Rav Kook Torah

Rav Kook on Breishith (Genesis)

Rav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook, rabbi of Zoimel (Zaumel), Lithuania (1888)
The purest tzaddikim do not complain about evil;
Rather they increase justice.

They do not complain about godlessness,
But increase faith.

They do not complain about ignorance,
But increase wisdom.

Arpilei Tohar, p. 39
Bereishit — בְּרֵאשִׁית
Tasty Fruit Trees
The Torah of Eretz Yisrael
Adam's Unicorn Offering
Braiding Eve's Hair
Creation of the Universe – Twice
Be Fruitful and Multiply
Cain's Offering
The Titans, Men of Renown
The Hidden Light of Creation
Letters of Creation
Cherishing Troubles
The Age of the Universe
Noah — נֹחַ
The Walk of the Righteous
Gathering Within the Ark
Permission to Eat Meat
The Rainbow in the Clouds
Balancing the Universe
The Beauty of Greece
Lech Lecha — לֶךְ-לְךָ
The Inner Will of the Universe
Be Complete!
Great Like the Stars
Malki-Tzedek and Abraham
Mamrei's Advice
Father of Many Nations
The Dream and the Brit Ceremony
The Campaign to Rescue Lot
VaYeira — וַיֵּרָא
Sanctity in Space
The Salt of Sodom
Combating Evil
The Binding of Isaac
Preparing for the Akeidah
The Journey to Mount Moriah
Hidden and Revealed Holiness
Abraham's Return from the Akeidah
Don't Look Back
Chayei Sarah — חַיֵּי שָׂרָה
Guarding the Inner Child
Princess of Israel and the World
The Burial of Sarah
Burial in the Double Cave
The Afternoon Prayer of Isaac
Rav Kook and Hebron
The Torah of the Patriarchs
Toldot — תּוֹלְדֹת
Abraham Kept Mitzvot
Harnessing the Power of Esau
Jacob's Hand on Esau's Heel
Jacob Rescued Abraham
Vayeitzei — וַיֵּצֵא
The Prayers of the Avot
Prayer before Sleep
The Blessing of a Scholar's Presence
The Rivalry between Rachel and Leah
Vayishlach — וַיִּשְׁלַח
The Service of Pillars and Altars
"I Have an Ox and a Donkey"
Pillars and Sanctuaries
Reliance on Miracles
Jacob and Israel
The Clash Between Jacob and Esau
The Prohibition of Gid Ha-Nasheh
Jacob Arrived Whole
Ancient Agronomists
Reuben's Sin
Vayeishev — וַיֵּשֶׁב
Joseph and Judah (I)
The Reality of Dreams
The Nature of Exile
Tamar's Sacrifice
Joseph's Labors in Exile
The Special Teshuvah of Reuben
Mikeitz — מִקֵּץ
Joseph and Judah (II)
Joseph and the Evil Eye
Waiting for the Dream
Interpreting Dreams
Vayigash — וַיִּגַּשׁ
The Hazards of Leadership
The Reunion of Joseph and Judah
The First Exile
The Shepherd-Philosopher
Vayechi — וַיְחִי
Jacob Did Not Die
Revealing the End of Days
Jacob's Superior Blessing
Fishy Blessings
When Great Souls Err
Jacob's Sword and Bow