Book Launch for Rav Kook: Mystic in an Age of Revolution

JCC Manhattan to Host Yehudah Mirsky Speaking About His Book on Rav Kook February 23, 2014 5 to 7pm Free
 
 
Rav Kook: Mystic in an Age of Revolution
Rav Kook: Mystic in an Age of Revolution
NEW YORK - Jan. 27, 2014 - PRLog -- Rav Kook—philosopher, mystic, poet, jurist, communal leader, saint—was one of the most influential and controversial rabbis of the twentieth century. His legacy is still hotly debated and his story essential to the understanding ofIsraeli politics, contemporary Jewish spirituality, and modern Jewish thought.

Yehudah Mirsky, Brandeis Professor, former US State Department humanrights official, and native west sider, talks about his new book and his own many years of engagement with this fascinating spiritual giant.

Rav Kook is the 14th book in the Jewish Lives Biography Series, a collaboration of Yale University Press and the Leon D. Black Foundation. Released titles include Sarah Bernhardt by Robert Gottlieb, Franz Kafka by Saul Friedlander, Hank Greenberg by Mark Kurlansky, Solomon by Steven Weitzman, Bernard Berenson by Rachel Cohen, Emma Goldman by Vivian Gornick, and Moshe Dayan by Mordecai Bar-On. For more information about the Jewish Lives Biography Series go to http://www.jewishlives.org


To register for the event (free admission): visit http://www.jccmanhattan.org/makom or call 646.505.5708

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