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  • Contributors to This Issue

Howard Tzvi Adelman is director of the Jewish Studies Program at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.

Rachel Tzvia Back—poet, translator and professor of literature—lives in the Galilee and is a senior lecturer of English literature at Oranim College. Her translations of Lea Goldberg's poems, published in Lea Goldberg: Selected Poetry & Drama (Toby Press, 2005), were awarded a PEN Translation grant. She has published additional collections of Hebrew poetry in translation, including With an Iron Pen: Twenty Years of Hebrew Protest Poetry (SUNY Press, 2009), named "a historic collection" by Adrienne Rich. Her translations of the octogenarian poet Tuvia Ruebner, recipient of the Israel Prize in 2008, will be published in a bilingual edition by Hebrew Union College Press in 2014. Her most recent collection of original poetry is A Messenger Comes: Elegies (Singing Horse Press, 2012).

Janet Braun-Reinitz, the cover artist, is a muralist, painter and activist. She has collaborated in the painting of more than fifty community murals in the United States and internationally. Her work addresses feminist issues, including abortion rights, violence against women and health care, as well as focusing attention on the accomplishments of people who have affected issues in their own communities. Braun-Reinitz is the co-author, with Jane Weissman, of On the Wall: Four Decades of Community Murals in New York City (University Press of Mississippi, 2009) and, with Rochelle Shicoff, of The Mural Book: A Practical Guide for Educators (Crystal Productions, 2001). She has twice been the recipient of "Anonymous," a grant for the creation of political art, and she has received numerous other awards.

Janet Burstein, now Professor Emerita of English Literature at Drew University, has also taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She has published two books, Writing Mothers, Writing Daughters: Tracing the Maternal in Stories by American Jewish Women (University of Illinois Press, 1996) and Telling the Little Secrets: American Jewish Writing Since the 1980s (University of Wisconsin Press, 2006), as well as many essays on Victorian, women's and American Jewish literature, and, most recently, on Israeli films.

Barbara Burstin teaches courses on the Holocaust and the American Jewish Experience at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. She has written two books: After the Holocaust: The Migration of Polish Jews and Polish Christians to Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1989) and Steel City Jews: A History of Pittsburgh and Its Jews, 1840-1915 (2008). She is currently working on a sequel to that book and has produced a film on the Pittsburgh Jewish community, entitled A Jewish Legacy: Pittsburgh. [End Page 160]

Harriet Feinberg was on the staff of Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia. She edited Memories, the English translation of the autobiography of Dutch Jewish feminist and physician Aletta Jacobs (1854-1929). She has taught English and trained English teachers at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

Jill Fields is Professor of History and Founding Coordinator, Jewish Studies Certificate Program, at California State University, Fresno. She is the author of An Intimate Affair: Women, Lingerie and Sexuality (University of California Press, 2007) and the editor of Entering the Picture: Judy Chicago, the Fresno Feminist Art Program and the Collective Visions of Women Artists (Routledge, 2011).

Don Harrán is Artur Rubinstein Professor Emeritus of Musicology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has written extensively on Italian and Jewish art music in the early modern era. His latest book is Sarra Copia Sulam, Jewish Poet and Intellectual in Seventeenth-Century Venice, with her works "in verse and prose, along with writings of her contemporaries in her praise, condemnation, or defense," in a complete edition and translation (University of Chicago Press, 2009).

Ariella Lang received her Ph.D. in Italian Studies from Columbia University. Her research interests include minority rights and cultures, with a specific interest in Italian Jewish Studies, Holocaust Studies and the relationship between religion and nationalism. She has taught at Barnard College and Rutgers University, and she continues to teach at Columbia, where she also directs...


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