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Geoffrey W. Dennis is Adjunct Instructor of Rabbinic Literature at the University of North Texas and author of the Encyclopedia of Jewish Myth Magic, and Mysticism (2007). His academic and professional articles have appeared in the Journal of Ritual Studies, Anthropology of Consciousness, and Journal of Central Conference of American Rabbis.

Avi S. Dennis is a junior at Marcus High School. He created and writes the blog Comix Secret HQ at

Helene Meyers is Professor of English and holder of the McManis University Chair at Southwestern University. The author of Femicidal Fears: Narratives of the Female Gothic Experience (2001), Reading Michael Chabon (2010), and Identity Papers: Contemporary Narratives of American Jewishness (2011), she is currently writing a book on Jewish American cinema.

Gideon Ofrat, art historian and curator, taught modern and Hebrew drama at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and taught aesthetics and the history of Israeli art at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. He has curated dozens of exhibitions in Israel and abroad: a series of nine exhibitions that introduced Israeli postmodernism, Artists House, Jerusalem (1981); historical exhibitions such as “The Figure of the Pioneer” (1983), “The Generation of 1948” (1984) and “The Sacrifice of Isaac” (1987); the Israeli Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (1993 Venice Biennale (1995); and more. He has written over forty books on Israeli art, philosophy, aesthetics, Israeli drama, and the Bible, including 100 Years of Israeli Art (1998) and The Jewish Derrida (1996). Between 2002 and 2004 he served as the artistic director and curator of Time for Art in Tel Aviv. In 2009, he was awarded the Curator’s Prize by the Ministry of Culture.

Benjamin E. Sax is an assistant professor of Judaic Studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Sax has published on topics relating to Jewish atheism, Jewish-Christian Relations, the Holocaust, German-Jewish history and culture, Jewish philosophy, and contemporary Jewish theology. He has contributed to Jewish Theology in Our Time: A New Generation Explores the Foundation and Future of Jewish Belief (2010). His essay there has been translated into Spanish for the volume La Teologiá Judiá en Neustro Tiempo (2012). His most recent publication “Das geflügelte Wort: Franz [End Page 155] Rosenzweig als Post-Goethekenner,” appeared in Naharaim: Zeitschrift für deutsche-jüdische Literatur und Kulturgeschichte (Naharaim: Journal for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History).

Mei-Yu Tsai received her Ph.D. in English from Michigan State University. She is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan. She has published articles on trauma, Holocaust theory, Israeli-Palestinian literature, and various issues concerning trauma theory. Her research and teaching interests include trauma studies, twentieth-century English literature, and post-Holocaust studies. Email: [End Page 156]



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