Rabbi Kook teaches that a proper understanding of the nation of Israel can only be obtained after one first recognizes the significance of Eretz Yisrael to the Jewish people. To understand who we are as a nation, and to actualize our role as a light to all of the world, we first have to understand the special relationship between the Divinely-chosen people and the Divinely-chosen Land.
Owing to the book's startling insights, its difficult Hebrew, and often esoteric style, Orot has remained the cherished possession of Rabbi Kook's students and a generation of Torah scholars in Israel who were privileged to learn from his son, HaRav Tzvi Yehuda. The "Lights on Orot" series is designed to make Rabbi Kook's writings accessible to a far wider readership.">