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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  • An American Musician

    Allen Shawn

    09/30/2014, Cloth
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300144284
  • The Divided Heart

    David Wolpe

    09/16/2014, Cloth
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300188783
  • The Making of a Psychoanalyst

    Adam Phillips

    05/27/2014, Cloth
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300158663
  • A Life

    Hillel Halkin

    05/27/2014, Cloth
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300136623
  • Mystic in a Time of Revolution

    Yehudah Mirsky

    02/11/2014, Cloth
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300164244
  • An Imperious Life

    Dorothy Gallagher

    01/28/2014, Cloth
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300164978
  • The Matter of a Life

    Berel Lang

    11/26/2013, Cloth
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300137231
  • A Life in the Picture Trade

    Rachel Cohen

    10/22/2013, Cloth
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300149425
  • Revolution as a Way of Life

    Vivian Gornick

    09/24/2013, Paper
    $16.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300198232
  • A Revolutionary's Life

    Joshua Rubenstein

    09/24/2013, Paper
    $16.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300198324
  • The Hero Who Didn't Want to Be One

    Mark Kurlansky

    05/07/2013, Paper
    $16.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300192469
  • The Life of Sarah Bernhardt

    Robert Gottlieb

    04/30/2013, Paper
    $16.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300192599
  • The Poet of Shame and Guilt

    Saul Friedländer

    04/16/2013, Cloth
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300136616
  • Unexpected Patriarch

    Yair Zakovitch; Translated by Valerie Zakovitch

    11/20/2012, Cloth
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300144260
  • Israel's Controversial Hero

    Mordechai Bar-On

    07/17/2012, Cloth
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300149418
  • Weimar's Fallen Statesman

    Shulamit Volkov

    01/24/2012, Cloth
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300144314
  • A Revolutionary's Life

    Joshua Rubenstein

    10/15/2011, Cloth
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300137248
  • Revolution as a Way of Life

    Vivian Gornick

    10/04/2011, Cloth
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300137262

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