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RAV KOOK ON PARSHAT VAYISHLACH:RESTORING THE BROTHERLY LOVE OF YAAKOV AND ESAU

RAV KOOK ON PARSHAT VAYISHLACH:RESTORING THE BROTHERLY LOVE OF YAAKOV AND ESAU “וַיִּשְׁלַ֨ח יַעֲקֹ֤ב מַלְאָכִים֙ לְפָנָ֔יו אֶל־עֵשָׂ֖ו אָחִ֑יו אַ֥רְצָה שֵׂעִ֖יר שְׂדֵ֥ה א

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RAV KOOK ON PARSHAT VAYETZEH: THE HOUSE OF JACOB’S UNIVERSAL MISSION

RAV KOOK ON PARSHAT VAYETZEH: THE HOUSE OF JACOB’S UNIVERSAL MISSION “וַיֵּצֵ֥א יַעֲקֹ֖ב מִבְּאֵ֣ר שָׁ֑בַע וַיֵּ֖לֶךְ חָרָֽנָה׃   Jacob left Beer-sheba, and set out for Haran” (Breishit 28:10) An

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RAV KOOK ON THE RELATIONSHIP OF HUMANKIND AND THE ENVIRONMENT

RAV KOOK ON THE RELATIONSHIP OF HUMANKIND AND THE ENVIRONMENT The United Nations Climate Change Conference is now meeting for the 26th time since 1995 in order to discuss what humankind must do to stop and repair the rapidly growing environmental damage t

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RAV KOOK ON PARSHAT VAYERA: PERFECTING THE WORLD DOING RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE

RAV KOOK ON PARSHAT VAYERA: PERFECTING THE WORLD DOING RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE  וְאַ֨בְרָהָ֔ם הָי֧וֹ יִֽהְיֶ֛ה לְג֥וֹי גָּד֖וֹל וְעָצ֑וּם וְנִ֨בְרְכוּ־ב֔וֹ כֹּ֖ל גּוֹיֵ֥י

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RAV KOOK ON PARSHAT NOACH

RAV KOOK ON PARSHAT NOACH “אֵ֚לֶּה תּוֹלְדֹ֣ת נֹ֔חַ נֹ֗חַ אִ֥ישׁ צַדִּ֛יק תָּמִ֥ים הָיָ֖ה בְּדֹֽרֹתָ֑יו אֶת־הָֽאֱלֹהִ֖ים הִֽתְהַלֶּךְ־נֹֽחַ׃”  “T

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THE LIGHTS OF RAV KOOK: SUKKOT JOY AND UNIVERSALITY

THE LIGHTS OF RAV KOOK: SUKKOT JOY AND UNIVERSALITY “Radiant is the world soul, Full of splendor and beauty, Full of life,  Of souls hidden, Of treasures of the holy spirit, Of fountains of strength, Of greatness and beauty.”  -Rav Kook TZ’L (Orot

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RAV KOOK ON YOM HA’KIPPURIM:THE DAY OF AT-ONE-MENT

RAV KOOK ON YOM HA’KIPPURIM:THE DAY OF AT-ONE-MENT “In the depths of the human soul the voice of God calls ceaselessly. The tumult of life can confuse the person so that most of the time they will not hear this voice.”  (Maamarei HaRayah, p.113) Yo

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RAV KOOK ON PARSHAT KI TAVO: CREATING A WORLD ‘FLOWING WITH MILK AND HONEY

RAV KOOK ON PARSHAT KI TAVO: CREATING A WORLD ‘FLOWING WITH MILK AND HONEY “When you enter the land that the LORD your God is giving you as a heritage, and you possess it and settle in it (Dvarim 26:1)…HaShem brought us to this place and gave us thi

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ELUL-TORAT HARAV KOOK ON ‘TSHUVA/RETURN’

ELUL-TORAT HARAV KOOK ON ‘TSHUVA/RETURN’ Rav. Kook “When one forgets the essence of one’s own soul, when one distracts their mind from attending to the substantive content of their own inner life, everything becomes confused and uncertain. The pr

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PARSHAT EKEV: RAV KOOK ON ‘FEARING GOD FEARLESSLY’

PARSHAT EKEV: RAV KOOK ON ‘FEARING GOD FEARLESSLY’ www.haorot.com In Parshat Ekev- Moshe Rabbenu continues to recount the tumultuous history of Israel and the significant contribution of the Torah’s ‘mitzvot-commandments’ in directing Israel in

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HARAV KOOK ON REPAIRING TISHA BE’AV AND THE WORLD WITH THE POWER OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

HARAV KOOK ON REPAIRING TISHA BE’AV AND THE WORLD WITH THE POWER OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE “If we  destroyed [the second Temple], and the world with us, through needless hatred, we will rebuild [the third Temple] and the world with us, through unconditio