Our Rabbi & Love of Eretz Yisrael

Ha-Rav Tzvi Yehudah Ha-Cohain Kook

A Letter from Eretz Yisrael
Maran Ha-Rav Kook was appointed Rav of Yafo and the surrounding settlements (i.e. Petach Tikva, Rishon Le-Tzion, Gedera, Rechovot, etc.) in the year 5664. After lengthy and exhausting negotiations with the community, the final letter with the travel expenses arrived, and Maran Ha-Rav Kook left a note for his daughter to pick up the letter. But our Rabbi, out of a love of Eretz Yisrael, rushed to get the letter himself in order to receive a letter from Eretz Yisrael. Our Rabbi made aliyah with his family shortly after his bar mitzvah.