יהודה מירסקי, תלמיד ותיק של כתבי הראי"ה (שגם כותב בימים אלה ביוגרפיה באנגלית על הרב קוק) כותב באתר Jewish Ideas Daily רשימה קצרה על "לנבוכי הדור". אחרי כל המהומה שהתעוררה כשיצא הקובץ "המודלף", ואחרי שהחיבור גם יצא לאור באופן מצונזר על ידי מכון הרצי"ה, כותב מירסקי ומציין מה יש בו, ולא פחות מעניין, מה אין בו:
The volume is full of similarly far-reaching thoughts. Kook's formulations can be arresting and profound—if also dated, naïve, and apologetic. What cannot fail to strike a reader is the drama of his wrestling with his own affinities to the revolutionary spirit of his times. Especially remarkable in this respect are his comments on the moral and spiritual value of other religious traditions, to which he accords a significant place in the religious past, present, and redemptive future. No less noteworthy is his emphasis on universal ethics as the foundation on which Judaism seeks to build and which Jewish nationalism must serve. Both themes abide in Kook's later work, but there they are embedded within broader and more obviously mystical contexts; here, they are salient and central.
And there is one glaring absence—namely, the land of Israel, which, in marked contrast to its centrality in Kook's later writings, plays no conceptual role in the theological or educational programs he lays out here. To someone like myself, who has spent years working on Kook's neglected early writings, this absence, along with the emphasis placed on universal ethics and the assertion that halakhah itself will evolve along those same universalist lines toward the messianic future, is hardly surprising. But it is deeply unsettling to the official keepers of the Kook flame and to the religious vanguard of the settler movement, which traces much of its motivating zeal to his later teachings.
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