Asher Weill

Asher Weill is a publisher and editor. Born in 1936 and and educated in Britain, he immigrated to Israel in 1958 while an editor at Oxford University Press. He founded Israel Universities Press which later became part of Keter Publishing House. Publisher and Managing Director of Weidenfeld and Nicolson Jerusalem, he then founded Edanim Publishers in partnership with the Yediot Aharonot newspaper. Since 1982, he has been editor in chief of Ariel: The Israel Review of Arts and Letters, published in six languages.

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Bracha Peli

Bracha Peli was unique among the literary community of pre-state Palestine, creating what was probably the most successful and dynamic publishing house in the country at the time. Born Bronya Kutzenok in Tsarist Russia, Peli had an expansive and highly successful career.

Racheli Edelman

Racheli Edelman, a leading Hebrew publisher in her own right, is a scion of two of Israel’s most distinguished book and newspaper publishing families—Schocken and Persitz.


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