Yehudah Mirsky

Yehudah Mirsky, a former US State Department official, lives in Jerusalem and is a Fellow at the Van Leer Institute and Harvard.

Articles by Yehudah Mirsky

Hebrew Typography

How did Hebrew become such a unique script?

Talmud: An Explanation

There is no getting away from the Babylonian Talmud--love it, hate it, or both.

Illegal Immigrants in Israel

The stranger among you.

Yehuda Amital

A leader in religious Zionism.

Three Blessings

Why does the daily liturgy thank God for not making you a Gentile, slave, or a woman?

Rav Ovadia Yosef

An authority in Jewish thought and Israeli politics.

Orthodoxy’s Power

What is it about Orthodoxy that has kept it alive in a marketplace of beliefs?

The Multiple Loyalties of American Jews

Being a patriotic American and a supporter of Israel.

Israel’s 2006 Elections: With a Whimper, Not a Bang

2006 Israeli Elections. The Israeli Electoral System. Israeli Politics. Contemporary Israel. The Jewish State. Jewish History and Community.

Ariel Sharon and the Messianism of Force

The legacy of a warrior and Prime Minister.