Ze'ev Safrai is Professor in the Martin Susz Department of Land of Israel Studies at Bar Ilan University in Israel. Safrai has written and edited ten books, among them Haggadah of the Sages (English ed.; Jerusalem: Carta, 2009), co-authored with his father, Professor Shmuel Safrai, and The Economy of Roman Palestine: The Missing Century (New York: Routledge, 1994). His latest book, the ground-breaking Parables of the Sages (Jerusalem: Carta, 2011), was co-authored with R. Steven Notley. Safrai also has written numerous articles on Jewish history, culture and the land of Israel in the Second Temple, Mishnaic and Talmudic times.