TOI – It’s time to heal Jewish-Arab relations in Israel

Sheikh Jamal and Rav Nagen

FEATURED POST It’s time to heal Jewish-Arab relations in Israel MK Mansour Abbas challenged Jewish Israelis to engage with the Arab community, and we must. There are plenty of partners for peace to be found By Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen | April 4, 2021 “Healing occurs only when we look at the other face-to-face.” (Zohar) …

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Arutz 7 – Rabbi: Islamic Movement is sincere about condemning terrorism

Yakov Nagen on Arutz 7

Rabbi: Islamic Movement is sincere about condemning terrorism ‘We must not miss this opportunity to change Arab-Jewish relations,’ says Rabbi Yakov Nagen, a promoter of interfaith dialogue. Yoni Kempinski , April 5 , 2021 Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, Director of Ohr Torah Stone’s Blickle Institute for Interfaith Dialogue, pushed back against criticism of the inclusion of …

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A Thousand Words – April 5, 2021

After a difficult year overcoming countless tragedies and challenges from the corona virus, the Ministry of Health restrictions are finally being loosened and Israelis are excited at the re-opening of the country’s movie theaters, gyms, event halls, concert venues and more are opening. But what truly excites the students at OTS’s Midreshet Lindenbaum is watching …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Shemini 5781

Parshat Shemini (Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –  “And fire came out from before the Lord and consumed (the two sons of Aaron) and they died before the Lord” (Leviticus 10:2)  the celebration of the dedication of the Sanctuary .  Aaron’s greatest triumphs turned tragedy.  And one of the deepest …

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Parashat Shemini: Approaching God (and living to tell the tale)

Miriam Gedwiser,

Parashat Shemini: Approaching God (and living to tell the tale) Miriam Gedwiser, an alumna of  Midreshet Lindenbaum (2000), teaches Talmud and Tanakh at the Ramaz Upper School and is on the faculty of Drisha.   Parashat Shemini is famous for the dramatic story of Aharon’s sons Nadav and Avihu, their “strange fire” which God had …

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