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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.
Rav Kook wrote this essay in 1935 aware of the “evil winds carrying unbridled hatred toward Israel...”: It is a mitzvah to place the Chanukah lamp on the outside of one’s doorway, but during times of danger, it is sufficient to place it upon one’s table. -Tractate...
“When the kingdom of the Hasmoneans was victorious, they searched and found only one cruse of oil with the seal of the high priest intact. It had enough oil to light the candelabrum for one day, but amiracle occurred and they lit [the candelabrum] with it for eight days.” Tractate Shabbat 21b
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