The Theology of Rav Kook

Rabbi Abraham Itzchak HaCohen Kook  (1865-1935) is considered by many to be one of the preeminent contemporary Jewish thinkers and mystics. In this course, we will explore the foundations of his wholistic and wide ranging teachings. We will study selections of his original writings and explore their relevance and implications for our lives today. We will use the theoretical structure that his premier student, Rabbi David Cohen, HaNazir, identified as the central principles of Rav Kook’s theology. Volume Bet of Orot HaKodesh-Lights of Holiness is arranged according to this schema and will be the primary text for our class. This course fulfills the content of Intensive Study of One Rebbe.

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