Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook
(1865-1935) – Jewish thinker, kabbalist, master of Jewish law and renowned Torah scholar. He was born in the Russian Empire and moved to Israel in 1904. Rabbi Kook was the first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi of the Land of Israel, founder of the Mercaz HaRav academy and is viewed as one of the fathers of Religious Zionism. He was well known for his tremendous love for all and his commitment to doing all that he could to help establish a Jewish State in the Land of Israel. His published works include the Orot series as well as other Jewish legal and philosophical works.
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|Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook|
אברהם יצחק הכהן קוק
|First Chief Rabbi of British Mandatory Palestine|
Abraham Isaac Kook in 1924
|Born||7 September 1865|
Daugavpils, Russian Empire (Today in Latvia)
|Died||1 September 1935 (aged 69)|
Jerusalem, British Mandate of Palestine
Abraham Isaac Kook (Hebrew:
אברהם יצחק הכהן קוק Abraham Yitshak ha-Kohen Kuk; 7 September 1865 – 1 September 1935) was an Orthodox rabbi, the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of British Mandatory Palestine, the founder of Yeshiva Mercaz HaRav Kook (The Central Universal Yeshiva), a Jewish thinker, Halakhist, Kabbalist, and a renowned Torah scholar. He is known in Hebrew as
הראיה (HaRaAYaH), or simply as HaRav. He was one of the most celebrated and influential rabbis of the 20th century.