Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook

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Rabbi Kook gave a clear answer as to which was the better choice.Rabbi Reuven Spolter, 1/23/2018, 6:51 AM

The Arab working to commemorate Rabbi Kook

Mukhtar of Jerusalem Arab neighborhood urges MKs to sign bill commemorating Rabbi Kook. 'I'm here to stop the bloodshed in the holy city.'Hezki Baruch, 10/25/2017, 8:05 PM

Yoni Ganot presents 'Yismach Libi', originally from Rabbi Kook

Yoni Ganot joins with Jerusalem's famed 'Yeshiva Latzeirim Choir' to put out a rendition of Rabbi Kook's famous song.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/29/2017, 9:42 AM

Was Rabbi Kook really against ascending the Temple Mount?

An additional reading of Rabbi Kook's words raises the question whether he indeed opposed ascending the Temple Mount, as had been assumed.Shimon Cohen, 8/29/2017, 8:44 AM

Rabbi Kook and the call to resume construction in Hevron

As Jewish owners seek to move into house they bought in Hevron, letter from archives of Rav Kook show demand to rebuild Hevron after masacreArutz Sheva Staff, 7/28/2017, 10:39 AM

What was Rabbi Kook's relationship with the media?

A new study by Avraham Weiss explores Rabbi Kook's relationship to the media in general, and to newspaper writers in particular.Yair Dan, 7/20/2017, 7:51 PM

Books of the People

Israel's Book Week (Shavua Hasefer) begins June 7th. The tens of thousands who fill the outdoor book fairs are invited to discover the thinkers who have influenced generations of their people - and still do. Rochel Sylvetsky, 6/6/2017, 7:39 AM

'The State of Israel is the fulfillment of a mitzva'

Evening for study and discussion of Rabbi Kook's teachings at his home attended by Rabbi Yaakov Ariel, Rabbi Aryeh Stern, others.Mordechai Sones, 5/1/2017, 10:42 PM

Passover: Who is free?

Slavery and freedom are a matter of the spirit, wrote Israel's first Chief Rabbi, renowned Torah Sage, philosopher, mystic and poet.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 4/10/2017, 11:57 AM


The time has come for the Chief Rabbinate to assume its rightful place as the compass of our Nation, raising the banner of Torah as our national flag, just as our great and fearless Sages once rallied the Children of Israel. Tzvi Fishman, 4/5/2017, 12:05 AM

How Rav Kook planted a tree in Magdiel

The revered first Chief Rabbi of Israel knelt down to the soil and dug a hole in the earth with his bare hands. Hands shaking, he reverently placed the sampling in the ground.Rabbi Chanan Morrison, 2/10/2017, 12:28 PM

'Do we fight for Shabbat the way Rabbi Kook would?'

Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem calls for introspection in religious community regarding attitude toward public Shabbat desecration.Hezki Baruch, 9/18/2016, 2:14 PM

Museum to be opened at Rabbi Kook's house

Amidst attempts to turn Rabbi Kook's house into a real estate venture, government pledged to develop the site into a full-fledged museum.Yoni Kempinski, 9/14/2016, 11:00 AM

Watch: Reclaming the Mount of Olives from Rock Attacks with Song

Thousands in night of singing and study for anniversary of Rabbi Kook's passing, as Arutz Sheva learns of efforts to take back the cemetery.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 8/29/2014, 2:57 PM

Thousands Visit the Grave of Israel's First Chief Rabbi

Rabbi Avraham Kook zt''l, visionary founder of religious Zionism, commemorated 79 years after his passing.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 8/29/2014, 12:58 PM

Photos: Thousands Pray at Rav Kook's Grave on Yarzheit

Thousands of people went to the Mount of Olives Tuesday on the 77th year since the death of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/21/2012, 1:42 PM

Vaetchanan: In Mind and Heart

Immortal words from the iconic leader of religious Zionism.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 8/3/2012, 12:24 AM

Video: Thousands Ascend to Rabbi Kook's Grave

Thousands came on Friday to the grave of Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak Hacohen Kook on the 76th anniversary of his passing. Elad Benari & Hillel Maeir, 9/4/2011, 10:29 AM

Special Video on Rel. Zionist Visionary Rabbi A.HaKohen Kook

See the life of Rabbi A. Yitzchak Hacohen Kook, iconic leader of rel. Zionism, who called himself the "servant of a holy nation." IsraelNN staff, 9/2/2011, 12:32 PM

Large Crowds Plan to Ascend to Rabbi Kook's Grave

Friday is the yahrzeit of Israel’s first chief rabbi, Rav Abraham Isaac HaKohen Kook. A mass ascent to his grave, other events planned. Elad Benari & Hezki Baruch, 9/1/2011, 6:54 PM

Jerusalem's Reunification: Back in Time to 1967

Wednesday is a special day for lovers of Jerusalem, celebrating the 44th anniversary of its Six Day War reunification. PM to be at Merkaz Harav. Hillel Fendel, 5/31/2011, 8:12 PM

75 Years Without Rabbi Kook: Selected Quotes

Friday marks the 75th anniversary of the death of Rabbi A.Y. HaCohen Kook, arguably the most influential and revered rabbi of the 20th century.Hillel Fendel, 8/13/2010, 11:00 AM