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  • Contributors to This Issue

Brenda Bacon is a senior lecturer in Jewish education at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, where she heads the Jewish education track of the M.A. degree in Jewish Studies. Her areas of research are gender and education, and curriculum and ideologies. Among the courses she teaches is one on the role of various Israeli bat/bar-mitzvah curricula in shaping gender identity, and she has published an article on this topic.

Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg is Associate Professor of Religion and Jewish Studies at Colgate University. Her research focuses on the intersection of the Hebrew Bible with contemporary culture. She has written articles about the use of the Bible by contemporary Jewish authors; the Ten Commandments in America; same-sex marriage and the Bible; and the Bible in Israeli poetry. She is the author of Sustaining Fictions: Intertextuality, Midrash, Translation, and the Literary Afterlife of the Bible (Bloomsbury, 2008), and the co-editor, with Peter Hawkins, of Scrolls of Love: Ruth and the Song of Songs (Fordham University Press, 2006) and From the Margins 1: Women of the Hebrew Bible and Their Afterlives (Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2009).

Irene Eber is Professor (emeritus) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is a specialist in Chinese history, currently working on Jews and China. Among her publications is her volume of translations of Yiddish and German writings about Shanghai by Jewish writers who lived there: Voices from Shanghai: Jewish Exiles in Wartime China (University of Chicago Press, 2008). Her most recent book is Wartime Shanghai and the Jewish Refugees from Central Europe: Survival, Co-Existence, and Identity in a Multi-Ethnic City (De Gruyter, 2012).

Kristine Henriksen Garroway was appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Bible at the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion Jack H. Skirball Campus in 2011. Her scholarly interests include the status of children in the ancient Near East, Deuteronomistic histories, former prophets, feminist and gender studies, and archaeology. Prior to her appointment at HUC she spent time studying and researching in Israel and has participated in excavations at Ashkelon, Tel Dor and Tel Dan.

Aubrey L. Glazer, Ph.D. (University of Toronto), an independent scholar currently serving as Rabbi of the Jewish Community Center of Harrison, New York, is passionate about bringing Jewish mysticism and Hebrew poetry into conversation, an issue addressed in his books Contemporary Hebrew Mystical Poetry: How It Redeems Jewish Thinking (Edwin Mellen Press, 2009) and Mystical Vertigo: Kabbalistic Hebrew Poetry Dancing Over the Divide (Academic Studies Press, forthcoming in [End Page 177] 2013). His thinking about the future of Jewish philosophy is reflected in his book A New Physiognomy of Jewish Thinking: Critical Theory after Adorno as Applied to Jewish Thought (New York: Continuum, 2011).

Carol Hamoy’s work has been exhibited in many venues, including The Mizel Museum in Denver, The National Museum of Jewish History in Philadelphia and The Jewish Museum in New York City, and it remains in the permanent collections of, among others, The Museum of Art in Ein Harod, Israel, The Hebrew Union College Museum in New York City, The Jewish Museum of Florida and the Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. She has been the recipient of several grants and fellowships, including a Hadassah Brandeis Research Award, a Gottlieb Foundation grant, a Pollock-Krasner fellowship and two awards from The Memorial Foundation of Jewish Culture. She lives and works in New York City.

Ruth Kara-Ivanov Kaniel, born to a “refusenik” family in Moscow in 1979, is a Kreitman Post-Doctoral Fellow and a lecturer in the Department of Jewish Thought at Ben-Gurion University. Her article is drawn from her larger study of motherhood and seduction in the myth of King David’s messianic dynasty in the Hebrew Bible, rabbinic literature and the Zoharic corpus, analyzed from the perspectives of Jewish mysticism, messianic myth, gender theory and psychoanalysis.

Oren Kosansky is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Lewis & Clark College. He is co-editor, with Ra‘anan S. Boustan and Marina Rustow, of Jewish Studies at...


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