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Sign: Jerusalem - Heritage Sites in Israel - The house where Rabbi Kook died


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Pik St 8, Jerusalem, Israel
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סמל המועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל
סמל העיר ירושלים
סמל משרד התרבות והספורט

בבית זה ביום ג’ באלול תרצ"ה (1 בספטמבר 1935), נפטר הרב אברהם יצחק הכהן קוק זצ"ל. הרב קוק ייסד את הרבות הראשית לארץ ישראל, והיה הרב הראשי הראשון שעמד בראשה בשנים תרפ"א-תרצ"ה (1921-1935). הוא היה המייסד וראש ישיבת מרכז-הרב, ומגדולי מנהיגי האומה של המאה האחרונה.
הבניין שימש כבית הבראה של ד"ר זלינגר, בו שהה הרב קוק במשך חודשי הקיץ האחרונים של חייו עד לפטירתו, ימים ספורים לפני שמלאו לו 70.

[תמונת הרב קוק]
[Picture of Rabbi Kook]

Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
Jerusalem city emblem
Symbol of the Ministry of Culture and Sports

It was in this building - a convalescent home run by Dr. Zelinger - that the first Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook, of blessed memory, spent the last summer of his life.
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The sign shape is square but its head is designed according to the silhouette of the old building of the Gymnasia Herzliya, which serves as a logo of the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel

The building was photographed on the day the sign was taken Click for a larger image Click for a larger image

The house where Rabbi Kook lived and where the Yeshiva Merkaz Harav was originally located is also immortalized as a heritage site Click for sign's details

Translation of the text on the sign:
[The Hebrew version is more detailed]
In this house on Tuesday, September 1, 1935, the late Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook passed away. Rabbi Kook founded the Chief Rabbinate of Eretz Yisrael, and was the first Chief Rabbi to head it in 1921-1935. He was the founder and head of the Merkaz Harav yeshiva, and one of the greatest leaders of the nation of the last century.
The building served as Dr. Zellinger’s convalescent home, where Rabbi Kook stayed for the last summer months of his life until his death, a few days before he turned 70.




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