Milwaukee JCC Hosts Author of New Moshe Dayan Biography, Announces Jewish Lives Book Series

Author Mordechai Bar-On will speak about "Moshe Dayan: The Hero and the Man" on November 1, 2012 at the Milwaukee JCC at 7:30 PM. Other cities on the tour include Palo Alto CA, Wilmette IL, and Washington D.C.
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Oct. 2, 2012 - PRLog -- Milwaukee, WI.    The Jewish Lives Book Series (web:, a new source for Jewish Biographies, announces that Mordechai Bar-On, author of Moshe Dayan: Israel's Controversial Hero will be on a US speaking tour October 29th  through November 3rd. Bar-On, a historian at the Ben-Zvi Institute in Jerusalem, served as Moshe Dayan's bureau chief in the 1950's and was elected to the Knesset in 1984.  While he worked intimately with Dayan, Bar-On says, “In the 1970s, … our political paths diverged, and both my fascination with and my criticism of Dayan’s course after the Six Day War find expression in this book.”

“I am looking forward to this book tour in the United States and delighted my book is part of the Jewish Lives Biography Series published by Yale University Press" explained Bar-On. "My new biography of Moshe Dayan highlights the complexities of the hero who was both a brilliant military leader and a man who despite common perceptions...was not the sabra par excellence but a complex personality with an inquisitive mind.”

For more information on this new book, go to -


Mordechai Bar-On will be speaking on his new Moshe Dayan biography at Milwaukee JCC, 6255 N Santa Monica Blvd, Whitefish Bay, WI on November 1, 2012.  Jewish Lives anticipates that  many local book club participants, library patrons, and others who are interested in Jewish culture and/or biography will be attending this important book event.  

For other locations, please see below.

More on Bar-On’s Book Tour on Moshe-Dayan, Israeli Military Leader

Bar-On will be speaking at the following locations:
October 29, 2012    7:30 PM
Palo Alto JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto CA

October 30, 2012    7:00 PM
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road, Lafayette, CA

November 1, 2012    7:30 PM
Milwuakee JCC, 6255 N Santa Monica Blvd, Whitefish Bay, WI

November 2, 2012    7:30 PM
Congregation Sukkat Shalom, 1001 Central Avenue, Wilmette, IL

November 4,2012   10:30 AM
Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington. D.C.

About the Jewish Lives Book Series

The Jewish Lives Book Series, a collaboration of the Leon D. Black Foundation and Yale University Press is a major new series of brief, interpretive biography offering an indispensable guide to illuminating the range and depth of the Jewish experience. Current titles include Robert Gottlieb on Sarah Bernhardt, Vivian Gornick on Emma Goldman, Mark Kurlansky on Hank Greenberg, Joshua Rubenstein on Leon Trotsky, Steven Weitzman on Solomon, and Shmuel Feiner on Moses Mendelssohn.  Forthcoming titles include Saul Friedlander on Franz Kafka, Rachel Cohen on Bernard Berenson, and Annie Cohen-Solal on Mark Rothko. For the complete lists, go to

For additional information about Mordechai Bar-On and his book see   For information about individual speaking events contact the host organization.
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