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by Rav Avraham Yitzchak Kook
We aspire [to attain] the supernal goal and, correspondingly, to hold onto the practical foundation. The practical burden waits [to receive] the full power [it needs, which will occur] when the ideal light is revealed in it and through it.
But with that, the [burden] may, over the course of time, because of the stumbling of the nation, become too much. Then we will seek proper solutions that are in keeping with the spirit of the soul of the nation itself [and] in keeping with the way of the Torah in its fullness, in order to ease the weight in such a way that this necessary alleviation will not for even a moment cause any lack of the spiritual image in the actions [expressing the nation’s] aspiration.
Shemonah Kevatzim I 6
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