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Meri-Jane Rochelson

Miami, Florida
Meri-Jane Rochelson is the author of A Jew in the Public Arena: The Career of Israel Zangwill, and she has produced new editions of Zangwill's 1908 play The Melting-Pot and his 1892 novel Children of the Ghetto. Her most recent book is Eli’s Story: A Twentieth-Century Jewish Life, a scholarly and personal biography of her father. Rochelson is Professor Emerita of English at Florida International University in Miami and is affiliated with FIU's programs in Jewish Studies and Women's and Gender Studies. She has presented and volunteered with Limmud Miami, and she is especially delighted to present this year at LimmudFest New Orleans.