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Ruth R. Wisse
Harvard University, USA


Ruth R. Wisse is the Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, and has taught at McGill, Stanford, New York, Hebrew and Tel Aviv universities.  A pre-eminent authority on modern Jewish literature and a widely published scholar, editor, essayist and columnist, Professor Wisse is most recently the author of Jews and Power.  Her work appears regularly in Commentary, Weekly Standard, and Jewish Review of Books.



   
 
 
 
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Tammi Rossman Benjamin
Tammi Rossman-Benjamin is cofounder and director of AMCHA Initiative, a non-profit organization that investigates, documents and combats anti-Semitism at institutions of higher education in America, and was a faculty member in Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of California from 1996 - 2016.
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