Dr. Olga Kirschbaum-Shirazki grew up in Toronto. She has a PhD in modern European history from NYU. As a researcher and translator she has collaborated with numerous  authors and organizations on the topics of Jewish history, inter-religious encounters, the universal in Judaism, as well as Torah and the modern world.  She is also an editor of Tel Aviv Review of Books, an online review that presents the entire spectrum of views from and about Israeli culture, religion, and politics to an international audience