Dr. Joseph B. Glass received his doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has authored five books and numerous articles. Dr. Glass co-authored with Professor Kark the first volume in this series: Sephardic Entrepreneurs in Eretz Israel: The Amzalak Family, 1816-1918.
Professor Ruth Kark, Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has written and edited twenty books and over 200 articles on the history and historical geography of Palestine and Israel. She is co-editor of the book Jewish Women in the Yishuv and Zionism: A Gender Outlook (2002).