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Rav Kook
Mystic in a Time of Revolution

Yehudah Mirsky

Rav Abraham Isaac Kook (1865–1935) was one of the most influential—and controversial—rabbis of the twentieth century. A visionary writer and outstanding rabbinic leader, Kook was a philosopher, mystic, poet, jurist, communal leader, and veritable saint. The first chief rabbi of Jewish Palestine and the founding theologian of religious Zionism, he struggled to understand and shape his revolutionary times. His life and writings resonate with the defining tensions of Jewish life and thought.

A powerfully original thinker, Rav Kook combined strict traditionalism and an embrace of modernity, Orthodoxy and tolerance, piety and audacity, scholasticism and ecstasy, and passionate nationalism with profound universalism. Th...

Jewish Lives

2014   288 pp.  8 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300164244  $25.00
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How the Bible Became Holy
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Tainted Glory in Handel’s Messiah
The Unsettling History of the World’s Most Beloved Choral Work
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The Ten Commandments
A Short History of an Ancient Text
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A World Without Jews
The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide
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The Poetry of Kabbalah
Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition
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American Zion
The Old Testament as a Political Text from the Revolution to the Civil War
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Culture and the Death of God
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Alexander to Constantine
Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Volume III
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The Great Agnostic
Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought
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Jews and Words
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Mrs. Mattingly's Miracle
The Prince, the Widow, and the Cure That Shocked Washington City
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Nazis, Islamists, and the Making of the Modern Middle East
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Utopia
Second Edition
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Diasporas of the Mind
Jewish and Postcolonial Writing and the Nightmare of History
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Religious Poverty, Visual Riches
Art in the Dominican Churches of Central Italy in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries
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Lillian Hellman
An Imperious Life
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The Christian Monitors
The Church of England and the Age of Benevolence, 1680-1730
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The Conversion of Scandinavia
Vikings, Merchants, and Missionaries in the Remaking of Northern Europe
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A Social History of Hebrew
Its Origins Through the Rabbinic Period
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The Bible for Children
From the Age of Gutenberg to the Present
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