“The highest sensibility in the soul of the people of Israel is the quest for universal justice and morality.”
“The true purpose of societal life is to enable human beings to fill life with light and good, with justice and knowledge of the Divine.”
“We can thus fully actualize the exalted ideals of life.
The Torah of Israel is outstanding in crystallizing the idealism that will spread across all of the configurations of life.” (Rav Kook)
“Let us fear God in ways that bear love and inner delight and elevate and vitalize all the potentialities of our soul.” -Rav Kook
“All of life’s endeavors must be directed to disclose the light of the higher general harmony.”
The Israelite understanding of the world and life is at its foundation about the dominance of the unified world perspective over the separated world perspective….
“Divine zealotry will become an active force that spreads love to the entire expanse of life.” -Rav Kook
“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.”
PARSHAT CHUKAT: RAV KOOK ON MOSES’S FATAL ANGRY ERROR AT THE WATERS OF DISPUTATION AND WHAT WE MUST DO TO FIX IT
The Torah of Chesed/Kindness is the elevated Torah. The highest holiness can [only] come to the world in a peaceful way, with guidance that is full of calmness, tranquility and honor.
“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.”