31 2024

Mystical Zionism's Surprising Origins: Rav Kook's Early Decades

Rav (Rabbi) Abraham Isaac Kook was the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of the Land of Israel, an important theologian, a foundational thinker of religious Zionism, and the Zionist movement's most influential and controversial rabbinic advocate. Prof. Yehuda Mirsky (Brandeis University) will examine how Rav Kook's very unconventional Zionism emerged from decades of meditation on metaphysics, ethics, and the distinctive spiritual challenges of modernity. This virtual talk is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required on the Bildner Center's website.

Sponsor: The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University