Yehudah Mirsky

Yehudah MirskyAssociate Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies



Yehuda Mirsky is Associate Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis. His areas of expertise include Jewish Thought, Israel and Zionism, Study of Religion, and Political Thought. His most recent courses taught include Human Rights: Law, Politics, and Theology; Israel: Dilemmas of Identity; and Divinity, Difference and Desire: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism.

Selected Publications

Professor Mirsky has written widely on politics, theology and culture for a number of publications including The New Republic and The Economist. He is a Contributing Editor of the Jerusalem Report and is on the editorial board of Eretz Acheret. He is currently a contributing writer at and a member of the board of Yerushalmim, the movement for a pluralist and livable Jerusalem. His biography of Rabbi Abraham Issac Kook titled, Rav Kook: Mystic in a Time of Revolution, was awarded the "Choice Award" for the 2016 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature by the Jewish Book Council.