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Jewish Lives, Jewish Legacies
Tuesday, Dec 4th 6:30 PM

10 East 66th Street
Free
prizes ever awarded, 14 percent of Pulitzer Prizes for fiction . . . not to mention our major contributions to law, science, politics, philosophy and entertainment.

Eight prominent authors who’ve written biographies of some of the world’s preeminent Jews will join us to talk about their subjects’ struggles and achievements — and what they can teach us about who we are as a people.


RABBI AKIVA
SAGE OF THE TALMUD
Barry W. Holtz, Professor of Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America

BARBRA STREISAND
REDEFINING BEAUTY, FEMININITY AND POWER
Neal Gabler, award-winning journalist and historian

DAVID BEN-GURION
FATHER OF MODERN ISRAEL
Anita Shapira, winner of the Israel Prize for History

LOUIS D. BRANDEIS
AMERICAN PROPHET
Jeffrey Rosen, President & CEO of the National Constitution Center

EMMA GOLDMAN
REVOLUTION AS A WAY OF LIFE
Vivian Gornick, celebrated critic and essayist

H ANK GREENBERG
THE HERO WHO DIDN’T WANT TO BE ONE
Mark Kurlansky, award-winning author of 32 works of fiction and nonfiction

PEGGY GUGGENHEIM
THE SHOCK OF THE MODERN
Francine Prose, award-winning author of 20 novels

YITZHAK RABIN
SOLDIER, LEADER, STATESMAN
Itamar Rabinovich, Rabin’s ambassador in Washington and president of the Israel Institute


On this third night of Chanukah, we will light the candles and serve sufganiyot at a post-event reception where books will be sold and signed.


Moderated by James Atlas, founding editor of the Penguin Lives Series.

In collaboration with the Jewish Lives biography series.
A partnership of Yale University Press and the Leon D. Black Foundation



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