Monday, June 3, 2013

Israel is not an external entity


"The Land of Israel is not an external thing, an external national property, a mere means toward the end of national unification and reinforcement of the nation’s physical or even spiritual survival. The Land of Israel is an independent entity, bound to the nation in the bond of life, embraced due to internal inherent qualities. Therefore, it is not possible to identify the nature of the holiness of the Land of Israel, and to actualize this deep love for her, with any human, rational insight, but only through the Divine spirit which is upon the nation as a whole."

(Rav Avraham Yitzchak haKohen Kook, Orot, Eretz Yisrael 1)

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