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  • Contributors

Allan Arkush is a Professor of Judaic Studies and History at Binghamton University. His recent publications include: “Michael Walzer’s Secular Jewish Thought,” Journal of Modern Jewish Studies 11.2 (2012); “Theocracy, Liberalism, and Modern Judaism,” Review of Politics 71.4 (2004); “Drawing up the Jewish Social Contract,” Jewish Quarterly Review 98.2 (2008).

Donna Robinson Divine is a Professor of Jewish Studies and a Professor of Government at Smith College. She is author of: Exiled in the Homeland: Zionism and the Return to Mandate Palestine (Austin, TX, 2010); and Postcolonial Theory and the Arab–Israeli Conflict, co-authored with Philip Salzman (New York, 2008).

Eliezer Don-Yehiya is Professor Emeritus of Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University. His recent publications include: “Jewish Orthodoxy and its Attitude to Israel,” Israel Studies 17.2 (2012); “Nationalism and Religion in the Conception of Menachem Begin,” in From Altalena to the Present Day, ed. Abraham Diskin (Jerusalem, 2011) [Hebrew]; Crisis and Change in a New State: Education, Religion and Politics in the Struggle over the Absorption of Mass Immigration in Israel (Jerusalem, 2008) [Hebrew].

Yoel Finkelman is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Jewish History at Bar-Ilan University and at the Givat Washington Academic College. His recent publications include: Strictly Kosher Reading: Popular Literature and the Condition of Contemporary Orthodoxy (Boston, 2011); and “Ultra-Orthodox/Haredi Education,” International Handbook of Jewish Education (2011).

Rachel Fish is a Lecturer in the Hornstein Program for Jewish Professional Leadership at Brandeis University. She recently completed her doctoral dissertation at Brandeis University on “Configurations of Binationalism: The Transformation of Bi-nationalism in Palestine/Israel 1920s–Present” in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies.

Tuvia Friling is a Senior Research Fellow at the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for Israel and Zionism, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. [End Page 294] His recent publications include: A Story of a Kapo in Auschwitz, History, Memory and Politics of Rescue (Waltham, MA, 2014); David Ben-Gurion, Vision y Legado, Discursos, Articulos y Corespondencia, co-authored with Paula Kabalo (Mexico City, 2008) [Spanish]; Arrows in the Dark: David Ben-Gurion, the Yishuv Leadership and Rescue Attempts during the Holocaust (Madison, WI, 2005).

Aziza Khazzoom is an Associate Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University Bloomington. Her recent publications include: Shifting Ethnic Boundaries and Inequality in Israel, Or: How the Polish Peddler Became a German Intellectual (Stanford, 2008); “Orientalism at the Gates: Immigration, The East/West Divide, and Elite Iraqi Jewish Women who Immigrated in Israel in the 1950s,” Signs 32:1 (2006); “Did the Israeli State Engineer Segregation? On the Placement of Jewish Immigrants in Development Towns in the 1950s,” Social Forces 84:1(2005).

Jacob (Kobi) Metzer is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and President of the Open University of Israel. His recent publications include: Settler Economies in World History, co-edited with Christopher Lloyd and Richard Sutch (Leiden, Boston, 2013); “Jewish Immigration to Palestine in the Long 1920s: An Exploratory Examination,” Journal of Israeli History 27.2 (2008); Land Rights, Ethno Nationality and Sovereignty in History, co-edited with Stanley Engerman (London, 2004).

Shay Rabineau is the Israel Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University. He completed his doctoral dissertation on “Marking and Mapping the Nation: The History of Israel’s Hiking Trail Network,” in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies in 2013.

Elie Rekhess is Director of Israel Studies at the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University and a Senior Research Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Tel-Aviv University. His recent publications include: Muslim Minorities in non-Muslim Majority Countries: The Islamic Movement in Israel as a Test Case, co-edited with Arik Rudnitzky (Tel-Aviv, 2013); The Arab Society in Israel: A Compendium (2009); An Analysis of the “Future Vision” Documents (New York, 2008). [End Page 295]

Edwin Seroussi is a Professor of Musicology and Director of the Jewish Music Research Centre at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His recent publications include: Dynamik Kulturellen Wandels Essays und Analysen, ed. Jenny Svensson (Münster...


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