breath of prophecy

In the beginning of Orot on Yisrael, Rav Kook explains that it is the air of Eretz Yisrael that gives us the wisdom and insight to understand prophecy as well as the mystical side of Torah. Perhaps this explains both Rav Kook's style and why it is that we have a hard time connecting to midrash and aggadeta as legitimate Torah after having spent so much time in galut.


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