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HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l

Dances of Teshuva in Poriah

, 9/5/2012, 12:17 PM

Dvarim: The Human Drive for More

Striving for more? More of what? That is the challenge., 7/27/2012, 1:25 PM

A Story for the Nine Days

Today is the first of Av, a Rosh Chodesh (first day of a new month) that ushers in the nine days of mourning that culminate - if the Messiah does not come - in the Fast of the Ninth of Av. Below is a true story from the early days of the state, 7/20/2012, 5:30 PM

HaRav Kook on Psalm 119

The longest psalm explained by the Torah sage for whom Yeshivat Merkaz haRav is named., 7/6/2012, 4:45 PM

Chukat: Can Rocks Hear?

, 6/28/2012, 4:43 PM

Jerusalem Day: The Two Messengers

Who are the two messengers to Jerusalem, , 5/18/2012, 5:35 PM

Behar (Israel): Window to the Future

A taste of the Garden of Eden., 5/11/2012, 5:48 PM

Psalm 84: Better than a Thousand

David yearned to build the Temple, but it was left for his son. Yet G-d loved David's prayers best. What is the meaning of this?, 5/4/2012, 6:18 PM

A Return to Ritual Purity: Tazria-Metzora (and Shmini)

What happened to the idea of ritual purity? Why does it seem so removed from us?, 4/19/2012, 2:00 PM

The Inner Light of Destruction:

The task of revealing the inner light in the forces of destruction was given to the kohanim, the descendants of Aaron., 3/23/2012, 12:16 AM

The High Priest's Golden Crown

, 3/2/2012, 1:41 PM

G-d's Name

, 1/20/2012, 1:02 PM

Moshe Hid His Face

What is our main goal? Developing our intellect or our character?, 1/12/2012, 3:27 PM

Jacob Did Not Die

Why we do not find in the Torah that Jacob's sons eulogized their father., 1/6/2012, 12:16 AM

The First Exile is in Vayigash

There are two purposes to be accomplished during exile. , 12/30/2011, 1:46 AM

Waiting for the Dream: MIketz

It is worth waiting for a dream to come to pass., 12/20/2011, 10:50 AM

Tamar's Sacrifice

, 12/15/2011, 3:03 PM

The Conflict Between Jacob and Esau

Jacob harmonized human life and holiness., 12/9/2011, 10:30 AM

Jacob Prays Before Sleeping

What is so special about the evening prayer?, 12/2/2011, 10:01 AM

What are Blessings?

Psalm 115: "The Earth He Entrusted to Humanity" , on the correct approach to pleasures of this world. In this week's Torah portion, Yaakov, too, is blessed with the world's plenty. , 11/25/2011, 10:02 AM

Sarah: Guarding the Inner Child

Childhood and Society was written by Erik Erikson. This is the Torah way of guiding the interaction of children and society., 11/18/2011, 11:22 AM

The Salt of Sodom

The idea behind 'Mayim Acharonim', handwashing at the end of a meal, and the salt of Sodom., 11/10/2011, 6:24 PM

You Know the Mysteries of the Universe

The mystery of repentance is within our grasp., 10/7/2011, 12:39 AM

The Dual Call of the Shofar

The shofar is the tool that helps us in seeking out God with the mind and calling to Him with the heart., 9/27/2011, 11:23 AM