Radziwil̷l̷ Estates in Eighteenth-Century Lithuania (2005, in Hebrew; an English translation is forthcoming from Stanford University Press). [End Page 183]



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