Winner's Unlimited - No. 107

Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes - Buyer's commission 22%

May 8, 2018
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Letter in the handwriting and with the signature of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook from 26 Sivan, 1927.

Interesting letter which was sent to Rabbi Yaakov Mosendheit in which Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook relates to a book written by Rabbi M. Roish, which would later be published. After he saw the manuscript, the rabbi made a number of interesting comments to improve the future usefulness of the book, where it should be written differently than as appears in the manuscript.

Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook starts by praising the book: 'It is an honest and useful book for straightening opinions in matters of faith ... it is arranged nicely from works of research and religious philosophy such as Guide for the Perplexed, the Kuzari, Chovot HaLevavot and more.' After that, Rabbi Kook comments regarding the style of questions which are brought at the beginning of the book, and the style of the comments brought there regarding the reciprocal relationship between "research" and "faith," that 'A bit of sweetening at first is necessary, and then the book will be enhanced and of great use to its straight-hearted readership' and he signs with an interesting expression: 'I hereby send regards to my dear friend, the rabbi and author or inventor of this precious notebook ..." Rabbi Kook's signature is in the margins.

Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook [1865-1935], was the leader of Religious Zionism, adjudicator, and kabbalist. He served as rabbi in Zheimel and Busk, rabbi of Jaffa and the colonies, and then Ashkenazi rabbi of Jerusalem. Founded the Chief Rabbinate of the Land of Israel and served as the first chief Ashkenazic rabbi. Founder of "HaYeshiva HaMercazit HaOlamit" - which is the Merkaz HaRav yeshiva.

[1] leaf official paper 20x29 cm. Fold marks. Fine condition.

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Letters from rabbis