Welcome. My name is Rochi Ebner.
The writings of HaRav Avraham Yitzchak Hakohen Kook (1865-1935), the visionary first Chief Rabbi of Palestine, have been widely published since the 1960s. Nonetheless, despite the passage of 75 years since his death, Rav Kook’s spiritual teachings have yet to be comprehensively understood, let alone explained clearly and spread widely, as he himself desired. This website is my attempt to do so.
This site offers a journey into Rav Kook's radiant thought, which takes you on a journey into your own soul.
In his personal spiritual journals, Rav Kook wrote in short paragraphs – I call them Glimmerings. The Hebrew texts of hundreds of these Glimmerings are available on this site, as well my own English translations of them. I have ordered the Glimmerings in a way that offers a coherent understanding of Rav Kook’s vision of the new, illumined and inclusive Judaism that was meant to get born along with the State of Israel, when the secrets of Kabbala would be revealed to the masses. Rav Kook knew that fearful minds would try and suppress the change and cling to the Torah of Exile, but "Torah in its most expanded state" would emerge nonetheless, he predicted. It would get born through spiritual revolution: one person at a time.
The best place to start your journey is at the beginning. So click here.