Rabbi Herbert Bronstein is a lecturer and writer in the field of comparative religion, religion faculty member at Lake Forest College and senior scholar at North Shore Congregation Israel. He was ordained at Hebrew Union College.
Palestinian born Dr. Issam Nassar is a professor of history at Illinois State University. He is an associate editor with the Jeruslem Quarterly. Dr. Nassar has written several books including European Portrayal of Jerusalem:
Religious Fascinations and Colonial Imaginations and Photographing Jerusalem:
The Image of the City in Nineteenth Century Photography. He received his BA from Brizeit University, Palestine and his Doctor of Arts from Illinois State University.