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Abraham Issac Kook: The Lights of Penitence, Lights of Holiness, The Moral Principles, Essays, Letters and Poems

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A spiritual master of our times, Kook (1865-1935) was the Chief Rabbi of Palestine prior to the establishment of the State of Israel.

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Rabbi Kook represents the most significant renewal of the Jewish mystical tradition in modern times. This volume presents to the English reader the major expressions of his thought, and a biographical sketch sums up his basic teachings.

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"Rabbi Kook's thought was dominated by two primary concepts, particularity and universality… Born into the restricted world of the Jewish ghetto in Eastern Europe, he was in constant rebellion against all that restricts and narrows the human spirit.

In Rabbi Kook's world of thought, the love of God carried with it a love for all God's creatures, an openness to all ideas, and a continued passion to perfect life through reconciliation, harmony, and peace."       ~Ben Zion Bokser

Excerpt

"I am bound to the world,
All creatures, all people are my friends,
Many parts of my soul
Are intertwined with them,
But how can I share with them my light?"

Author Kook, Abraham Issac
Translator Bokser, Ben Zion
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 415 pp.
Publisher Paulist Press 1978
Series Classics of Western Spirituality
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