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SHIMON ALTSHUL is a retired teacher and educator, who served in Jewish schools around the world. He holds degrees in English, education, and rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University. An academic translator and lifelong student of academic Jewish studies, his translations have appeared in a number of journals, including Modern Judaism.

ZACHARY BRAITERMAN is Professor in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University where he teaches modern Jewish thought and culture. He is the author of The Shape of Revelation: Aesthetics and Modern Jewish Thought (Stanford University Press, 2007); (God) After Auschwitz: Tradition and Change in Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought (Princeton University Press 1998), and is co-editor of The Cambridge History of Jewish Philosophy: The Modern Era (2012).

NETANEL FISHER is a senior lecturer at the Academic College for Law and Science Sha'arei Mishpat, Hod HaSharon, Israel. Among his research interests are religion and politics, immigration policies, Israel and Judaic studies, religious conversion and the new Jews phenomenon. His recent publications include: Conversion in Israel: Vision, Achievements, and Challenges, 2018 (co-edited with Yedidia Stern, Hebrew) and Becoming Jewish: New Jews and Emerging Jewish Communities in a Globalized World, 2016 (co-edited with Tudor Parfitt).

MANJA HERRMANN studied Jewish Studies and Modern History in Germany and Jerusalem. She is currently the post-doctoral fellow for the Selma Stern Center for Jewish Studies, Berlin-Brandenburg, at Technical University Berlin (Center for the Study of Antisemitism). At the Center she directs the research group "The 'Righteous Among the Nations' in Comparative Perspective." Her research interests include German and German-Jewish studies in the 19th and 20th centuries, the history of Zionism, and Holocaust memory

ASSAF MALACH (PhD, Bar-Ilan University) is the Founder and Head of the Jewish Statesmanship Center in Jerusalem, and a lecturer at Shalem College. His areas of expertise include nationalism, political philosophy and Jewish political thought. His publications include, "A Look at Nationalism and the Jewish-Israeli Case" (Lunim b'Tkumat, 2016, in Hebrew); "The Historic Zionism – An Alternative to Haim Gans' Approach to Zionism Justness" (2017, in Hebrew); and "The 'New Israel': the Idea and Image in the Christian Peoples" (Historia, 2018, in Hebrew).

HILDA NISSIMI is a senior lecturer in the general history department at Bar-Ilan University and presently serves as chair of the department. Her research interest is in Jewish identity as it is expressed in various ways, and especially in Jewish museums. Her latest article is, "The National Rhetoric of the Israel Museum: Between Zionism and Israeli Citizenship" (Iyunim 2017, in Hebrew). Her other academic interest is the convergence of Jewish and Imperial identities, and her forthcoming article entitled "Protestant Nationalism and a Secular State – the English Dialetics," in Nationalism and Secularization (Hebrew) debates the connection between antisemitism and English national identity.



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