Yochi Brandes


Born
Haifa, Israel

Yochi Brandes was born in Israel in 1959 to a family of Hassidic rabbis. With degrees in both Biblical Studies and Judaic Studies, she has been a prominent and sought-after lecturer on the Bible and on Jewish cultural topics for many years.

One of Israel's bestselling writers, she is the author of seven historical novels and two non-fiction books, all centered on Jewish ideas, history, and culture. She has been awarded the Book Publishers Association's Platinum Book Prize for all her novels, including The Secret Book of Kings.

The Secret Book of Kings is her first novel to appear in English translation.

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Average rating: 4.0 · 1,309 ratings · 199 reviews · 11 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Secret Book of Kings

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4.05 avg rating — 627 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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The Orchard

4.16 avg rating — 390 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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שבע אימהות

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4.25 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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אדל

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הגר

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3.44 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1998
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גרעינים לבנים

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2.98 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 2003
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וידוי

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גמר טוב

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3.29 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1997
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היהדות שלא הכרנו

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4.40 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2014
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לכבות את האהבה

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2.73 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2001
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“Swords can only harm those standing right in front of them, while stories determine who will live and who will die in future generations. I”
Yochi Brandes, The Secret Book of Kings

“interpretations speak to the mind, while stories penetrate directly to the heart.”
Yochi Brandes, The Orchard

“I believed that only constant surrender would ensure our survival, but Rabbi Akiva and Bar Kokhba proved to me with a string of brilliant victories that if the nation of Israel believes in itself and unifies in a common goal, no power in the world can stand against it, just as it was in the days of the Maccabees.”
Yochi Brandes, The Orchard

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