Books from "Jewish Lives"

Jewish Lives is a prizewinning series of interpretative biography designed to explore the many facets of Jewish identity. Individual volumes 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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  • Soldier, Leader, Statesman

    Itamar Rabinovich

    03/05/2017, Hardcover
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300212297
  • Poet of Hebrew

    Avner Holtzman

    02/21/2017, Hardcover
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300200669
  • A Life in Films

    Molly Haskell

    01/03/2017, Hardcover
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300186932
  • A Human Life

    Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg

    11/22/2016, Hardcover
    $26.00 |
    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
  • American Prophet

    Jeffrey Rosen

    06/01/2016, Hardcover
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300158670
  • The Novel Politician

    David Cesarani

    04/26/2016, Hardcover
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300137514
  • Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power

    Neal Gabler

    04/26/2016, Cloth
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300210910
  • The Making of a Psychoanalyst

    Adam Phillips

    03/22/2016, Paper
    $15.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300219838
  • An American Musician

    Allen Shawn

    03/22/2016, Paper
    $15.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300219852
  • Toward the Light in the Chapel

    Annie Cohen-Solal

    03/22/2016, Paper
    $15.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300219685
  • The Poet of Shame and Guilt

    Saul Friedländer

    03/22/2016, Paper
    $15.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300219722
  • The Comedy of Existence

    Lee Siegel

    01/12/2016, Cloth
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300174458
  • The Search

    Benjamin Taylor

    10/27/2015, Cloth
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300164169
  • The Shock of the Modern

    Francine Prose

    09/29/2015, Cloth
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300203486
  • Prime Minister, Socialist, Zionist

    Pierre Birnbaum

    05/26/2015, Cloth
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300189803
  • His Space and Times

    Steven Gimbel

    04/28/2015, Cloth
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300196719

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