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Access blog posts about Rav Kook’s teachings on a variety of subjects.
“IN COMES THE WINE, OUT COME THE SECRETS”
“Wine enters, and secrets emerge” (Eiruvin 65a). In our generation, we very much need our inner secrets to come out and be revealed. Through this revelation, we will discover that which is hidden in our souls and learn to recognize our true selves.”
RAV KOOK’S 1934 PURIM LETTER:”GO GATHER ALL THE JEWS”
“The eternal words ‘Go, gather all the Jews’ must once again revitalize 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
RAV KOOK ON CHANUKAH: KINDLING THE INDIVIDUAL AND UNIVERSAL LIGHT
“Each of us is required to kindle our unique light in order to help fully illuminate the world.”
THE LIGHTS OF RAV KOOK: SUKKOT JOY AND UNIVERSALITY
“The firmer our vision of universality- the greater the joy we will experience and the more we merit the grace of divine illumination.”
RAV KOOK ON YOM HAKIPPURIM:THE DAY OF AT-ONE-MENT
“On the holy day of Yom HaKippurim- we eat and drink from our holy inner voices of understanding.”
RAV KOOK ON ROSH HASHANA: RENEWING THE POWER OF RENEWAL
“As the year is renewed the power of renewal elevates the human will and adds holiness to all.”
RAV KOOK ON PARSHAT KI TAVO: CREATING A WORLD ‘FLOWING WITH MILK AND HONEY’
“The highest sensibility in the soul of the people of Israel is the quest for universal justice and morality.”
RAV KOOK ON ‘TSHUVA/RETURN’:HARNESSING THE LIMITLESS POWER OF THE WILL FOR GOOD
“Within our yearning for good is a hidden life-force for overcoming every factor that limits and weakens existence.”
RAV KOOK ON ELUL- ‘TSHUVA-RETURNING TO OUR TRUE BEING ‘
“Within our yearning for Tshuva is a hidden life-force for overcoming every factor that limits and weakens existence.”
TU BE’AV- FIFTEENTH OF AV-THE HOLY DAY OF LOVE : Torat HaKabbala and Torat HaRav Kook
Rav Kook gave expression to the Torah of Love transforming from the the Torah of Yirah-Awe/Fear that characterized the Torah during our long exile from Israel.
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