Steven L. Jacobs serves as the rabbi of Temple B'nai Sholom, Huntsville, Alabama, and teaches Jewish Studies at Oakwood College, Huntsville, and Mississippi State University, Starkville. He received his B.A. (with distinction) from the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, and his B.H.L., M.A.H.L., D.H.L., and rabbinic ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to serving congregations in Steubenville, Ohio, Niagara Falls, New York, Birmingham and Mobile, Alabama, and Dallas, Texas, he has taught at Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham-Southern College, and Samford University, Birmingham. Author of more than fifty scholarly articles and reviews dealing primarily with the Shoah, his books include Shirot Bialik.. A New and Annotated Translation of Chaim Nachman Bialik's Epic Poems ( Columbus: Alpha Publishing Company, 1987), Raphael Lemkin's Thoughts on Nazi Genocide: Not Guilty? ( Lewiston, N.Y.: The Edwin Mellen Company, 1992), Contemporary Jewish Religious Responses to the Shoah and Contemporary Christian Religious Responses to the Shoah ( Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1993). He serves on the Alabama State Holocaust Advisory Council and as an Educational Consultant to the Center on the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights, Philadelphia. He is, also, the editor of the papers of the late Raphael Lemkin, the "father" of the United Nations Treaty on Genocide. He is married to the former Louanne Clayton; they have three children: Hannah, Naomi, and Shea.
Because Steven Jacobs believes so strongly in the concept of "Covenants of Dialogue," you are to feel free to write him in response to this book at Post Office Box 2463, Huntsville, Alabama 35804-2463.