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Elisheva Carlebach

Elisheva Carlebach is Salo Wittmayer Baron Professor of Jewish History, Culture, and Society and Director of the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, Columbia University. She is the author of The Pursuit of Heresy (1990); Divided Souls: Converts from Judaism in Early Modern Germany (2000); Palaces of Time: Jewish Calendar and Culture in Early Modern Europe (2011); and editor of The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, Volume 6: Confronting Modernity, 1750–1880, among other works. She is a past president of the American Academy for Jewish Research. Photo courtesy of Elisheva Carlebach.

Todd M. Endelman is professor emeritus of History and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. He was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard University. Before moving to Michigan, he taught at Yeshiva University and Indiana University. He is the author of The Jews of Georgian England (1979), Radical Assimilation in English Jewish History (1990), The Jews of Britain (2002), and Broadening Jewish History (2012). His book, Leaving the Jewish Fold: Conversion and Radical Assimilation in Modern Jewish History (2015), was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Prize. He is coeditor of The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, Volume 8: Crisis and Creativity between World Wars, 1918–1939. Photo courtesy of Todd M. Endelman.

Todd M. Endelman
Zvi Gitelman

Zvi Gitelman is professor emeritus of Political Science and Preston R. Tisch Professor Emeritus of Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. He has written or edited eighteen books, the most recent of which is the edited volume, The New Jewish Diaspora: Russian-speaking Immigrants in the United States, Israel and Germany (Rutgers University Press, 2016). In 2012, Cambridge University Press published his Jewish Identities in Postcommunist Russia and Ukraine: An Uncertain Ethnicity, which drew on two large surveys he conducted with two colleagues in Russia. His current research examines the political uses of history in post-Communist states and in World War II in the USSR. He is coeditor of  The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, Volume 8: Crisis and Creativity between World Wars, 1918–1939. Photo courtesy of Zvi Gitelman.

Alison Joseph is Senior Editor at The Posen Library. She earned her Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and her M.A. in Jewish Studies from Emory University. Her first book Portrait of the Kings: The Davidic Prototype in Deuteronomistic Poetics received the 2016 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise. Her expertise in Hebrew Bible proved especially valuable in editing and producing The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, Volume 1: Ancient Israel, from Its Beginnings through 332 BCE, edited by Jeffrey H. Tigay and Adele Berlin. Photo courtesy of Alison Joseph.

Alison Joseph
Samuel Kassow

Samuel Kassow, Charles Northam Professor of History at Trinity College, is the author of many studies on Russian and Jewish history including Who Will Write Our History: Emanuel Ringelblum, the Warsaw Ghetto and the Oyneg Shabes Archive (Indiana University Press, 2007), which has been translated into eight languages. It received the Orbis Prize of the AAASS and was a finalist for a National Jewish Book Award. Who Will Write Our History was adapted into a documentary of the same title in 2018. Kassow is coeditor of  The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, Volume 9: Catastrophe and Rebirth, 1939–1973. Photo: Lisa Pleskow.

Deborah Dash Moore is the Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History and Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. An American Jewish historian, her work focuses on urban Jews. She is the editor in chief of The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization and the author of several books, including GI Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation. She also served as coeditor of  The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, Volume 10: Late Twentieth Century, 1973–2005. Photo courtesy of Deborah Dash Moore.

Deborah Dash Moore 
David G. Roskies

David G. Roskies is a native of Montreal, Canada, and a product of its Yiddish secular schools. Roskies teaches Yiddish literature and culture and Jewish literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The author of many books, his major works include Against the Apocalypse: Responses to Catastrophe in Modern Jewish Culture (1984), which won the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize from Phi Beta Kappa. Roskies was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012. He is coeditor of The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, Volume 9: Catastrophe and Rebirth, 1939–1973. Teaching Clips featuring David G. Roskies will be available in 2022. Photo courtesy of David G. Roskies.

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