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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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?מה רב קוק זצ”ל היה אומר למדינת ישראל היום

?מה רב קוק זצ”ל היה אומר למדינת ישראל היום

 קטעים מאורות התחיה -פרק יז-יח: המקור -קובץ ג:א,ב - נכתב ביפו בתרע"ד/1914  ,אנחנו שואפים לתחית האומה ותחית הארץ, כדי להחיות את מעמד הנשמה שלנו"  כדי להעמיד את ישראל חי, להחיות את האמונה והאהבה בחוסן של התורה והמצוה בכל מילואן.… אנו דורשים לציון, אנו...

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Humanity

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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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

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Parshat Hashavua – Weekly TOrah Portion

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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Holy Days

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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THE LAMP OF CHANUKAH

THE LAMP OF CHANUKAH

Rav Kook wrote this essay in 1935 aware of the “evil winds carrying unbridled hatred toward Israel...”: It is a mitzvah to place the Chanukah lamp on the outside of one’s doorway, but during times of danger, it is sufficient to place it upon one’s table. ​-Tractate...

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The Cruse Of Oil – Rav Kook on Chanukah

The Cruse Of Oil – Rav Kook on Chanukah

“When the kingdom of the Hasmoneans was victorious, they searched and found only one cruse of oil with the seal of the high priest intact. It had enough oil to light the candelabrum for one day, but amiracle occurred and they lit [the candelabrum] with it for eight days.” Tractate Shabbat 21b

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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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