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Lot #    7680
Auction End Date    7/13/2004 3:58:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Ikvei ha-Zon
Title (Hebrew)    עקבי הצאן
Author    [First Ed.] R. Abraham Isaac Kook
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    [Samuel Hakohen Kook]
Publication Date    1906
          
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Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
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   First edition. [1], 72 pp.,145:100 mm., usual light browning, not bound.
          
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   Ikvei ha-Zon, discourses and homilies by R. Abraham Isaac Kook (1865–1935). R. Kook rabbinical authorit, mystic, and philosopher, was born in Greiva (now Griva), Latvia. At a very early age R. Kook showed independence of mind and far-reaching curiosity. While a student in the yeshiva in Volozhin he supplemented his traditional Talmudic education with the study of the Bible, Hebrew language, Jewish and general philosophy, and mysticism. In 1888 he was appointed rabbi of Zaumel, and in 1895 became rabbi of Bausk (now Bauska). In 1904 he immigrated to Erez Israel, where he served as rabbi of Jaffa, chief rabbi of Jerusalem, and with the formation of the chief rabbinate in 1921, as Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Palestine. R. Kook held that the return to Erez Israel marked the beginning of divine redemption (athalta di-ge'ullah). In R. Kook's system the mystical urge for unity is meant to combine the communicable with the ineffable—to infuse the physical life of man with a religious purpose. There is no stress on self-abnegation in his mysticism.
          
Paragraph 2    עקבי הצאן קבוצת מאמרים (הדור... הענג והשמחה ... הפחד... המחשבות... דרישת ד'... דעת אלהים... עבודת אלהים)< ... מאת אברהם יצחק הכהן קוק... אב"ד יפו...
          
Reference
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   EJ; CD-EPI 0163248
        
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