Ammiel Alcalay teaches at Queens College, New York. His books include After Jews and Arabs: Remaking Levantine Culture (1993), The Cairo Notebooks (1993), Keys to the Garden: New Israeli Writing (1996), and Memories of Our Future: Selected Essays 1982–1999 (1999). He has also edited and translated numerous books from Bosnia, including Sarajevo: A War Journal (1993), by Zlatko Dizdarevic; The Tenth Circle of Hell (1996), by Rezak Hukanovic; and Sarajevo Blues (1998), by Semezdin Mehmedinovic.
Eliezer Bashan teaches in the Department of Jewish History at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. His major works include Captivity and Ransom in the Mediterranean: Jewish Society, 1391–1830 (1980), Studies in the History of the Jews in the Orient and North Africa (1996), The Anglican Missions and the Jews of Morocco in the Nineteenth Century (1991), The Taragano Family: Jewish Diplomats in the Dardanelles, 1699–1817 (1999), and The Jews of Morocco: Their Past and Culture (2000).
Issachar Ben-Ami is a senior researcher and lecturer in the Department of Jewish and Comparative Folklore at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of several books, including Moroccan Jewry: Ethno-Cultural Studies (Hebrew and French), Jewish Holy Men of Morocco and Their Miracles (Hebrew, 1994), Thousand and One Jewish Proverbs from Morocco (Hebrew, 1975), and Saint Veneration Among the Jews in Morocco (English, 1998).
David M. Bunis teaches in the Department of Romance Studies and Jewish Languages at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Among his many studies published recently are “The Language of the Sephardim: An Historical Overview,” in Haim Beinhart, ed., The Sephardi Legacy (1992); A Lexicon of the Hebrew and Aramaic Elements in Modern Judezmo (1993); and Voices from Jewish Saloniki (1999).
Joseph Chetrit is vice rector of the University of Haifa, where he teaches linguistics and is director of the Center for the Study of Jewish Culture in Spain and Muslim Countries. He is the editor of Miqqedem Umiyyam and the author of Piyyut and Hebrew Poetry in Morocco (1999) and Diversite