- Rabbi Ari Shvat (Chwat)
- Duration: 39 min
The Importance of Work & Secular Knowledge in Elevating the World
- 41 min 15 sec
The western world generally views work and secular knowledge as a means to make money, as opposed to Judaism who sees the spiritual and redeeming aspect of these "mundane" topics. Rav Kook, as always, has a surprising and innovative view of these topics, especially important for a polarized Judaism which often sees just learning Torah as the goal and other issues as a nuisance, as well as the high standard of living which brings one to think that work is only for those for whom it's a necessity.