NATHAN COHEN is an Associate Professor at the Center for Yiddish Studies at Bar Ilan University, Israel. His research focuses on East European Jewish cultural history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and on modern Yiddish literature. His most recent book, Yiddish – the Linguistic Leap: from a Common Dialect to a Cultural and Literary Language (2020) [Hebrew], deals with the changing reading habits in Yiddish in the Russian Empire and Poland between 1865 and 1914. Since 1998 he has been the Associate Editor of Yad Vashem Studies.
SANDER GILMAN is a distinguished professor of the Liberal Arts as well as Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University. A cultural and literary historian, he is the author or editor of over ninety books. He held the Goldwin Smith Professorship at Cornell University, the Henry Luce Professorship at the University of Chicago, and has been a visiting professor at numerous universities around the world. He was president of the Modern Languages Association in 1995 and was made a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2016).
LAWRENCE GROSSMAN recently retired after a 37-year career at the American Jewish Committee where he served as Director of Publications, editor of the American Jewish Year Book, and Associate Director of Research. He holds rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University and a Ph.D. in History from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
BOAZ HUSS holds the Aron Bernstein Chair in Jewish History at the Goldstein-Goren Department of Jewish Thought at Ben-Gurion University. He is the Vice-President of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism. His research interests include History of Kabbalah, Contemporary Kabbalah, Western Esotericism, New Age Culture and New Religious Movements in Israel. Recent publications are: Mystifying Kabbalah: Academic Scholarship, National Theology, and New Age Spirituality (2020), and The Zohar: Reception and Impact (2016).
ZVI RON is an educator living in Neve Daniel, Israel. He received rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Rabbanut and his Ph.D. in Jewish Theology from Spertus University. He edits the Jewish Bible Quarterly and has published over sixty scholarly articles on the Bible, Pseudepigrapha, Midrash, and Jewish customs. He is the author of Sefer Katan v'Gadol (2006) [Hebrew] about all the big and small letters in the Tanach, and Sefer ha-Ikkar Chaser (2017) [Hebrew] about variant spellings in the Tanach.