Rav Avraham Yitzhak HaCohen Kook

Rav Kook’s “inclusion of anmals in the fullest unfolding of morality”6 can be attributed to various aspects of his personality and his thought, Certainly his self-described love for all existence, and his evident compassion for all of God’s creatures, explain his concern for the conditions of animals and for the attitude of human beings toward them; but this is only a partial explanation, One commentator on Rav Kook’s outlook and motivation puts it this way:
The excessive stress laid on Kook’s emotional richness, his profound kindness and allembracing love – true as it is – tends to obscure the fact that it was a strictly rational Halakah that dictated his approach to the national renaissance and to his demand of unity among all forces in Judaism.7 This applies as well to his concern for the just treatment of animals:

http://www.jewishveg.com/AVisionofVegetarianismandPeace.pdf

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2 Responses to Rav Avraham Yitzhak HaCohen Kook

  1. Jewish Dietary Laws (Kashrut):
    The Vegetarian Teachings of Rav Kook:

    http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Judaism/ravkook_veg.html

  2. The elevation of animal life in the future:

    apart from the A VISION OF VEGETARINISM AND PEACE:

    http://www.jewishveg.com/AVisionofVegetarianismandPeace.pdf

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