How do we address the devastating intersection of legitimate war and human rights catastrophe? Yehuda Kurtzer is joined by Yehudah Mirsky, professor, author, and former special advisor to the US State Department Human Rights Bureau, for a master class on the trajectory, impact, and underlying values of the human rights discourse. They explore what shapes our understanding and assumptions of human rights and where liberal, universalist ideals overlap with Zionism, Jewishness, and Jewish values on the world stage today.
Mentioned in this episode:
Human rights died in Gaza – UnHerd by Yehudah Mirsky
Why Hamas Killers Invoked God’s Name, Not the Liberation of Palestine – Israel News – Haaretz.com by Anshel Pfeffer (behind a paywall)