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Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook (1865-1935), the celebrated first Chief Rabbi of pre-state Israel, is recognized as being among the most important Jewish thinkers of all times. His writings reflect the mystic s search for underlying unity in all aspects of life and the world, and his unique personality similarly united a rare combination of talents and gifts. Rav Kook was a prominent rabbinical authority and active public leader, but at the same time, a deeply religious mystic. He was both Talmudic scholar and poet, original thinker and saintly tzaddik.
Gold from the Land of Israel A New Light on the Weekly Torah Portion From the Writings of Rabbi Abraham Isaac HaKohen Kook
By Rabbi Chanan Morrison
(367 Pages)Publisher: Urim Publications, 2006
Rav Kook s writings, due to their poetic and mystical nature, are difficult even for those fluent in Hebrew and rabbinical texts. Gold from the Land of Israel uses a clear, succinct style to grant the reader a window into his original and creative insights. This book elucidates his thoughts on many fascinating topics, including:
- Can we reconcile the Torah s account of creation with modern science?
- What is the Torah s view on vegetarianism?
- What is the purpose of death?
- Why do bad things happen to good people?
- Why do we have dreams?
- Will the Third Temple have animal sacrifices?
- Who is God?
- How can one attain joy in serving God?
- How should we balance our time between Torah study and work?
- Why must kohanim avoid cemeteries?