Yehudah Mirsky

Yehudah Mirsky studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion and Yeshiva College and received Orthodox ordination in Jerusalem. He graduated from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the law review, worked in politics and government and served as special advisor in the U.S. State Department’s human rights bureau. He has written widely on politics, theology and culture for a number of publications, including The New Republic and The Economist, and he is a contributing editor of the Jerusalem Report. Currently a fellow in religion at Harvard University and a research fellow at the Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem, he is on the faculty of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in New York.

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Feminine Images of God

Jewish scripture includes few examples of a feminine or woman-personified God. The Hebrew Bible contains limited references to a female personification of God; God is usually explicitly described as a man. Medieval and contemporary theology have largely rejected the idea of divine gender, but some modern feminist theologians have interpreted texts to draw comparisons to the feminine experience.


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