This week on Up Close, new perspectives on the work of two lauded Jewish figures, albeit in very different arenas.
First, New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff shares what he learned about acclaimed screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky in the research for his book Mad as Hell: The Making of Network and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies.
Then, author Yehudah Mirsky discusses his new book, Rav Kook: Mystic in a Time of Revolution, a re-examination of the life and work of Rav Abraham Isaac Kook, the first chief rabbi of Palestine and founder of Religious Zionism. Mirsky’s is the first English-language biography of Rav Kook in more than 25 years.
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