Excerpts from a Diary

March 28, 1964: Father has been acting quite secretive this week—I think he's obsessed with hiding the afikomen so I can't find it this time. Last year he seemed disappointed that I found it so quickly—also, that I wasn't so thrilled with my present, a simple yo-yo that I felt unsuitable for a sophisticated five-year-old such as myself.

Ha’Rav Kook: Master of the Lights

A world of chaos stands before us, all the time that we have not yet reached the "tikkun elyon"—the highest level of healing, repairing, transforming—by uniting all life forces and all their diverse tendencies. As long as each one exalts himself, claiming, I am sovereign, I and no other—there cannot be peace in our midst (Notebook 8:429).