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Kook, R. Abraham Isaac

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Kook, R. Abraham Isaac: Abraham Isaac Kook (1865–1935) assumed his position as the first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of (pre-state) Israel upon the formation of the British Mandate for Palestine in 1920. A renowned thinker and mystic, Rabbi Kook authored many books and letters that are the subjects of popular study today, and is a founding father of the "Religious Zionist" movement.
1935
Elul 3 is the yahrtzeit of the first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi (in modern times) of the Religious Zionist Jewish community in the Holy Land, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, who assumed his position upon the formation of the British Mandate in 1920. A leading philo...
Does man draw near to G-d through intellect or via an intrinsic bond?
An exploration of the different opinions of the Rambam and Rav Kook regarding the ways through which man can approach G-d reveals a more fundamental debate.
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