Rav Kook Torah

Rav Kook on Devarim (Deuteronomy)

Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook, speaking in Jerusalem


Just as there are laws of poetry, so there is poetry in laws.
Otzerot HaRe'iyah vol. II, p. 393
Devarim — דְבָרִים
The Book that Moses Wrote
Di Zahav – Too Much Gold
Right verses Might
Elucidating the Torah
Moses Speaks!
Va'etchanan — וָאֶתְחַנַּן
In the Mind and Heart
Cleaving to God
Loving God with all Your Soul
Loving God with all Your Might
Introducing Prayer with Praise
Prolonging Echad
The Double Shema
Eikev — עֵקֶב
Bread and Torah
Blessings Over Food and Torah
Animals Served First!
Four Blessings After Eating
What does God want of you?
Two Types of Love for Eretz Yisrael
Balancing Torah and Work
Re'eih — רְאֵה
Private and Public Redemption
"The Word of Shemitah"
Uprooting Idolatry in the Land of Israel
Open Your Hand Generously
Searching for the Temple Site
A Rabbi's Public Conduct
Shoftim — שֹׁפְטִים
The Wisdom of Civil Law
The Murderer's Admission
The Sorcerer and the Gidufi
The King's Torah Scroll
Food for Thought
The High Court in Jerusalem
The Jerusalem Policeman
Ki Teitzei — כִּי תֵצֵא
Amalek – Constructive Destruction
Remembering Miriam's Punishment
Rationale for the Mitzvot
Free Will versus Causality
The Rebellious Son – Preventive Medicine
Waging War
Drafting Yeshiva Students
Faith in Troubled Times
Sha'atnez – A Glimpse into the Future
Avoid All Evil
Ki Tavo — כִּי תָבוֹא
Be Happy!
First Fruits, Led by an Ox and a Flute
Two Paths of Bikkurim
Studying Together
How to Serve God in Joy
A Different Kind of Viduy
Tithing in the Proper Order
The Farmer's Declaration
Remembering to Bless God
Accept and (then) Analyze
The Splendor of Tefillin
Nitzavim — נִצָּבִים
Two Levels of Teshuvah
Bridging the Generation Gap
Teshuvah for the Generation of Rebirth
Dances of Teshuvah in Poriah
Vayeilech — וַיֵּלֶךְ
The Song of Torah
Ha'azinu — הַאֲזִינוּ
The Diversity of Israel
The Source of Rabbinic Authority
How Do We Serve God?
Vezot HaBerachah — וְזֹאת הַבְּרָכָה
The Full Cup of Blessing
A Torah of Fire
Moses' Death
Why Keep Mitzvot?

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