Yehuda Mirsky and Shai Held discuss
Rav Abraham Isaac Kook and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
$12; $10 Members/Students with ID/Seniors
Yehudah Mirsky and Shai Held explore the captivating visions of two of the most
influential and controversial rabbis of the 20th Century. Rav Abraham Isaac Kook was founder of Jewish Palestine's chief rabbinate, a passionate thinker and the founding theologian of religious Zionism. Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel was a scholar, theologian
and activist whose powerful legacy has deeply shaped American Jewry.
did these two men have in common, and where did they differ? What can their
competing visions tell us about American and Israeli Judaism today, and the
possibilities--and limitations--for dialogue as we seek a path forward?
Yehudah Mirsky is a writer, scholar and activist. He
is currently an associate
professor at Brandeis University’s Department of Near Eastern and Judaic
Studies and Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. He is the author of Rav
Kook: Mystic in a Time of Revolution.
Rabbi Shai Held is
Co-Founder, Dean and Chair in Jewish Thought at Mechon Hadar. He is the author
of Abraham Joshua Heschel: The Call of Transcendence.
Moderated by Erica Brown.
Co-sponsors: DC Beit Midrash, DC Minyan, Foundation for Jewish Studies, Jewish Study Center, Kesher Israel: The Georgetown Synagogue and Ohev Sholom - The National Synagogue
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