“If we [the second Temple] were destroyed, and the world with us, through needless hatred, we will be re-built and the world with us, through unconditional love.” (Rav Kook)
“We must act in harmony with the laws of life and protect the laws of nature, morality and the Torah. Thus we will repair and renew life’s vitality.”
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.
“The shofar of the impure animal is transformed into the shofar of Messiach. Amalek…Hitler and their ilk are awakening redemption.” -Rav Kook ZT”L in 1934
“The heart must be filled with love for all.
The love of all creation comes first, then comes the love for all humankind, and then follows the love for Israel. It is the destiny of Israel to serve toward the perfection of all things. The objective of the entire Torah is to remove the roadblocks so that universal love will spread and extend to all realms of life.” Rav Kook
“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.”
“Atheism has a temporary legitimacy in order to purge away the aberrations that have attached themselves to religious faith because of a deficiency in perception and in the divine service….If religious faith is to be revitalized, a great effort is needed to deepen our knowledge of God.”- Rav Kook
“We are obligated not only to be holy individuals, but also, and especially to be ‘a kingdom of priests and a holy nation’. We should aspire to establish a government worthy of the task.” -Rav Kook ZT’L
“We are called to a new future, full of the highest illumination, to a new era that will surpass in strength all the great eras that preceded it.”
“Each of us is required to kindle our unique light in order to help fully illuminate the world.”