About the Editors
Leonard S. Kravitz is a professor of Midrash and Homiletics at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York, where he was ordained and received his Ph.D. He has been an army chaplain and a congregational rabbi. He is the author of The Hidden Doctrine of Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed and was one of the editors of the JWB Prayer Book for Jewish Personnel in the Armed Forces of the United States. With Kerry M. Olitzky, he wrote Pirke Avot: A Modern Commentary on Jewish Ethics. Rabbi Kravitz is married and the father of two daughters.
Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky, D.H.L., is director of the School of Education at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York, where he also directs its graduate studies program. He writes and lectures widely on topics related to innovative religious education and spiritual renewal. He is the author or editor of 25 books and over 100 articles. Rabbi Olitzky's recent works include The How To Handbook for Jewish Living, volume 2, and Sacred Moments: Tales from the Jewish Life Cycle, both co-authored with Rabbi Ronald H. Isaacs. As the leading contributor to the Jewish Twelve Step spirituality, Rabbi Olitzky is the coauthor of Twelve Jewish Steps to Recovery and author of One Hundred Blessings a Day, a book of daily meditations and affirmations based on the calendar and holiday cycle. He also prepared Sparks beneath the Surface: A Spiritual Commentary on the Torah with Rabbi Lawrence S. Kushner. Rabbi Olitzky and his wife, Sheryl, live in suburban New Jersey with their two children.