“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)
The Israelite understanding of the world and life is at its foundation the dominance of the unified world perspective over the separated world perspective….
TORAT HA’RAV KOOK ON REPAIRING THE WORLD WITH UNCONDITIONAL LOVE- I24TV Interview before Tisha Be’Av
This ITV interview dealt with Rav Kook’s teachings of the Three Weeks leading to the Ninth of Av: “Unconditional love is the repair to needless hatred.” (Rav Kook)
Let us learn Rav Kook’s prophetic expansions of Bilaam’s central utterances:
“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.”
“Often many obstacles can prevent one from fulfilling their own life path fully…One must overcome these with all one’s might…All the obstacles in the world cannot prevent one from living their lives fully.”
When the Divine Light truly radiates into the world, we will understand that ‘that ‘that which unites us is much greater than that which divides us’.
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...