HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l

Father of many nations

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazic rabbi, religious Zionist leader, philosopher, poet and sage., 10/23/2015, 11:17 AM

Noah: Balancing the Universe

, 10/16/2015, 2:05 PM

Cherishing Troubles

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi, religious Zionist icon, sage, leader, philosopher and poet., 10/8/2015, 11:13 PM

Sukkot: The Water-Drawing Celebration

Torah thoughts of Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi., 9/27/2015, 7:27 AM

Yom Kippur: The Shofar and the Wall

A story about courage and freedom of religion., 9/21/2015, 9:54 PM

Psalm 32: Praying for Results

Torah from Israel's iconic first Chief Rabbi, religious Zionist Torah Luminary, leader, poet, writer and philosopher., 9/11/2015, 3:46 PM

Ki Tavo: The Farmer's Declaration

Torah from Israel's iconic first Chief Rabbi and religious Zionist leader., 9/4/2015, 10:30 AM

Elul: Unity and Repentance

Torah from Israel's iconic Religious Zionist leader and first Chief Rabbi., 8/28/2015, 1:32 PM

Shoftim: Food for Thought

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi whose 80th yahrzeit took place this week., 8/21/2015, 2:06 PM

Blessings Over Bread and Torah

Torah from the first Chief Rabbi of Israel., 8/9/2015, 6:58 AM

Va'etchanan: Prolonging Echad

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi., 7/31/2015, 1:50 PM

Seeing Jerusalem in its Joy

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, iconic Religious Zionist leader, Torah luminary, poet and philosopher., 7/24/2015, 8:47 AM

Matot: Two Paths to Purity

Torah from the first Chief Rabbi of Israel, the iconic Religious Zionist leader, Torah luminary, philosopher and poet for whom Merkaz Harav Yeshiva is named., 7/17/2015, 10:19 AM

Pinchas: Connecting the Natural with the Supernatural

An overview of the holidays appears in this parsha. Israel's iconic first Chief Rabbi addressed the natural and supernatural aspects of Jewish holidays., 7/10/2015, 4:01 PM

Psalm VI, Tearless Cries

Torah thoughts from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, iconic Sage, philosopher, poet and religious Zionist leader., 7/1/2015, 5:18 PM

Chukat: Total Dedication to Torah

Torah from Israel's iconic first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi, for whom Merkaz Harav Yeshiva is named., 6/26/2015, 9:30 AM

Korach: Separation and Connection

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi., 6/19/2015, 7:07 AM

Psalm 31: Like a Lost Vessel

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi., 6/5/2015, 3:45 PM

Shavuot: Like an Apple Tree

Torah thoughts from Israel's first Ashkenazic Chef Rabbi., 5/21/2015, 5:02 AM

The Intrinsic Sanctity of the Land of Israel

Torah from the first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi of the State of Israel, 5/11/2015, 1:01 AM

Psalm 13: Trust, Happiness, and Song

Torah thoughts from Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi., 5/1/2015, 12:20 PM

Birth-Offerings

Torah from Israel's iconic first Chief Rabbi, religious Zionist Sage, leader, poet and philosopher., 4/17/2015, 8:48 AM

Shmini: Immersion in Water

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, an iconic religious Zionist leader, Sage, poet and philosopher., 4/8/2015, 9:49 PM

"Because of This" - What to Teach Our Children at the Seder

Torah from Israel's iconic first Chief Rabbi, Religious Zionist leader, Sage, philosopher and poet., 4/3/2015, 10:18 AM

Tzav: The Purifying Fire of the Olah

Torah from the first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel., 3/27/2015, 4:58 PM

The Goal of Sacrifices

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic Religious Zionist leader, Torah Sage, philospher and poet., 3/20/2015, 1:02 PM

Vayakhel: The Dual Nature of the Tabernacle

Torah from Israel's iconic first Chief Rabbi., 3/13/2015, 1:47 PM

Mystical Scythes and Guardrails

A deep lesson for Purim (celebrated the 15th of Adar in Jerusalem, as in this story) and all year round from the iconic first Chief Rabbi of Israel., 3/6/2015, 10:36 AM

Where Was Moses in Tetsaveh?

Moses and the Priestly Garments., 2/27/2015, 7:43 AM

Teruma: The Iron Wall

Torah from Israel's first chief rabbi, the iconic religious Zionist leader, sage, poet and philosopher., 2/20/2015, 1:30 PM

Mishpatim: Accepting Two Torahs

Dvar Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic religious Zionist Sage, poet, philosopher and leader for whom the Merkaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem is named., 2/13/2015, 11:26 AM

Yitro: Reward and Punishment

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi., 2/6/2015, 9:33 AM

Beshalach: Sanctity in Space

Torah from the first Chief Rabbi of Israel., 1/30/2015, 2:47 PM

Parshat Bo: Draining Egypt

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic religious Zionist leader, Torah sage, poet and philosopher., 1/23/2015, 8:46 AM

Vaera: "Hamotzi" - for all Times

Torah from the first Chief Rabbi of Israel., 1/16/2015, 12:50 PM

The Leadership of Moses

Torah from the first Chief Rabbi of Israel., 1/9/2015, 4:11 PM

Blessings About Fish?

Torah from the first Chief Rabbi of Israel, 1/5/2015, 6:33 AM

Psalm 128: Striving for Excellence

Torah from the first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel, the iconic religious Zionist Torah sage, philosopher, poet and leader., 12/26/2014, 9:41 AM

Hanukkah: Flickering Lights in Dark Times

A holiday message - current and applicable - from Israel's first Chief Rabbi., 12/17/2014, 3:29 PM

Joseph's Labors in Exile

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi and religious Zionist leader., 12/12/2014, 3:47 PM

Vayishlach: Jacob and Israel

Dvar Torah on the parsha from the first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi of Israel, the iconice religious Zionist Torah luminary, leader, poet, philosopher., 12/5/2014, 2:53 PM

Psalm 30: Mizmor Shir - Melody and Song

A new look at a psalm from Israel's first Chief Rabbi., 11/28/2014, 9:24 AM

The Holiness of the Synagogue

The First Chief Rabbi of Israel reminds us of the holiness of the synagogue, in this week when innocent Jews were murdered at prayer., 11/21/2014, 2:20 PM

The Torah of the Patriarchs

Torah from the first Chief Rabbi of Israel, the iconic religious Zionist Torah luminary, leader, philosopher and poet., 11/14/2014, 8:50 AM

Vayeira: The Binding of Isaac

Torah from the first Chief Rabbi of Israel, the iconic religious Zionist sage, philosopher and poet., 11/7/2014, 10:03 AM

Malkhi-tzedek Meets Abraham: Who is he?

A discerning difference between two figures, Torah from Israel's iconic first Chief Rabbi, the religious Zionist leder, sage, poet and philospher for whom Merkaz Harav Yeshiva is named., 10/31/2014, 9:40 AM

Noah: The Walk of the Righteous

Torah thoughts of Israel's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi., 10/23/2014, 10:39 AM

Bereishit: Adam's Unicorn-Offering

Torah thoughts from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconice religious Zionist leader, Torah luminary, philosopher and poet., 10/17/2014, 3:01 PM

The Sukkah, Our Protective Fortress

Torah from the first chief rabbi of Israel, Religious Zionist leader, philosopher, poet and Torah luminary., 10/8/2014, 3:46 PM

Yom Kippur: The Value of Life

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the religious Zionist iconic leader, Torah luminary, poet and philospher., 10/2/2014, 9:06 AM

Awakening the Mind and Heart

Torah from the first Chief Rabbi of Israel, the iconic Religious Zionist leader, Torah luminary, poet and philosopher., 9/24/2014, 1:50 PM

Nitsavim-Vayelech: Bridging the Generation Gap

A Torah message from Israel's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi, Religious Zionist icon, Torah luminary, poet, philosopher., 9/19/2014, 8:59 AM

Tithing in the Proper Way

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic religious Zionist leader, poet, philosopher, sage., 9/12/2014, 4:58 PM

Ki Tetsei: Constructive Destruction

Dvar Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic poet, sage, philosopher and religious Zionist leader., 9/5/2014, 11:42 AM

Rav Kook's Message:: Stay in the Land!

A timely and meaningful story for his yahrzeit, the third of Elul, which this year falls on Friday, August 29th., 8/29/2014, 1:08 PM

Animals are Served First!

Torah insights from Israel's iconic first Chief Rabbi, Sage, poet, philosopher and religious Zionist leader., 8/15/2014, 4:18 PM

Mipi Atzmo - On His Own

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi and iconic Religious Zionist leader., 8/1/2014, 11:47 AM