Books from "Jewish Lives"

Jewish Lives is a prizewinning series of interpretative biography designed to illuminate the imprint of Jewish figures upon literature, religion, philosophy, politics, cultural and economic life, and the arts and sciences.

Subjects are paired with authors to elicit lively, deeply informed books that explore the range and depth of the Jewish experience from antiquity to the present.

Jewish Lives is a partnership of Yale University Press and the Leon D. Black Foundation. Ileene Smith is editorial director. Anita Shapira and Steven J. Zipperstein are series editors.

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  • A Life in Dance

    Wendy Lesser

    10/09/2018, Hardcover
    $25.00 | Coming Soon
    ISBN: 9780300197594
  • Rabbi of Amsterdam

    Steven Nadler

    08/21/2018, Hardcover
    $25.00 | Coming Soon
    ISBN: 9780300224108
  • Master of the Kabbalah

    David Biale

    06/19/2018, Hardcover
    $25.00 | Coming Soon
    ISBN: 9780300215908
  • His Lives and Death

    Lillian Faderman

    05/22/2018, Hardcover
    $25.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300222616
  • Soldier, Leader, Statesman

    Itamar Rabinovich

    03/06/2018, Paper
    $15.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300234633
  • A Life in Films

    Molly Haskell

    02/06/2018, Paper
    $15.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300234473
  • Repairing the World

    Hasia R. Diner

    10/24/2017, Hardcover
    $25.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300203219
  • Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power

    Neal Gabler

    09/12/2017, Paper
    $15.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300230611
  • American Prophet

    Jeffrey Rosen

    09/12/2017, Paper
    $15.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300230710
  • The Divided Heart

    David Wolpe

    09/12/2017, Paper
    $15.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300230741
  • The Making of an American Movie Studio

    David Thomson

    08/08/2017, Hardcover
    $25.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300197600
  • Sage of the Talmud

    Barry W. Holtz

    03/14/2017, Hardcover
    $25.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300204872
  • Soldier, Leader, Statesman

    Itamar Rabinovich

    03/05/2017, Hardcover
    $25.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300212297
  • Poet of Hebrew

    Avner Holtzman

    02/21/2017, Hardcover
    $25.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300200669
  • A Life in Films

    Molly Haskell

    01/03/2017, Hardcover
    $25.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300186932
  • A Human Life

    Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg

    11/22/2016, Hardcover
    $25.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300209624
  • The Search

    Benjamin Taylor

    11/22/2016, Paper
    $16.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300224283
  • The Shock of the Modern

    Francine Prose

    11/22/2016, Paper
    $16.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300224290

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