The Art of T'shuva - The Teachings of HaRav Avraham Yitzhak HaCohen Kook

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Rabbi David Samson has co-written four commentaries with Tzvi Fishman on the writings of Rabbi Kook: "The Art of T'shuva," "The Land of Israel," "War and Peace," and "Torat Eretz Yisrael." He is also the author of a popular book on Jewish Law, "Ask the Rabbi." A longtime student of Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda HaKohen Kook at the Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva in Jerusalem, Rabbi Samson is one of Israel's foremost educators today, founder and Dean of five religious high schools for students who have wandered off the beaten track. He lives in Jerusalem.

The Art of T'shuva - The Teachings of HaRav Avraham Yitzhak HaCohen Kook

Commentary by Rabbi David Samson and Tzvi Fishman

Authored by Rav David Samson
Authored with Tzvi Fishman

While psychologists and self-help books offer many theories about man's existential dilemma and pain, Rabbi Kook reveals that the real cause of humanity's suffering stems from man's alienation from God. The solution, he teaches, is t'shuva. While t'shuva is normally translated as penitence or repentance, the root of the Hebrew word t'shuva means "return." T'shuva is a return to the source, to one's roots, to one's deepest inner self. Rabbi Kook writes:

"When one forgets the essence of one's soul; when one distracts his mind from seeing the true nature of his inner life, everything becomes doubtful and confused. The principal t'shuva, which immediately lights up the darkness, is for a person to return to himself, to the root of his soul. Then he will immediately return to God, to the Soul of all souls. This is true for an individual, a nation, for all of mankind, and for the perfection of all existence... All depression stems from transgression, from being distant from God, and t'shuva comes to light up the soul and transform the depression into incredible joy."
THE ART OF T'SHUVA explains Rabbi Kook's writings on t'shuva in a clear, concise, and illuminating step-by-step fashion. This encounter with Rabbi's Kook's vision is certain to lead readers to greater personal happiness, understanding, and spiritual growth.

Publication Date:
1461086337 / 9781461086338
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US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
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Religion / Judaism / General

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