The LINK which follows this introduction will bring you to the PDF version of the book “Torat Eretz Yisrael – The Teachings of HaRav Tzvi Yehuda Kook.” The book is the joint work of HaRav David Samson, HaRav Shlomo Aviner, and Tzvi Fishman. The book presents an encompassing overview of Torat Eretz Yisrael as explained through the teachings of HaRav Tzvi Yehuda Kook, the only son of HaRav Avraham Yitzhak HaKohen Kook, and the person closest Rabbi Kook and his teachings. As Rosh Yeshiva of the Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva in Jerusalem he educated a new generation of Israelis to see the Divine Hand in the rebuilding of the Jewish Nation in Israel.
Dedicated to his father’s vision of Torah and Am Yisrael, Rav Tzvi Yehuda worked throughout his life to edit and publish his father’s prolific writings. His small apartment in the Geula neighborhood of Jerusalem was also the spiritual center of the Gush Emunim Settlement Movement in Israel.
The founders of the new Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, in Aza and the Golan Heights were all students of HaRav Tzvi Yehuda. Israel’s leading Rabbis, Prime Ministers, IDF generals, and Baale Tshuva from all over Israel were frequent visitors in his home.
The book marks the first time that Rav Tzvi Yehuda’s dynamic lectures have been translated into English. His teachings on Torah, Emunah, Ahavat Yisrael, Zionism, the Holocaust, Israel’s Redemption, and Mashiach bring the encompassing Torah of Eretz Yisrael into unparalled focus and light. The book’s commentary brings the reader into the Beit Midrash of Rabbi Kook, presenting an intimate understanding of his vision and of the unique era of Redemption which Rabbi Kook inspired the Nation to see.