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Self

Know Yourself

Know Yourself

From his own inner tendencies,
a person must come to know what he content he must actualize [in the world].
And let him always be happy with his portion in life, and embrace it energetically.

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Returning to Your True Self

Returning to Your True Self

When we forget our personal soul,
when we distract our mind away from looking into the inner life of the unique self,
everything becomes blurry and uncertain.

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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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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

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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Teshuva Emerges From the Depths of Being

Teshuva Emerges From the Depths of Being

Teshuva Emerges From the Depths of Being “Teshuva emerges from the depths of being, from such great depths in which the individual stands not as a separate entity, but rather as a continuation of the vastness of universal existence

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The 5 Foundations of Existence

The 5 Foundations of Existence

Rav Kook’s primary student, HaRav David Cohen-HaRav HaNazir -after many years of deep immersion in Rav Kook’s writings- explained that Rav Kook’s understanding and presentation of existence is based on 5 foundational principles.

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Parshat Hashavua – Weekly TOrah Portion

Parshat Balak: Rav Kook Prophesies That Israel Will Illuminate The World.

Parshat Balak: Rav Kook Prophesies That Israel Will Illuminate The World.

“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 ‘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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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

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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/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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