Janet Handler Burstein retired from full-time teaching as Professor of English Literature at Drew University, where she taught in both the college and the graduate school. Since then she has taught several courses at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She has published Writing Mothers (1996) and Telling the Little Secrets (2006), along with numerous articles on Victorian literature, women’s literature, and American Jewish literature. Since retirement she has worked exclusively on Israeli film, publishing five articles since 2009 in journals like Nashim (“Like Windows in the Wall: Four Documentaries by Israeli Women,” 2013), AJS Review (“Performing Holocaust Memory: Judd Ne’eman’s ‘Zitra,’” 2012), and Shofar (“Radical Vision: The Films of Judd Ne’eman,” 2012). In 2014 she was awarded a research grant by the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute for a project called Unforgiving Mirrors: “Madwomen” in Israeli Cinema. The present essay is part of that project.
Alexander Green is Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the Institute of Jewish Thought and Heritage. He completed his PhD at the University of Toronto in the Department for the Study of Religion and his MA in Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research focuses on medieval Jewish philosophy, ethics, and the history of biblical interpretation. He has published articles in the Jewish Studies Quarterly, Modern Judaism, and the Jewish Political Studies Review.
Stephen Katz is Professor of Modern Hebrew Language and Literature at Indiana University. He has published two book-length works on the fiction of S. Y. Agnon, including The Centrifugal Novel: S. Y. Agnon’s Poetics of Narrative (1999); a book on the representation in Hebrew literature of Native and African Americans, Red, Black, and Jew: New Frontiers in Hebrew Literature (2009); and numerous articles in such journals as Modern Judaism, Jewish History, and Hebrew Union College Annual.
Tatjana Lichtenstein is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of several articles that have appeared in such journals as Austrian History Yearbook and East European Jewish Affairs. Her monograph, Zionists in Interwar Czechoslovakia: Minority Nationalism and the Politics of Belonging, is forthcoming from Indiana University Press. [End Page 153]
Joe Price is a PhD candidate at The Ohio State University. His research interests include the Hebrew Bible and the ancient Near East, Hebrew philology, and Semitic languages. In his dissertation, Sacrilegious Rulers in the Ancient Near East, he examines various kings who were believed to have brought punishment from the god(s) because of their criminal acts. He has recently published “The Biblical Hebrew Feminine Singular Qal Participle: A Historical Reconstruction” in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (2014). [End Page 154]