Kook, Abraham Isaac, 1865-1935

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Abraham Isaac ha-Kohen Kook was born in Latvia in 1864. In 1904 he moved to Palestine and served as rabbi of the Jewish community in Jaffa. In 1919 he became rabbi of the Ashkenazi community of Jerusalem. In 1921, when the Chief rabbinate was established, he was appointed Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Palestine, a position he held until his death in 1935. In 1924 he established his own yeshiva in Jerusalem, known as the Universal Yeshiva or Merkaz ha-Rav. The yeshiva was unique at the time because of its positive attitude to Zionism.

From the description of Poster collection, 1920-1935? (Yeshiva University). WorldCat record id: 122487657

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referencedIn Jewish National Fund. Israeli broadside collection, 1878-1981. Yeshiva University
referencedIn Central Committee for the Relief of Jews Suffering Through the War. Central Relief Committee records, 1914-1958, 1914-1950 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Women's suffrage poster collection, 1919-1926. Yeshiva University
referencedIn Photographs of Chief Rabbi A. Kook, Twentieth century University of Southampton Libaries Special Collections
referencedIn Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Library. Autograph collection, circa 1543-1974 Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Davidson, Israel, 1870-1939. Papers, 1887-1942. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Kook, Abraham Isaac, 1865-1935. Poster collection, 1920-1935? Yeshiva University
referencedIn American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Countries collection: Palestine files, [ca. 1914]-1950. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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associatedWith American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Central Committee for the Relief of Jews Suffering Through the War. corporateBody
associatedWith Davidson, Israel, 1870-1939. person
associatedWith Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Keneset Yiśraʼel be-Erets-Yiśraʼel. corporateBody
associatedWith Rabanut ha-rashit le-Yiśraʼel. corporateBody
associatedWith Yeshivat Merkaz ha-Rav. corporateBody
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Palestine
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Chief rabbinate
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Birth 1865-09-07

Death 1935-09-01

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Yiddish,

English,

Hebrew

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