Last updated on: 9/7/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Abraham Isaac Kook Biography

Title:
First Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of British Mandate Palestine
Position:
None Found to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of June 4, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • First Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of British Mandate Palestine
  • Founder of the (now) Religious Zionist Yeshiva Merkaz HaRav, Israel
  • Spiritual leader and theorist of the Religious Zionist movement
  • After World War I, became Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem
  • Emigrated to (then) Ottoman Palestine as Rabbi of Jaffa, 1904
  • Involved in the activities which led to the 1917 Balfour Declaration
  • Became Rabbi of the Spitalfields Great Synagogue (Machzike ha-Das, “upholders of the faith”), Whitechapel, England, 1916
  • Became the Rabbi of Bausk, Latvia, 1895
Education:
  • Volozhin Yeshiva, Lithuania
Other:
  • Born in Griva, Latvia, 1865, died in 1935