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by Rav Avraham Yitzchak Kook
It is impossible for me to abandon literature, the craft of thought and its expressions.
I cannot excuse myself from that soulful work, which is so deeply lodged in my spirit. Despite all of the barriers that I meet in the course of my thoughts and the events of my life, I am forced to return to literature and to engage in its work.
I must find the topics destined for me, those points of truth prepared for me to reveal, which are always founded upon the value of holiness: holiness in the individual life and in communal life, holiness in deeds, holiness in feelings and holiness in thoughts, holiness in the progress of the society and in the progress of the individual, the holiness in the national revival in all of its hues.
When I speak of matters of holiness, I speak from my essence, from the entire yearning of my life, and that is the sign to myself that this point, the point of holiness, provides the central all of my thoughts. And in it, and only in it, will I speak and gain satisfaction.
Yaacov David Shulman
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