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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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Why Nudge?
The Politics of Libertarian Paternalism
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What Art Is
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Utopia
Second Edition
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Toward a Democratic Science
Scientific Narration and Civic Communication
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Primo Levi
The Matter of a Life
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The Warburg Years (1919-1933)
Essays on Language, Art, Myth, and Technology
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Stay
A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It
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Friendship
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Philosophy of Dreams
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Reading Godot
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A Social Ontology
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The Tragedy of Finitude
Dilthey's Hermeneutics of Life
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Adam Smith's Pluralism
Rationality, Education, and the Moral Sentiments
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The Experience of God
Being, Consciousness, Bliss
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Charity
The Place of the Poor in the Biblical Tradition
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On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History
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Essays on Religion
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Fortunes of History
Historical Inquiry from Herder to Huizinga
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The Labyrinth of the Continuum
Writings on the Continuum Problem, 1672-1686
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Modernization and Its Political Consequences
Weber, Mannheim, and Schumpeter
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