Rav Kook Torah

The Sabbath and Holidays


Every Sabbath, the individual sheds the trappings of secular life. "With the Sabbath, comes rest."

The soul begins to free itself of its heavy shackles. It seeks higher paths, spiritual acquisitions befitting its nature.

(Shabbat HaAretz p. 8)


Shabbat — שבת

Sabbath Peace, Inside and Out

The Proper Time to Light

The Sabbath Bride

Shabbat and Water

What is True Success?

Technology and the Sabbath

The Sabbath Influence

Rosh Chodesh — ראש חודש

Our Prayers for the New Month

Atonement for the New Moon

Elul and Rosh Hashanah — ראש השנה

Unity and Repentance

Teshuvah for the Generation of Rebirth

The Teshuvah of Rosh Hashana

Personal Judgment

The Call of the Great Shofar

The Dual Call of the Shofar

The Music of Teshuvah

Knowing the Teru'ah-Blast

Awakening the Mind and Heart

The Shofar of Redemption

The Holy King

Blasts That Penetrate the Heart

Yom Kippur — יום הכיפורים

Complete Teshuvah

Eating Before Yom Kippur

The Value of Life

The Bull and the Goat

The Goat for Azazel

"You Know the Mysteries of the Universe"

The Shofar and the Wall

Healing the Universe

Succoth — סוכות

Completing the Days of Awe

The Role of the Lowly Willow

Joy in Drawing Water

Bridging the Natural and the Supernatural

Succah of Peace

Succoth and the Land of Israel

All of Israel in One Sukkah

Our Protective Fortress

The Merit of a Dance

Chanukah — חנוכה

The Hellenist Challenge

Flickering Lights in Dark Times

Richness of Spirit

The Single Light of Chanuka

The Beauty of Yefeth

The Sacred Protects Itself

The Highest Love

Tu B'Shvat — ט"ו בשבט

Two Types of Love for Eretz Yisrael

Planting a Tree in Magdiel

Our Ties to the Land of Israel

Every Creature Utters Its Song

"How Splendid This Tree is!"

Purim — פורים

All For One

Timna and Purim

Wine Enters, Secrets Emerge

Accepting the Torah in the Days of Ahasuerus

The Assault of Amalek

The Influence of Amalek

"Go Gather All the Jews"

Purim in Volozhin

The Joy of Purim

Mystical Scythes and Guardrails

Passover — פסח

The Strong Hand and Outstretched Arm

Destroy Chametz, Gain Freedom

The Special Laws of the Korban Pesach

A Fatal Mistake

Who is Free?

Answering the Wise Child

"Because of This"

The Hillel Sandwich

Matzah of Love

Priceless Jewels on Tattered Clothes

Next Year in Jerusalem

Aiming for Greatness

The Birth of a Nation

The Second Seder in Jerusalem

Shir HaShirim – "Song of Songs"

"Song of Songs"

Holocaust Remembrance Day — יום השואה

Nations Who Forget God

Israel Independence Day — יום העצמאות

Rav Kook and Zionism

The Significance of the Day

"Who are you, Great Mountain?"

Fluctuations in Redemption

Redeeming the Land

The Balfour Declaration

Rav Tzvi Yehudah Kook and Yom HaAtzma'ut

Lag Ba'Omer — ל"ג בעומר

Elevated Souls

Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai Returns

The Torah of Rashbi

Jerusalem Day — יום ירושלים

The City of One Gate

Windows to World Peace
Rav Kook Arrives in Jaffa

The Kotel Affair

The Two Messengers

Zion and Jerusalem

The Kotel - Stones with Hearts

Returning to the Kotel

Shavuot — שבועות

Seeing Sound

The King's Torah Scroll

Revealing Our Inner Essence

The Date of Matan Torah

Accepting Two Torahs

The Lesson of Mount Sinai

A Pure Revelation

Like an Apple Tree

Coercion at Sinai

Connecting to Torah Study

Tisha Be'Av and the Three Weeks — תשעה באב

Teachers Armed with Spiritual Might

Rebuilding the World with Love

The Three Watches of the Night

The Wall of Iron

The Poel Mizrachi Kitchen

Seeing Jerusalem in its Joy

Anticipating Redemption

The Beauty of the Universe

The Call for Sacred Splendor

Rebuilding the Temple

Sundry

The Healthy Suspicion of Hillel

The Peace of Torah Scholars

The Holiness of the Ark and the Synagogue

Why does the Earth Shake?

Orot HaTorah - The Lights of Torah

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