Kimmy Caplan teaches in the Koschitzky Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. His field of scholarly interest is Jewish religious history in the 19th and 20th centuries, and he studies religious trends, sermons, and homiletic literature, and popular religion. A biography he wrote, entitled Amram Blau: The World of Neturei Karta’s Leader, is scheduled to appear in Spring 2017 with Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi and the Ben-Gurion Research Institute.
Zev Eleff is Chief Academic Officer of Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, IL. He is the author of six books and more than thirty scholarly articles in the field of American Jewish history. His Who Rules the Synagogue (Oxford) and Modern Orthodox Judaism (JPS) were both named finalists for 2016 National Jewish Book Awards.
David Ellenson is Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies and Visiting Professor in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University. He is also Chancellor Emeritus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, where he served as President from 2001–2013. His most recent book is Jewish Meaning in a World of Choice, published in the Jewish Publication Society/University of Nebraska Distinguished Scholars Series.
Adam S. Ferziger holds the Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch Chair for Research of the Torah and Derekh Erez Movement in the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel. He is co-convener of the Oxford Summer Institute for Modern and Contemporary Judaism, and a senior associate of the Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Ferziger was the recipient of Bar-Ilan’s “Outstanding Lecturer” award for 2011. He has served as a visiting scholar/fellow in Wolfson College - University of Oxford, University of Sydney, and University of Shandong, Jinan, China, and is presently the Arnold Distinguished Visiting Professor, College of Charleston. His books include: Exclusion and Hierarchy: (University of Pennsylvania, 2005); Jewish Denominations (Melton/The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2012); and most recently Beyond Sectarianism (Wayne State University, 2015), which was accorded the 2015 National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies.
Rafael Medoff is founding director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, coeditor of the Encyclopedia of America’s Response to the Holocaust, and author or editor of 16 books, including Jewish Americans and Political Participation, which was selected as one of Choice’s Outstanding Academic Titles of 2002.
Deborah Dash Moore is the Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. A historian of American Jews, her most recent book is Urban Origins of American Judaism (2014). As co-editor of the Modern Jewish Experience series at Indiana University Press, she was [End Page vi] pleased to publish two books by Jeffrey S. Gurock: Orthodox Jews in America and Judaism’s Encounter with American Sports. Currently she serves as editor in chief of the 10-volume Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization.
Pamela S. Nadell is Professor of History and holds the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s and Gender History at American University, where she directs the Jewish Studies Program. She is President of the Association for Jewish Studies and a recipient of the American Jewish Historical Society’s Lee Max Friedman Award for distinguished service. Her books include Women Who Would be Rabbis: A History of Women’s Ordination, 1889–1985, which was a finalist for a National Jewish Book Award, and the co-edited Making Women’s Women’s Histories: Beyond National Perspectives.
Jonathan D. Sarna is University Professor and the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University, where he chairs its Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program. He also is the past president of the Association for Jewish Studies and Chief Historian of the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. Author or editor of more than thirty books on American Jewish history and life, his American Judaism: A History won six awards including the 2004 “Everett Jewish Book of the Year Award” from the Jewish Book Council. Sarna is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of...