Rav Kook on Parshat Ha’azinu

It is surprising that the Torah often uses anthropomorphic expressions, attributing to God human emotions (anger, pleasure), senses (seeing, hearing) and even physical attributes (‘outstretched arm’). Nothing could be further from the teachings of Judaism, and yet, the Torah uses such expressions freely. In fact, it is precisely the combination of these anthropomorphic descriptions together with the application of our faculties of reason and logic that can bring us to the highest and purest insight into God and Godliness (Elokut):

http://www.ravkooktorah.org/HAAZIN64.htm
http://www.ravkooktorah.org/ind_dvar.htm

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One Response to Rav Kook on Parshat Ha’azinu

  1. The greater part of the Torah reading of Haazinu (“Listen In”) consists of a 70-line “song” delivered by Moses to the people of Israel on the last day of his earthly life:

    http://www.chabad.org/parshah/default_cdo/aid/36241/jewish/Haazinu.htm

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