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Abraham Isaac Kook

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Who is Abraham Isaac Kook?

Abraham Isaac Kook was the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of the British Mandatory Palestine, the founder of Yeshiva Mercaz HaRav Kook, Jewish thinker, Halachist, Kabbalist and a renowned Torah scholar. He is known in Hebrew as הרב אברהם יצחק הכהן קוק HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook, and by the acronym הראיה, or simply as "HaRav." He was one of the most celebrated and influential rabbis of the 20th century.

  • also known as הרב קוק, הראי"ה, הראי"ה קוק
  • born on (150 years ago) in Daugavpils, child of Shlomo Zalman Ha-Cohen Kook
  • nationality: Israel
  • religion: Judaism
  • education: Volozhin yeshiva
  • profession: Philosopher, rabbi
  • Marriage with Raize-Rivka
  • parent of Zvi Yehuda Kook
  • died on (80 years ago) in Jerusalem
  • written works: "Die Lichter der Tora", "The Essential Writings of Abraham Isaac Kook", "Shabat ha-arets", "Meʼorot ha-Reʼiyah", "Orot ha-Raʾayah", "Rav A.Y. Kook", "ʻArfile ṭohar", "Orot", "Mishpaṭ Kohen", "Ṭov roʼi", "Shirat umah le-artsah", "Haḳdamah le-Shabat ha-arets", "Igrot ḥemdah", "Yalḳuṭ ha-roʼeh", "Mishnat ha-Rav", "Eretz Yisrael", "Mitsvot Re'iyah", "ʻEzrat kohen", "ʻIḳve ha-tson", "Haskamot ha-Reʾiyah", "Igrot", "Ḳol be-hadar", "Ḥazon ha-tsimḥonut ṿeha-shalom", "Igrot ha-Reʼiyah", "Of societies perfect and imperfect", "Rosh milin", "Erets ḥefets", "ʻEts hadar", "Ḳevatsim mi-ketav yad ḳodsho", "Beʼer Eliyahu", "Olat Reʼiyah", "Rav Kook's 1929 Holocaust warning", "Eriʾah ha-gedolah le-Erets Yiśraʾel", "Eder ha-yekar", "Les lumières du retour =", "Oraḥ mishpaṭ", "Misped bi-Yerushalayim", "Ḥazon Yiśraʾel", "Abraham Isaac Kook", "Derashot ha-Reʾiyah le-yamim noraʾim", "In the desert--a vision: (Midbar Shur): thoughts on the portion of the week and the holidays delivered by Rabbi Abraham Isaac Hakohen Kook in Zoimel, 5654-5656", "Orot ha-ḳodesh", "Orot ha-Torah", "Ginze Reʼiyah", "Havash pe'er", "Ḥuḳot ha-arets", "Otsrot ha-Reʾiyah", "Ḥazon ha-ge'ulah", "Rabbi Kook's Philosophy of repentance", "Orot ha-teshuvah"

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Zionism (2013)

by Rafael Medoff, Chaim I. Waxman

Religious Zionist philosopher and future chief rabbi of Palestine, Abraham Isaac Kook was born in Latvia. Kook's early education was in the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Jews (2010)

by Alan Unterman

Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, though not an official member of Mizrachi, was nevertheless regarded as the ideological mentor of the movement. After the foundation of the State of Israel, the Mizrachi Party served in Israeli government coalitions, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Judaism (2015)

by Norman Solomon

asidism 20th century Abraham Isaac Kook Modern revivals—Neo-H.asidism Mysticism has been defined as an immediate, direct, ...

Google previewDictionary of New Testament Background (2010)

A Compendium of Contemporary Biblical Scholarship by Craig A. Evans, Stanley E. Porter, Jr.

Abraham Isaac Kook, the first chief rabbi of Israel, whose thought was influenced by the Kabbalah, taught that the purpose of the Torah is to reveal the living light of the universe, the suprarational spiritual, to Israel and, through Israel, to all ...

Google previewReligion and Politics in America: An Encyclopedia of Church and State in American Life [2 volumes] (2016)

An Encyclopedia of Church and State in American Life by Frank J. Smith

Concurrent with the growth of revisionist sentiments, a far different vision arose, associated with Palestine's chief Ashkenazic rabbi, Abraham Isaac Kook (1921– 1935). This mystical Zionism viewed the reestablishment of Jewish nationhood as ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture (2004)

by Glenda Abramson

Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook and Jewish Spirituality (New York: NewYork UniversityPress, 1995). DAVIDBIALE Kops, Bernard (b.1926) British novelist, dramatist, and poet. Born in London, Kops left school at thirteenand workedina variety of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Love in World Religions (2008)

by Yudit Kornberg Greenberg

Abraham Isaac Kook is replete with yearning to transcend the glimmer of divine knowledge available to creatures, preferring bedazzlement by the absolute, ineffable divine light. The early twentieth-century poet Hayyim Nahman Bialik, torn ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Judaism (2001)

by Dagobert D. Runes

Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook (1865-1935) (Zionist Archives and Library of the Palestine Foundation Fund) PLATE.

Google previewReligions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, 2nd Edition [6 volumes] (2010)

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices by J. Gordon Melton, Martin Baumann

Immediately, a group led by Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook, the son of the revered Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook (1865–1935), former chief rabbi of Palestine, began planning to build Jewish settlements on this new land, even as the government of ...

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