Get to Know Dr. Yehudah Mirsky


What is one text that has recently inspired you?

Kaddish. My mother passed away last summer, and I’ve been saying it a lot, and coming to see just how beautiful a prayer it is, especially its closing lines.

Who do you consider your spiritual/intellectual mentor?

Above all, my father zt’l David Mirsky. He passed away in 1982 but still teaches me, every single day.

What is a question you are currently grappling with?

An issue I’ve been grappling with – do our ideas of liberalism and human rights have inescapably theological foundations, and if so how do we ground them in what’s turning out to be a rougher century than we anticipated?

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