Inside the mind of Rav Kook: Redeeming not only the world, but one's soul
A work of scholarship about the writings of the Abraham Isaac Kook allows us a glimpse into how the pre-state chief rabbi perceived himself: as a ‘righteous man of his generation’ and even in messianic terms.
“Tzadik Yesod Olam: Hashlihut Hasodit Ve’ha’havaya Hamistit shel Harav Kook” (“Tzaddiq Yesod Olam: Rabbi Kook’s Secret Mission and Mystical Experience”), by Smadar Cherlow. Bar-Ilan Press, 435 pages, NIS 135
Considering the immense influence that Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook (1865-1935) has had on the fate of the State of Israel in our day, it is surprising how few scholarly books have been...