Beit Midrash Jewish Laws and Thoughts Texts of Jewish Thought
Rav Kook, Orot Hamilchama - Part I
Why are almost all of the Tanach Heroes Physically Strong and Military Heroes?
Rav Kook creatively points out that it can’t be a coincidence, that of the little we know about most of the heroes in the Bible, God feels it important to stress that almost all are physically strong and military heroes. Just over the exile, the picture of the ideal Jew changed. Why are these traits so important?