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Statehood and spirit: Rabbi Abraham Isaac HaCohen Kook

Rabbi Abraham Isaac HaCohen Kook made aliyah two months prior to Herzl’s death and was appointed rabbi of Jaffa and the colonies. As part of his position he was requested to eulogize Herzl.

By BENNY LAU
28/08/2019

Bergson’s race against the Shoah in America

Two Holocaust scholars, in a book based largely on interviews, give voice to Peter Bergson, a key Holocaust rescue activist in America

By RAYMOND S. SOLOMON
03/05/2019

Votes for women

“Rav Kook truly thought that total equality of the sexes was not only a halachic [Jewish law] problem, but even more so a historical, social, and moral mistake"-Rabbi Yoel Bin Nun

By NECHAMA GOLDMAN BARASH
17/01/2019
RAV ABRAHAM ISAAC KOOK  in 1924

The four songs of Rav Kook

In an attempt to expose Kook’s ideas to a wider audience, Schwartz has compiled and translated some of the most significant parts of his work into 268 pages, organized into four main sections.

Rabbi Abraham Isaac Hacohen Kook

Bayit Yehudi proposes nat'l commemoration day for Rav Kook

Shas is hoping to piggy back on Bayit Yehudi’s bill by advancing their own legislation in tandem for a national day of commemoration for the party’s late spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.

Letter by Rav Kook gives Temple activists a boost

The rabbi was writing his letter amidst the brutal Arab riots of 1929, which included the Hebron Massacre, over Jewish access to the Western Wall.

Uri Ariel

Grapevine: Commemorating Rav Kook

A round up of news around Jerusalem

Rabbi Abraham Isaac Hacohen Kook

A living memorial

Beit Harav Kook marks the religious giant’s 80th yahrzeit.

By Gil Stern Stern ZOHAR
23/08/2015
Chief Rabbis Yona Metzger and Shlomo Amar visit Joseph's Tomb.

Wanted: Two chief rabbis, down and dirty

It is no easy task to be the rabbi of this diverse, demanding, distinctive community of Israel. But if you dare to run for the office, you had better be prepared to meet that challenge.

By RABBI STEWART WEISS
08/03/2013
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