Presented by Yehuda Mirsky
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Yehudah Mirsky will elucidate the life and teachings of Rav Abraham Isaac Kook, the first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of British Mandatory Palestine.
Yehudah Mirsky is Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic studies at Brandeis University. He studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion and Yeshiva College and received rabbinic ordination in Jerusalem. He graduated from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the law review, and completed his Ph.D. in Religion at Harvard. Yehudah served in the United States State Department’s human rights bureau in the Clinton Administration, and was a Red Cross chaplain following the events of 9/11. He is the author of Rav Kook: Mystic in a Time of Revolution (Yale University Press) and Toward the Mystical Experience of Modernity (Academic Studies Press).
This program is made possible, in part, by Anne Germanacos.
To purchase a copy of Yehuda Mirsky’s newest book Towards the Mystical Experience of Modernity: The Making of Rav Kook, 1865–1904 from Afikomen Judaica, click here. To purchase a copy of Rav Kook: Mystic in a Time of Revolution, click here.