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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 Parshat Balak: MODERNIZING BILAAM’S PROPHECIES

RAV KOOK ON Parshat Balak: MODERNIZING BILAAM’S PROPHECIES

“Our nation will be built and established. It will return to its strength, to all its foundations of life through its faithfulness and reverence. [Israel’s] exalted Godly sanctification will expand, become courageous, perfect and grow strong….The hidden secret will become clear to all the nations and kingdoms that the world’s future depends on the revival of the community of Israel.”

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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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Humanity

PARSHAT NASO: RAV KOOK on ‘THE VOICE OF PEACE’

PARSHAT NASO: RAV KOOK on ‘THE VOICE OF PEACE’

At the center of Parshat Naso (6:22-26), we find the following instructions to the Kohanim/Priests of Israel: וַיְדַבֵּ֥ר יְהֹוָ֖ה אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֥ה לֵּאמֹֽר׃ The LORD spoke to Moses: דַּבֵּ֤ר אֶֽל־אַהֲרֹן֙ וְאֶל־בָּנָ֣יו לֵאמֹ֔ר כֹּ֥ה תְבָרְכ֖וּ אֶת־בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל...

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Existence

Parshat Hashavua – Weekly TOrah Portion

RAV KOOK ON Parshat Balak: MODERNIZING BILAAM’S PROPHECIES

RAV KOOK ON Parshat Balak: MODERNIZING BILAAM’S PROPHECIES

“Our nation will be built and established. It will return to its strength, to all its foundations of life through its faithfulness and reverence. [Israel’s] exalted Godly sanctification will expand, become courageous, perfect and grow strong….The hidden secret will become clear to all the nations and kingdoms that the world’s future depends on the revival of the community of Israel.”

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PARSHAT KORACH:  RAV KOOK ON the dangers of KORACHISM

PARSHAT KORACH: RAV KOOK ON the dangers of KORACHISM

“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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PARSHAT NASO: RAV KOOK on ‘THE VOICE OF PEACE’

PARSHAT NASO: RAV KOOK on ‘THE VOICE OF PEACE’

At the center of Parshat Naso (6:22-26), we find the following instructions to the Kohanim/Priests of Israel: וַיְדַבֵּ֥ר יְהֹוָ֖ה אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֥ה לֵּאמֹֽר׃ The LORD spoke to Moses: דַּבֵּ֤ר אֶֽל־אַהֲרֹן֙ וְאֶל־בָּנָ֣יו לֵאמֹ֔ר כֹּ֥ה תְבָרְכ֖וּ אֶת־בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל...

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Holy Days

RAV KOOK ON SHAVUOT:THE HOLY ONE IS ALWAYS SPEAKING TO US

RAV KOOK ON SHAVUOT:THE HOLY ONE IS ALWAYS SPEAKING TO US

ואנו באים לחוג את חג השבועות, יום אשר עמדנו בקומה הרוחנית הגמורה שלנו We are celebrating the Festival of the Weeks-the day that we stood in our fullest spiritual stature. -Rav Kook TZ’L ——————————– ובכל שנה ושנה, כשהיום הגדול והקדוש הזה חוזר ומופיע – גדולת עולם מתחדשת...

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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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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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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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Rav Kook/History

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