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“Intrinsic freedom is that exalted spirit by which a person- as well as the nation as a whole- is inspired to remain faithful to their inner essence, to the spiritual attribute of the Divine image within. It is that attribute which enables one to feel that their life has purpose and value.” – Rav Kook
“The foundational essence of freedom is that elevated spirit by which a human being and a nation rises to be loyal to their inner being-to the Tzelem Elokim-The Divine Image within.”
“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
“Each of us is required to kindle our unique light in order to help fully illuminate the world.”
“The firmer our vision of universality- the greater the joy we will experience and the more we merit the grace of divine illumination.”
“On the holy day of Yom HaKippurim- we can eat and drink from our holy inner voices of understanding.”
“The heart must be filled with love for all.
“The love of all creation comes first, then comes the love for all humankind.”
This is from an article in HaYesod that Rav Kook penned on his last Purim, in 1935 What is the significance of the Talmudic instruction to drink on the holiday of Purim? The Sages taught, “Wine enters, and secrets emerge” (Eiruvin 65a). In our generation, we very...
Rav Kook wrote the following article in HaTor (the weekly periodical of the Mizrahi) in 1934, during the rise of Nazism in Germany: During these days of Purim, in this difficult time, we are besieged by many troubles from without, sufferings that afflict the entire...
Presenting some of Rav Kook’s central ideas and teachings about Chanukah.
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