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kook

(kuk)
n. a strange person. She seems like a kook, but she is just grand, really.
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Kook grapples with the influence of a plethora of foreign religions on Jewish society.
Although best known as the first chief rabbi of the Ashkenazi community in pre-state Palestine, Rav Kook was a polymath whose writings on mysticism and messianism are part of the Jewish canon.
Nevertheless, I will attempt in this essay to demonstrate that despite the disagreement between Rabbi Geiger and Rabbi Kook on the nature of the messianic idea, both men were moving toward the same goal within the framework of modern Judaism.
4) In this paper I wish to touch on just one corner of this ambiguous and complex attitude on the part of Rav Kook by showing how Rav Kook's own conception of the love of God draws upon Maimonides' conception--but in inverted form.
Brighton-based British rock band The Kooks have announced their Australian tour, which will kick off in January next year.
It is evident that Shatz views Rabbi Dessler, Rabbi Kook, and of course, Maimonides, as his personal spiritual guides, yet Orthodox thought includes many diverse and incompatible sources as well.
Rav Kook did not live to see the birth of a Jewish State in 1948.
Nosan-Blank takes to heart the words of Rabbi Avraham Kook, ``We're constantly challenged to make the old new and the new holy'' as she discovers nontraditional ways to appreciate the eight days of Hanukkah.
A new and historic film, recently given English subtitles, tells the story of Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook and the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva students who liberated the city - and continue to celebrate its unification every year as if it has just occurred.
At the Merkaz HaRav Kook Yeshiva students and others danced the night away with a traditional "Simchat Beit HaSho'eva"
This article will attempt to trace some little-known aspects of the inner life of one of the twentieth century's greatest Jewish thinkers: Rabbi Abraham Isaac ha-Kohen Kook (1865-1935).
Jones Lang LaSalle has completed three transactions, totaling 69,319 s/f, for Hahn Kook Center U.
Although Hauser is despised as a fun-killing kook by most pro skaters, some companies find his encyclopedic knowledge of skating useful to avoid ABDs.
Now through April 15, Toys "R" Us Times Square features a dedicated Scooby-Doo Shop on the lower level of the store, showcasing four of the classic monsters from the original Scooby-Doo animated series including Chickenstein, Space Kook, Captain Cutler and The Creeper.
A new and historic film, recently given English subtitles, tells the story of Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook and the Merxaz Harav Yeshiva students who liberated the city - and continue to celebrate its unification every year as if it has just occurred.