Yehudah Mirsky is a former US State Department official. He teaches Judaic and Israel Studies at Brandeis University, and is the author of Rav Kook: Mystic in a Time of Revolution. His twitter feed is @YehudahMirsky.

The End of the World That 1948 Made

Seven decades later there are still lessons to be learned about history, politics, and human nature from that pivotal year


Rav Kook’s Pre-Zionist Spiritual Diary

An important new publication, from manuscript, of first chief rabbi and leading thinker of religious Zionism Abraham Isaac Kook’s hitherto nearly unknown 1890’s spiritual diary reveals a man working out the tensions in his nascent theology


The Shtiebel

Remembering the heilige yid of Manhattan’s West Side in the 1960s and ’70s

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