Israelis of Latvian Descent: Abraham Isaac Kook, Herman Branover, Yeshayahu Leibowitz, Herman Jadlowker, Lev Gutman, Mischa Maisky Books LLC

ISBN: 9781156926659

Published: May 25th 2010

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38 pages


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Israelis of Latvian Descent: Abraham Isaac Kook, Herman Branover, Yeshayahu Leibowitz, Herman Jadlowker, Lev Gutman, Mischa Maisky  by  Books LLC

Israelis of Latvian Descent: Abraham Isaac Kook, Herman Branover, Yeshayahu Leibowitz, Herman Jadlowker, Lev Gutman, Mischa Maisky by Books LLC
May 25th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 38 pages | ISBN: 9781156926659 | 3.62 Mb

Chapters: Abraham Isaac Kook, Herman Branover, Yeshayahu Leibowitz, Herman Jadlowker, Lev Gutman, Mischa Maisky, Abraham Zevi Idelsohn, Shaul Avigur. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 36. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trialMoreChapters: Abraham Isaac Kook, Herman Branover, Yeshayahu Leibowitz, Herman Jadlowker, Lev Gutman, Mischa Maisky, Abraham Zevi Idelsohn, Shaul Avigur. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 36. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge.

Excerpt: Abraham Isaac Kook (18651935) was the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of the British Mandate for Palestine, the founder of the Religious Zionist Yeshiva Merkaz HaRav, Jewish thinker, Halachist, Kabbalist and a renowned Torah scholar. He is known in Hebrew as HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook, and by the acronym HaRaAYaH or simply as HaRav. He was one of the most celebrated and influential Rabbis of the 20th century. Portrait with signatureRav Kook was born in Grva, Latvia (now part of Daugavpils, then in a town in Courland Governorate of Imperial Russia) in 1865, the oldest of eight children.

His father, Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Ha-Cohen Kook, was a student of the Volozhin Yeshiva, the mother of the Lithuanian yeshivas, whereas his maternal grandfather was a member of the Kapust dynasty of the Hassidic movement. As a child he gained a reputation of being an ilui (prodigy). He entered the Volozhin Yeshiva in 1884 at the age of 18, where he became close to the rosh yeshiva, Rabbi Naftali Zvi Yehuda Berlin (the Netziv). Although he stayed at the yeshiva for only a year and a half, the Netziv has been quoted as saying that if the Volozhin Yeshiva had been founded just to educate Rav Kook, it would have been worthwhile.

During his time in the yeshiva, he studied about 18 hours a day. In 1886, Kook married Batsheva, the daughter of Rabbi Eliyahu David Rabinowitz-Teomim, (also known as the Aderet), the rabbi of Ponevezh (todays Panevys, Lithuania) and later Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi of Jerusalem. In 1887, at the age of 23, Kook entered his first rabbinical position as rabbi of Z...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=16356



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