Beit Midrash Jewish Laws and Thoughts Rav Kook books
Appreciating the Minutiae and Ideals of Rabbinic Mitzvot
Why Did the Rabbis Add So Many Mitzvot?
Rav Kook deals with the classic questions asked by any thinking practicing Jew: Why did the rabbis institute so many additional rabbinic laws, which pre-occupy us day and night? Did the Torah not command us enough obligations and restrictions?! In this famous article from Orot called "Chacham Adif miNavi", Rav Kook suggests a totally innovative approach to appreciating the minutiae and ideals of Rabbinic Mitzvot, enlightening and motivating us in their observance.