Yael S. Feldman is the Abraham I. Katsh Professor of Hebrew Culture and Education at New York University, where she teaches Hebrew and Comparative Literatures and Gender Theory. She holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University, where she also trained in psychoanalytic theory. She has published and lectured internationally and was awarded various fellowships including Fulbright, NEH, and the Oxford Center for Jewish Studies. Her most recent study, No Room of Their Own: Gender and Nation in Israeli Women’s Fiction (1999), was a National Jewish Book Awards Finalist. A Hebrew version, Lelo heder mi-shelahen, received the Friedman Prize for Hebrew Literature for 2003. Her current study, The Knife in the Air: Hebrew Sacrificial Narratives, examines the nexus of Bible, gender and psycho-politics in theories of nationalism and peace and in modern Hebrew culture.