Samuel Thrope is a writer and translator based in Jerusalem. Born and raised in Arlington, Massachusetts, Thrope earned his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, and he is currently a Martin Buber Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has written for The Daily Beast, The Jerusalem Report, Haaretz, Tablet, Times of Israel, and other publications. His translation of iranian writer Jalal Al-e Ahmad’s The Israeli Republic was published in 2013 by Restless Books.
Samuel Thrope on MRB
“Arab,” “Jew,” and Identity in Israel. On the film, Shadow in Baghdad.
The Morning After. On Porochista Khakpour’s The Last Illusion.
Many Admirers, Few Disciples: The Life and Legacy of Rav Kook. On Yehudah Mirsky’s Rav Kook: Mystic in a Time of Revolution.