Author, Translator, Editor
Lights of Teshuvah
Lights of Teshuvah is the quintessential work of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook (1865-1935), first Chief Rabbi of the Holy Land: a deeply original thinker, the breadth, inclusive spirit and transcendent ecstasy of whose teachings embrace the entirety of creation.
"Yaacov David Shulman is a master translator who is able to capture the language, the poetry and the beauty of Rav Kook’s Hebrew."
—Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb
“Mr. Shulman’s translations are accurate and clear, forthright and poetic.”
—Professor Howard Schwartz
“Shulman’s translation is clear and smooth; he even manages to convey some of the poetry of the original.”
—Rabbi Chanan Morrison
"Exciting, uplifting, inspiring."
—Rabbi Eli Mallon (Reflections: Torah, Hope and Healing book review)
Yaacov David Shulman is the author, translator and editor of fifty books of Jewish spiritual and literary meaning. His translations of Rav Kook are available at ravkook.net, and his latest work is available at dotletterword.com. For a full listing of his work, visit his Amazon author’s page or shulman-writer.com. You may reach him at yacovdavid@ gmail.com.