Yehudah Mirsky

Yehudah Mirsky is Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis and on the faculty of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. He served in the Clinton Administration as special advisor in the US State Department’s human rights bureau, was a Red Cross chaplain after 9-11, and is the author of the widely-acclaimed volume, Rav Kook: Mystic in a Time of Revolution (Yale University Press), which he recently translated and revised in Hebrew as Rav Kook: Mabat Hadash (Devir). His Towards the Mystical Experience of Modernity: The Making of Rav Kook, 1865-1904 is forthcoming (Academic Studies Press) and he is currently working on the political theologies of liberalism, nationalism and human rights. His essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, and many other publications. He tweets @YehudahMirsky