Jewish Lives

Yale University Press's Jewish Lives is a major series of brief, interpretive biography designed to illuminate the imprint of eminent Jewish figures upon literature, religion, philosophy, politics, cultural and economic life, and the arts and sciences.
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Moshe Dayan in many ways embodied the State of Israel in its formative years. Born in 1915 on a communal settlement near the Sea of Galilee, Dayan grew up on the farm, working with Arabs but also resisting them when attacked. His profound Zionism, the constant threat under which he lived, and his willingness to fight those who were at once his neighbors and his foes shaped much of his thinking throughout his military and diplomatic career.

Moshe Dayan in many ways embodied the State of Israel in its formative years. Born in 1915 on a communal settlement near the Sea of Galilee, Dayan grew up on the farm, working with Arabs but also resisting them when attacked. His profound Zionism, the constant threat under which he lived, and his willingness to fight those who were at once his neighbors and his foes shaped much of his thinking throughout his military and diplomatic career.

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