Professor Yehudah Mirsky, Associate Professor of the Practice of Near Eastern & Judaic Studies at Brandeis University studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion and Yeshiva College and received rabbinic ordination in Jerusalem. He graduated from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review, and completed his PhD in religion at Harvard. He worked in Washington as an aide to then-senators Bob Kerrey and Al Gore, at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and served in the Clinton Administration as special advisor in the U.S. State Department's Human Rights Bureau. From 2002-2012 he lived in Israel and was a fellow at the Van Leer Institute and Jewish People Policy Institute. He has written widely on politics, theology and culture for a number of publications including The New York Times, The New Republic and The Economist, and he is on the editorial board of Eretz Acheret. After the attacks of September 11, he served as a volunteer chaplain for the Red Cross. He is a member of the board of Ha-Tenuah Ya-Yerushalmit, the movement for a pluralist and livable Jerusalem. He is the author of the widely-acclaimed volume, Rav Kook: Mystic in a Time of Revolution (Yale University Press). This event is part of the Hebrew College-Congregation Mishkan Tefila educational series at the Mishkan Tefila Brookline location at 384 Harvard Street. This program will follow morning Shabbat services.