Leora Batnitzky is Ronald O. Perelman Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor and Chair of Religion at Princeton University. She is the author of Idolatry and Representation: The Philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig Reconsidered (Princeton, 2000), Leo Strauss and Emmanuel Levinas: Philosophy and the Politics of Revelation (Cambridge, 2006), and How Judaism Became a Religion: An Introduction to Modern Jewish Thought (Princeton, 2011), as well as the co-editor of The Book of Job: Aesthetics, Ethics and Hermeneutics (De Gruyter, 2014), Jewish Legal Theories (Brandeis Library of Modern Jewish Thought, 2018) and Institutionalizing Rights and Religion (Cambridge, 2017). Her current book project is a comparative study of legal cases concerning religious conversion in Israel and India.
Vivian Liska is Professor of German literature and director of the Institute of Jewish Studies at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Since 2013, she is Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Faculty of the Humanities at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her recent books include Giorgio Agambens leerer Messianismus (Wien: Schlebrügge Editor, 2008), When Kafka Says We. Uncommon Communities in German-Jewish Literature (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009), Fremde Gemeinschaft. Deutsch-jüdische Literatur der Moderne (Göttingen: Wallstein, 2011), and German-Jewish Thought and its Afterlife. A Tenuous Legacy (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017). She is the editor of the book series Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts (Berlin: De Gruyter).
Ilana Pardes is the Katharine Cornell Professor of Comparative Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the director of the Center for Literary Studies. She is the author of Countertraditions in the Bible: A Feminist Approach (Harvard University Press, 1992), The Biography of Ancient Israel: National Narratives in the Bible (University of California Press, 2000), Melville's Bibles (University of California, 2008), Agnon's Moonstruck Lovers: The Song of Songs in Israeli Culture (The Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies, University of Washington Press, 2013), and The Song of Songs: A Biography (Lives of Great Religious Books, Princeton University Press, 2019). She is currently working on the reception of the Book of Ruth.