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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 … Continue reading

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WHY JUDAISM?

This week’s parsha raises a question that goes to the heart of Judaism, but which was not asked for many centuries until raised by a great Spanish scholar of the fifteenth century, Rabbi Isaac Arama. Moses is almost at the … Continue reading

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Holiness Requires Preparation

Holiness requires preparation. Our chief task is not to create it, but rather to become a receptacle for holiness, which comes about according to the manner of the preparation.Elul is the last month of the Jewish year. As the preparation … Continue reading

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The First Word of the Torah also Alludes to Hidden Beginnings

Why did the Torah begin with the letter beit [of “bereishit”], and not with an alef? Why was the alef saved for the first letter of “I am G-d” – “Anochi” – the first word of the Ten Commandments? The … Continue reading

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G-d Placed Imagination in the Human Soul to Promote Spiritual Growth

The Sages used an intriguing expression to describe the Temple: “the beauty of the universe”. (Zevachim 54b) Why did they single out beauty as its principle characteristic? This statement is significant, for it indicates the central function of the Beit … Continue reading

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The sanctuary on earth is opposite G‑d’s sanctuary in Heaven

The three-week long mourning period from the 17th of the month of Tammuz through the 9th of Av is primarily to commemorate the events surrounding the destruction of both the First and Second Temples. While it is difficult for many … Continue reading

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RABASH. Articles: Volum 1(Article 8)

Rabash’s article number 8-Het( Rav Gotlieb’s edition) is called “General Questions” and the first question is about the performing the Mitzvot Lo LeShma. As we know it is a big period of time that a person performs the Mitzvot not … Continue reading

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RABASH. Articles: Volum 1(Article 7)

In the article 7(Rav Gottlieb’s edition) Rabash comes again to the explanation of the role of 612 Mitzvot and the role of the main principle “Love your neughour as yourself”.Rabash says again, that we may get to this main principle … Continue reading

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RABASH. Articles: Volum 1(Article 6)

In the article Vav( Rav Gottlieb’s edition art.6) Rabash again explains us the correlation between the Mitzva” Love your neughbour as yourself” and says that Rabbi Akkiva called this Mitzva a very important general principle and Rabash says that it … Continue reading

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RABASH. Articles: Volum 1(Article 5)

In the article” the role of 612 Mitzvot”( Rav Gotllieb’s edition art.5) Rabash asks some questions about the Mitzva -Love you neughour as yourself, and says that through learning to love each other we may come to love the Creator, … Continue reading

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