Rav Kook Torah

Shemot — Exodus


The redemption from Egypt and the complete redemption in the future are one continuous act of God's strong hand and outstretched arm.

They began to operate in Egypt, and continue to act in all subsequent events.

(Orot, p. 44)


Shemot —

Moses Hid His Face

Going To Peace

"I Will Be Who I Will Be"

True Humility

Moses' Mistake

The Leadership of Moses

The Inner Trait of Goodness

Va'eira —

"Who Brings Forth Bread from the Earth"

"Hamotzi" – For all Times

Priceless Jewels on Tattered Clothes

Order in Miracles

God's Name

Bo —

Memories of the Soul

Training for Greatness

Draining Egypt

The Leap of Passover

Two New Years – Nisan and Tishrei

The Special Laws of the Korban Pesach

The Exodus and Tefillin

Freedom and Destruction of Chametz

"Because of This"

Donkey-Holiness

The Birth of a Nation

BeShalach —

Innate and Acquired Holiness

Listening to the Old ...

The Proper Time to Light

Sanctity in Space

Two Levels of Love

"This is My God"

The Test of Marah

The Assault of Amalek

The Influence of Amalek

The Inner Song of the Soul

Yitro —

Blessings on Miracles

Breaking Bread with Scholars

Serving the Community

The Ultimate Value of the Torah

Reward and Punishment

Coercion at Sinai

Seeing Sound

The Lesson of Mount Sinai

A Pure Revelation

Mishpatim —

Following the Majority Opinion

Slavery in the Torah?

Tablets of Stone

Permission for the Doctor to Heal

Trust in God vs. Self-Reliance

Accepting Two Torahs

Legislating Kindness

Revealing Our Inner Essence

Eye for an Eye

Terumah —

Betzalel's Wisdom

The Wall of Iron

Tachash Skins in the Tabernacle

The Tachash and the Erev Rav

"Take for Me an Offering"

Rising Above Ten Handbreadths

"I Will Dwell in Their Midst"

Tetzaveh —

Clothes for Dignity and Beauty

The High Priest's Clothes and the Convert

Raising a Constant Flame

Beyond the Holy

Moses and the Priestly Garments

The High Priest's Golden Crown

Ki Tissa —

All For One

The Recipe for Ketoret (Incense)

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

A Lesson in Leadership

The Knot of God's Tefillin

A Chair with Three Legs

The Copper Washstand

Wisdom for the Wise

Wealthy and Wise

Moses' Extraordinary Prayer

The First and Second Luchot

VaYakheil —

Art and Creation

Choosing a Leader

Two Layers of Wisdom

Technology and the Sabbath

Stars in the Tabernacle

The Dual Nature of the Tabernacle

Pikudei —

Always on His Mind

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