HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l

Vayera: Hidden and revealed holiness

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi., 11/15/2019, 12:12 PM

Lech Lecha: Mamrei's advice

Torah thoughts from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, iconic leader of Religious Zionism., 11/8/2019, 10:16 AM

The splendor of Tefillin: Elisha, the Master of Wings

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi., 11/4/2019, 11:51 AM

Bereishit: Be fruitful and multiply

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi., 10/25/2019, 3:56 PM

Simchat Torah: The merit of a dance

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi., 10/20/2019, 10:22 AM

Ha'azinu: The diversity of Israel

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, Torah luminary, poet, Religious Zionist leader and founder of Merkaz HaRav Yeshiva in Jerusalem., 10/11/2019, 12:03 PM

Teshuva for the generation of rebirth

A Yom Kippur message from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, Torah luminary, poet philosopher and leader., 10/8/2019, 11:59 AM

Teshuva for the generation of rebirth

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi., 10/4/2019, 12:00 PM

Rosh Hashanah: Knowing the Teruah-Blast

A Rosh Hashanah message from Israel's first Chief Rabbi., 9/29/2019, 1:07 AM

Ki Tavo: The two paths of Bikkurim

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi., 9/20/2019, 5:40 PM

Ki Teitzei: Free Will versus Causality

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, founder of Religious Zionism., 9/13/2019, 11:42 AM

Which is worse: a sorcerer or an idolatrous heretic?

For Shoftim: The Sorcerer and the Gidufi., 9/6/2019, 4:15 PM

The Great Call

Today is the 3rd of Elul, the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak HaKohen Kook. He wrote this open and prophetic letter, which he named, “The Great Call,” to world Jewry in 1907. Does it apply to you?, 9/3/2019, 8:19 AM

For Rav Kook's yahrzeit: Psalm 73: The complacency of the wicked

Torah from Israel's first chief rabbi, the iconic Torah luminary, poet, leader, founder of Religious Zionism and of Merkaz HaRav Yeshiva. His yahrzeit is 3 Elul., 9/2/2019, 9:08 PM

Eikev: Two loves for Eretz Yisrael

Timeless Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi., 8/23/2019, 2:10 PM

Va'etchanan: Loving God with all your might

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader of Religious Zionism., 8/16/2019, 3:26 PM

Rebuilding the Temple

Uproar over a new Yeshiva in Jerusalem, 8/11/2019, 11:56 AM

Tisha B'Av: The beauty of the Universe

Thoughts for the Ninth of Av fast from israel's first Chief Rabbi, iconic leader and founder of Religious Zionism., 8/9/2019, 9:23 AM

Mattot: No excuses for remaining outisde the land!

Torah from israel's first Chief Rabbi., 7/26/2019, 3:43 PM

Pinchas: The daily sheep offering

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, Torah sage, philosopher, leader and iconic founder of Religious Zionism and Merkaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem., 7/19/2019, 10:22 AM

Balak: Tents and dwelling places

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader and founder of Religious Zionism and the Merkaz HaRav Yeshiva., 7/12/2019, 4:53 PM

Chukat: Religious Rage

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi., 7/5/2019, 6:58 PM

Korach: The lesson of ma'aser

Torah insights from Israel's first Chief Rabbi., 6/28/2019, 4:53 PM

Shlach: Repairing the Sin of the Spies 

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, iconic founder of Religious Zionism and Yeshivat Merkaz Harav., 6/21/2019, 11:43 AM

Beha'alotecha: The seven lamps of the Menorah

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi and the iconic founder of Religious Zionism., 6/14/2019, 1:04 PM

For Shavuot: The king's Torah scroll

Torah from israel's first Chief Rabbi, who, presciently, talks about the obligations of the head of government in a Torah state. Thoughts for the Shavuot holiday., 6/7/2019, 11:30 AM

The holiness of Sinai

Unlike Jerusalem’s permanent holiness, the holiness of Mount Sinai was temporary, lasting only for the duration of Matan Torah, the Revelation of the Torah at Sinai. Torah from israel's first Chief Rabbi., 5/31/2019, 5:33 PM

Bechukotai: Eternal Inheritance 

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic founder of Israeli Religious Zionism., 5/24/2019, 10:41 AM

Behar: Shmitah - Window to the futur

Torah from Israel's first cheif rabbi., 5/17/2019, 3:34 PM

Israel Independence Day: Redeeming the Land

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi., 5/9/2019, 6:37 PM

Kedoshim: First impressions

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi., 5/5/2019, 10:36 AM

Pesach: The strong Hand and the outstretched Arm

A Pesach message from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader and founder of Religious Zionism., 4/19/2019, 4:07 PM

G-d's tefillin

, 4/14/2019, 6:51 AM

Tazria: A return to Ritual Purity 

Torah from Israel's first chief rabbi., 4/5/2019, 11:11 AM

Shemini: The error of Nadav and Avihu

Torah insights from Israel's iconic first Chief Rabbi., 3/29/2019, 9:44 AM

Purim Go gather all the Jews

Prescient words from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, Torah luminary, founder of Religious Zionism, poet and philosopher., 3/21/2019, 12:14 PM

Vayikra: Sacrifices vs. Fasting

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, iconic founder and leader of Religious Zionism, poet, philosopher and halakhic sage., 3/15/2019, 8:54 AM

Pekudei: Always on his mind

Torah from Israel's first chief rabbi, the iconic founder of Religious Zionism as we know it., 3/8/2019, 2:19 PM

Vayakhel: Two layers of wisdom

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic founder of Religious Zionism as we know it today., 3/1/2019, 4:20 PM

Tetzaveh: The High Priest's golden crown

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi., 2/15/2019, 12:51 PM

 Shabbat: What is true success?

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi., 2/8/2019, 1:30 PM

Mishpatim: Tablets of stone

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the founder of Religious Zionism as we know it today., 2/1/2019, 8:22 AM

Coercion at Sinai

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi., 1/25/2019, 3:06 PM

Beshalach: The inner song of the soul

Torah from Israel's first chief rabbi., 1/18/2019, 2:17 PM

Bo: The birth of a nation

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, the iconic founder of today's Religious Zionism., 1/11/2019, 10:00 AM

Moshe and Aaron's leadership

Psalm 99 appears to put Samuel on equal footing with Moses and Aaron. , 1/4/2019, 2:48 PM

Shemot: True Humility

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, the founder of Religious Zionism., 12/28/2018, 12:15 PM

Psalm 31: "My times are in Your hand"

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi., 12/21/2018, 2:33 PM

The single light of Hanukkah

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi., 12/5/2018, 2:17 PM

Vayeishev: The Nature of Exile 

Torah from israel's first Chief Rabbi., 11/30/2018, 1:48 PM

Vayishlach: Reliance on miracles

Torah from the first Chief Rabbi of Israel., 11/23/2018, 2:59 PM

Prayer: Free expression of the inner soul

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi., 11/16/2018, 3:00 PM

Toldot: Abraham kept Mitzvot 

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, the iconic founder of Religious Zionism., 11/9/2018, 3:45 PM

Chayei Sarah: Guarding the inner child

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi, iconic founder of Relgious Zionism., 11/2/2018, 10:51 AM

Vayeira: Preparing for the Akeidah

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi, the iconic founder of Religious Zionism., 10/26/2018, 3:11 PM