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  • Contributors to this issue

Rachel Adelman completed her Ph.D. in Hebrew Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has taught Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto, Miami University in Ohio, and Harvard University. Her first book, The Return of the Repressed: Pirqe de-Rabbi Eliezer and the Pseudepigrapha (Leiden: Brill 2009), is based on her doctoral dissertation. She is currently working on a second book, The Female Ruse: Women’s Deception and Divine Sanction in the Hebrew Bible, as a research associate in the Women’s Studies in Religion Program at Harvard Divinity School. She is an assistant professor of Hebrew Bible at Hebrew College in Boston.

Hagit Cohen teaches Jewish History at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies and at the Open University of Israel. Her research deals with the Yiddish book market in the U.S. in the interwar period. Her most recent project deals with the work and life of the Yiddish literature critic Shmuel Niger. She is the author of At the Bookseller’s Store: The Jewish Book Trade in Eastern Europe at the End of the Nineteenth Century (Hebrew; Jerusalem: Hebrew University/Magnes, 2006).

Yael Dekel is writing her dissertation entitled “The Poetics and Politics of Silence in Modern Hebrew Literature” in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. She currently lives in Beersheva, Israel, and works at the Heksherim Research Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. She also teaches in Israel’s Open University.

Nathan P. Devir teaches courses in Hebrew, Jewish Studies, and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Utah. His research focuses on the intersection between literary discourse, hermeneutics, and biblical exegesis, especially within the framework of modern Judaic cultural production (prose, poetry, theater, music, and cinema). His current book project examines the conceptual frameworks through which Jewish writers from differing backgrounds reference or re-envision traditional narratives from the intertextual reservoir of Judaic culture, based on factors such as geo-political affiliation, degree of religious observance, attitudes regarding gender roles, and notions of ethnicity.

Sylvie Fogiel-Bijaoui is Professor of Political Sociology at the College of Management, Rishon LeZion. She received her Ph.D. in 1981 from Paris X-Nanterre University and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She heads, with Dr Reina Rutlinger-Reiner, the Research Project “Family and Individualization—Gender, Religion, Nation and Human Rights” at the Van leer Institute in Jerusalem, and she also heads the Kibbutz Gender Research Project at Yad Tabenkin. Among her most [End Page 200] recent publications is her book: Democracy and Feminism: Gender, Citizenship, and Human Rights (2011, in Hebrew).

Ilan Fuchs is currently a visiting professor at the University of Calgary, where he teaches a variety of courses on Jewish and Israeli law. Prior to arriving in Calgary, he was a Schusterman visiting Israeli professor at Tulane University. His research interests include gender and Judaism, the intersection of Halacha and modernity, and the role of Orthodox politics in modern democratic society.

Karen Grumberg is Associate Professor of Hebrew Studies in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies and the Program in Comparative Literature at the University of Texas at Austin. Her book Place and Ideology in Contemporary Hebrew Literature was published in 2011 by Syracuse University Press. She is currently working on a second book, on Gothic tropes in Hebrew literature spanning the twentieth century.

Rachel S. Harris is Assistant Professor of Israeli literature and culture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her essays have appeared in Israel Studies, the Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, Shofar and the Journal of Jewish Identities (JOJI). She co-edited Narratives of Dissent: War in Israeli Arts and Culture with Ranen Omer-Sherman (Wayne State Press, 2013) Her current book project is entitled “An Ideological Death: Suicide in Israeli Literature.”

Gail Labovitz is Associate Professor of Rabbinic Literature at the American Jewish University, where she teaches in the Ziegler School of Rabbinic...


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