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Sylvia Barack Fishman, Chair of the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Department at Brandeis University, is the Joseph and Esther Foster Professor of Contemporary Jewish Life; and also co-director of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute. Professor Fishman is the author of seven books and numerous monographs and articles on the interplay of American and Jewish values, the impact of Jewish education, and contemporary Jewish literature and film. Her most recent books include The Way Into the Varieties of Jewishness, Double or Nothing? Jewish Families and Mixed Marriage, and Jewish Life and American Culture. Her recent study on young American Jewish leaders focuses on cultural expressions. She is currently heading a research project on new understandings of gender, love, and the Jewish family.