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Silver from the Land of Israel: A New Light on the Sabbath & Holidays
     

Silver from the Land of Israel: A New Light on the Sabbath & Holidays

by Rabbi Chanan Morrison
 

A companion volume to Gold from the Land of Israel, this book presents Rabbi Abraham Isaac HaKohen Kook’s thoughts on Shabbat and Jewish holidays in a clear, succinct style. Among the questions addressed in this compilation of Rabbi Kook’s teaching are Why are Jews instructed to drink on Purim? What is the role of art and literature? Why is

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A companion volume to Gold from the Land of Israel, this book presents Rabbi Abraham Isaac HaKohen Kook’s thoughts on Shabbat and Jewish holidays in a clear, succinct style. Among the questions addressed in this compilation of Rabbi Kook’s teaching are Why are Jews instructed to drink on Purim? What is the role of art and literature? Why is there a need for both an oral and written Torah? Why is Chanukah not celebrated with a festive meal? and Why is the Temple so important? The writings of the celebrated first Chief Rabbi of pre-state Israel—often difficult to absorb for their poetic and mystical nature—are accessibly presented in this offering.

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"Such an uplifting collection of essays. . . . A wonderful gift."  —Chicago Jewish Star

"[A] delightfully inspiring book of ideas regarding the Sabbath and Holidays, a wonderful introduction to the spellbinding and unique world of [Rabbi] Kook, one of the most influential Jewish thinkers of our times."  —Jerusalem Post

"Rabbi Morrison has produced a volume that presents a picture of Rav Kook in depth, one that should be welcomed by all lovers of Jewish tradition."  —Association of Jewish Libraries Reviews

Douglas Wertheimer
The writings of Rav Kook, with their allusive mix of Chassidic and Talmudic learning, are impenetrable to many readers. That is why Rabbi Morrison authored this book, whose goal is to summarize Rav Kook's views on these topics, interspersed with excerpts from his writings.

Talk about uplifting. When it comes to the Jews and the Jewish people, it's hard to imagine anyone more upbeat than Rav Kook.
Rabbi Zvi Leshem
Silver from the Land of Israel is both a delightfully inspiring book of ideas regarding the Sabbath and Holidays, and a wonderful introduction to the spellbinding and unique world of R. Kook, one of the most influential Jewish thinkers of our times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789655240429
Publisher:
Urim Publications
Publication date:
05/21/2010
Pages:
269
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Rabbi Chanan Morrison studied for several years at Yeshivat Mercaz HaRav, the Jerusalem yeshiva founded by Rabbi Kook. He taught Jewish studies for several years in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, before returning to Israel. He is the author of Gold from the Land of Israel.

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