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PARSHAT SHLACH: RAV KOOK ON “OVERCOMING SPYFULNESS”

PARSHAT SHLACH: RAV KOOK ON “OVERCOMING SPYFULNESS” “A world of empty chaos preceded the world of building. And light came out of the darkness- ‘And the Creator said ‘Let there be light’ ” (Notebook 3:87) And hence “Existence is full of li

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UNPACKED: The Other Herzl: The Legacy of Rav Kook | Great Jewish Heroes

UNPACKED: The Other Herzl: The Legacy of Rav Kook | Great Jewish Heroes In the early days of Zionism, the front-runners of the movement were largely secular Jews, many of whom were staunchly anti-religious. This all changed with Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook,

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Shavuot: Rav Kook On Why The Creator Spoke To Israel

Shavuot: Rav Kook On Why The Creator Spoke To Israel “Anochi/I Am YHVH Your Elohim Who has taken you out of the narrow land of Egypt, from the house of slavery.”  (Shmot 20:2) Thus begins the most extraordinary moment in world history. The Creator of

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RAV KOOK ON JERUSALEM AS THE GATEWAY TO EDEN

RAV KOOK ON JERUSALEM AS THE GATEWAY TO EDEN Torat HaRav Kook In Honor of Yom Yerushalayim/Jerusalem Day “Yerushalayim, and Zion in particular, is a teaching about the return of humankind to its highest status -to the point that all the nations who divi

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RAV KOOK ON WAR! Part1 & Part 2: ISRAEL MUST FIX THE WORLD

RAV KOOK ON WAR! Part1 & Part 2: ISRAEL MUST FIX THE WORLD “”מלחמה-MILCHAMA-WAR. This word is so terrible. It evokes a spiritual agony that saddens the heart of every person of integrity. War has a stranglehold on humanity.  We are very unable t

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RAV KOOK SAYS WE MUST DO IMMEDIATELY TO FIX THE WORLD: STEP 3-DEVELOP UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS

RAV KOOK SAYS WE MUST DO IMMEDIATELY TO FIX THE WORLD: STEP 3-DEVELOP UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS We must repair this world that we have broken and are breaking. Rav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook wrote his masterwork “Orot HaTshuva-The Lights of Return/Repa

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RAV KOOK’S ILLUMINATED GUIDE TO ENLIGHTENMENT: Step 2-BECOME A UNIVERSALIST

RAV KOOK’S ILLUMINATED GUIDE TO ENLIGHTENMENT: Step 2-BECOME A UNIVERSALIST “מזהירה היא נשמת העולם. Radiant is the world soul, Full of splendor and beauty, Full of life… Proudly I ascend Toward the heights of the world soul That gi

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RAV KOOK ON VAYAKHEL: BUILDING THE TEMPLE OF GENEROSITY AND KINDNESS

RAV KOOK ON VAYAKHEL: BUILDING THE TEMPLE OF GENEROSITY AND KINDNESS וַיֹּ֣אמֶר מֹשֶׁ֔ה אֶל־כׇּל־עֲדַ֥ת בְּנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל לֵאמֹ֑ר זֶ֣ה הַדָּבָ֔ר אֲשֶׁר־צִוָּ֥ה יְהֹ

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WHAT RAV KOOK SAYS WE MUST DO IMMEDIATELY TO SAVE THE WORLD: Step 1

WHAT RAV KOOK SAYS WE MUST DO IMMEDIATELY TO SAVE THE WORLD: Step 1 THE WORLD IS BROKEN AND BREAKING.  A tiny invisible virus has been killing multitudes and terrorizing the human race for the past two years. And will continue to until…? Along with the

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RAV KOOK ON CHANUKAH: KINDLING THE INDIVIDUAL AND UNIVERSAL LIGHT

RAV KOOK ON CHANUKAH: KINDLING THE INDIVIDUAL AND UNIVERSAL LIGHT The people of Israel are lighting the 8 lights of Chanuka everywhere. The Talmud recounts the original disagreement between the schools of Shammai and Hillel about the proper order of kindl

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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