From the Well
Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak (1865-1935), best known as the first chief rabbi of the Land of Israel, was a truly unique Talmudist, halachist, mystic, poet and Jewish thinker.
From the Well of Kindness is a collection of Rav Kook’s teachings on over forty topics:
Encouragement, Silence, Song, Poetry and Beauty, Souls, Teshuvah (Repentance), Imagination, Visualization, Intent, Natural Intelligence, Feeling, Kindness, Ethics, Character Traits, Faith, Prayer, Spiritual Thirst, Joy, Love of God, Fear of God, Sexuality, Spirituality and Physicality, Good and Evil, Death, Redemption, Universalism, Love of Israel, Land of Israel, Young People, Torah, Tzaddik (Holy Person), Animal Kingdom, Jew and Gentile, Historical Forces, Jewish Literature, Science
“Mr. Shulman’s translations are accurate and clear, forthright and poetic. Mr. Shulman displays a sensitivity to the nuances of Rabbi Kook’s often subtle teachings, and an ability to convey to the reader the passion and dialectical balance in those writings. These writings of Rabbi Kook are often difficult, confounding even the confident Hebrew reader. In such a case, the translator has an especially great challenge in determining the intent of the author and then conveying it clearly and simply, while remaining faithful to the complexity and eloquence of the original. Mr. Shulman’s translations meet that challenge.”
Prof. Howard Schwartz, three-time winner of the National Jewish Book Award, author of Leaves from the Garden of Eden, Tree of Souls, etc.