Rav Kook Torah

Bamidbar — Numbers

Rav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook in London (1916)


Experience has shown me how correct my path is in practice, just as it is beautiful in theory.

(Letters vol. II, p. 15)


Bemidbar —

The Holiness of Sinai

Flags of Love in the Desert

Jacob's Signs

Naso —

Three Priestly Blessings

The Benefits of the Sotah Waters

The Nazir of Jerusalem

The Suspected Adulteress

Divine Favoritism?

The Blessing of a Kohen

Beha'alotecha —

The Seven Lamps of the Menorah

The Triumph of the Ark

A Tale of Two Prayers

Praying to God

Aaron's Punishment

Great Dreams

The Unique Prophecy of Moses

Shelach —

Rejecting the Land of Israel

The Lesson of Shiloh

Rectifying the Sin of the Spies

Offering Wine and Grain

The Sin of Zelofchad

Garments of the Soul

The Third Passage of Shema

The Grape Harvest

Korach —

Holiness in the Midst of the Community

The Secret of the Incense

Inclusion and Selection

Who Needs the Priesthood?

Unlimited Blessings

Separation and Connection

The Corruption of a Judge

The Lesson of Ma'aser (Tithes)

Chukat —

Religious Rage

Total Dedication to Torah

The Book of God's Wars

Beyond Human Logic

Speak to the Rock

The Death of a Tzaddik

Even in the Hour of Death

Balak —

Tents and Dwelling Places

An Eternal People

Sweet Dreams

Eliminating Idolatry

Pinchas —

Zealotry for the Sake of Heaven

Genuine Zealotry

Korbanot of Bread, Fire and Fragrance

The Daily Sheep Offering

The Tamid Offering Performed at Sinai

Atonement of the New Month

Bridging the Natural and the Supernatural

Appointing a Leader for Israel

Matot —

Two Paths to Purity

Atonement for the Soldiers

Beauteous Evil

Kashering the Spoils of Midian

Keeping Vows

Massei —

Unchecked Violence

The Merit of Building the Land of Israel

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