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OUR FREEDOM AND THE BURNING OF CHAMETZ

OUR FREEDOM AND THE BURNING OF CHAMETZ

“Intrinsic freedom is that exalted spirit by which a person- as well as the nation as a whole- is inspired to remain faithful to their inner essence, to the spiritual attribute of the Divine image within. It is that attribute which enables one to feel that their life has purpose and value.” – Rav Kook

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The Inner Spark

The Inner Spark

The inner essence of the soul, which reflects, which lives the true spiritual life, must have absolute inner freedom. It experiences its freedom, which is life, through its originality in thought, which is its inner spark that can be fanned to a flame through study and concentration.

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Nation

RAV KOOK ON JERUSALEM AS THE GATEWAY TO EDEN:

RAV KOOK ON JERUSALEM AS THE GATEWAY TO EDEN:

“Yerushalayim, and Zion in particular, is a teaching about the return of humankind to its highest status -to the point that all the nations who divided into many streams in the past will return to form one pure and good unit”. -Rav Kook, TZ”L   

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OUR FREEDOM AND THE BURNING OF CHAMETZ

OUR FREEDOM AND THE BURNING OF CHAMETZ

“Intrinsic freedom is that exalted spirit by which a person- as well as the nation as a whole- is inspired to remain faithful to their inner essence, to the spiritual attribute of the Divine image within. It is that attribute which enables one to feel that their life has purpose and value.” – Rav Kook

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PESACH FREEDOM AND LIBERATION

PESACH FREEDOM AND LIBERATION

“The foundational essence of freedom is that elevated spirit by which a human being and a nation rises to be loyal to their inner being-to the Tzelem Elokim-The Divine Image within.”

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RAV KOOK ON PURIM: “GO, GATHER ALL THE JEWS”

RAV KOOK ON PURIM: “GO, GATHER ALL THE JEWS”

“The eternal words ‘Go, gather all the Jews’ must once again revitalize us and elevate us. In the final analysis, we are, and shall be, one nation, and Israel shall once again rise to the eternal words ‘Go, gather all the Jews’.”- Rav Kook

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Humanity

RAV KOOK ON ‘MILCHAMA/WAR’: Part 2: ISRAEL MUST FIX THE WORLD

RAV KOOK ON ‘MILCHAMA/WAR’: Part 2: ISRAEL MUST FIX THE WORLD

“Knesset Israel/The Community of Israel aspires to tikkun olam/repair the world in all its fullness and to effect purifying and original forgiveness. This comes not merely from the salvation of a human’s soul and improvement of their will….but rather from a comprehensive correction of the very cause of sins.” Rav Kook

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Existence

The Power of Complete Fulfillment

The Power of Complete Fulfillment

The newest power that will be revealed in the world that will renew life with complete liberation is the great impact of the human will on the entire creation when it comes to its complete fulfillment.

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Radiant is the World Soul

Radiant is the World Soul

The higher expression of tshuva comes about as a flash of illumination of the all-good, the divine, the light of the One who abides in eternity. The universal soul, the spiritual essence is revealed to us in all its majesty and holiness, to the extent that the human heart can absorb it.

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A Summons to Higher Contemplation

A Summons to Higher Contemplation

Contemplate the wonders of creation, the divine dimension of their being, not as a dim configuration that is presented to you from the distance but as the reality in which you live.

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Parshat Hashavua – Weekly TOrah Portion

PARSHAT KORACH:  RAV KOOK ON ‘KORACH INTERNATIONAL’

PARSHAT KORACH: RAV KOOK ON ‘KORACH INTERNATIONAL’

“The world must recognize that one syllable, a statement of theoretical belief, is insufficient for anyone to fly to Paradise, while the entire gamut of evil, murder and abomination, -which is tucked away in the chambers of the spirit, in the person’s blood and flesh- is allowed to remain intact.”

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RAV KOOK ON PEKUDEI: SANCTIFYING EVERYTHING

RAV KOOK ON PEKUDEI: SANCTIFYING EVERYTHING

“Therefore it is necessary that our emotional national aspirations be united with the purer intellect. Thus it is proper for the Aron-Ark, the place of the pure intellect, to be placed in the home of the Holy of Holies- the foundation of pure emotional feelings. This is the way to unite the intellectual analytical Torah with the emotional heart based service in Israel.”- Rav Kook

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Holy Days

RAV KOOK ON JERUSALEM AS THE GATEWAY TO EDEN:

RAV KOOK ON JERUSALEM AS THE GATEWAY TO EDEN:

“Yerushalayim, and Zion in particular, is a teaching about the return of humankind to its highest status -to the point that all the nations who divided into many streams in the past will return to form one pure and good unit”. -Rav Kook, TZ”L   

read more
OUR FREEDOM AND THE BURNING OF CHAMETZ

OUR FREEDOM AND THE BURNING OF CHAMETZ

“Intrinsic freedom is that exalted spirit by which a person- as well as the nation as a whole- is inspired to remain faithful to their inner essence, to the spiritual attribute of the Divine image within. It is that attribute which enables one to feel that their life has purpose and value.” – Rav Kook

read more
PESACH FREEDOM AND LIBERATION

PESACH FREEDOM AND LIBERATION

“The foundational essence of freedom is that elevated spirit by which a human being and a nation rises to be loyal to their inner being-to the Tzelem Elokim-The Divine Image within.”

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Rav Kook/History

Torat HaRav Kook in 200 words

Torat HaRav Kook in 200 words

The heart must be filled with love for all. The uniqueness of the inner soul, in its own authenticity, is the highest expression of the seed of divine light from which will bud and blossom the fruit of the tree of life.

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WHAT RAV KOOK SAYS WE MUST DO IMMEDIATELY TO FIX THE WORLD: STEP 3-DEVELOP UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS

WHAT RAV KOOK SAYS WE MUST DO IMMEDIATELY TO FIX THE WORLD: STEP 3-DEVELOP UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS

“All our thoughts must be directed  to disclose the lights of the higher general harmony….When we confront the human scene and find divisions among, nations, religions, parties, with goals in conflict, we must endeavor with all our might to bring all together, to mend and to unite. We must preserve and develop every particular and our collective whole must be united and abounding in shalom-peace.” 

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