Our Rabbi & The Chasidic Movement - Part 2

Our Rabbi, Ha-Rav Tzvi Yehudah Ha-Cohain Kook

When our Rabbi was asked how to draw people closer to Torah [which was the intent of Chasidut], he responded that we must increase yeshivot and Torah classes at various levels which are appropriate for each person.

When our Rabbi was asked about learning "Tanya," he responded positively, but that one should first learn "Nefesh Ha-Chaim."

When a great Torah scholar, said to our Rabbi: "It seems that the Vilna Gaon erred in his opposition to Chasidut," he responded: "I do not possess the ability to say that the Gra erred."

Our Rabbi related that the three heretical fathers which came from Chasidic family are: "Achad Ha-Am," Berdichevesky and Brenner. The Gra saw in his holy spirit this destruction which would come from Chasidut.