The Jewish Lives Podcast

The Jewish Lives Podcast

A monthly show by Jewish Lives exploring the life and legacy of an influential Jewish figure. Jewish Lives is a prizewinning biography series published by Yale University Press and the Leon D. Black Foundation. ... Show More

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October 18, 2019 19 min

Anarchist par excellence, Emma Goldman is one of the memorable political figures of our time. Vivian Gornick, author of the Jewish Lives biography Emma Goldman: Revolution as a Way of Life, draws a surpassingly intimate and insightful portrait of a woman of epic proportions.

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September 17, 2019 23 min

No figure looms larger in Jewish culture than Moses, and few have stories more enigmatic. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg, author of the Jewish Lives biography Moses: A Human Life, offers an unprecedented portrait of Moses's inner world and perplexing character.

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August 9, 2019 14 min

Karl Marx is one of the most influential and revolutionary thinkers in modern history, but his Jewish background is either overlooked or misrepresented. Shlomo Avineri, author of the Jewish Lives biography Karl Marx: Philosophy and Revolution, puts Marx’s Jewish background in its proper and balanced context.

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