JPost: ‘Ramadan kareem’

‘Ramadan kareem’: Learning more about Islam, Israel’s neighbors – opinion We would do well to recognize the importance of this period for a significant portion of the population, both in Israel and around the world.  by Yakov Nagen   | April 15, 2021 People are often surprised when they see me meeting with Muslim religious leaders. …

Read more

Parshat Kedoshim: Friends, Jews, Countrymen, Lend Me Your Ears!

Esti Honig

Parshat Kedoshim: Friends, Jews, Countrymen, Lend Me Your Ears! Esti Honig (Midreshet Lindenbaum Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program 2001) teaches Gemara and Tanakh at Kohelet Yeshiva High School just outside Philadelphia, PA, where she is also the director of Israel Guidance for Girls.  . Parashat Kedoshim starts much the way several other paragraphs in …

Read more

NSN: Connection before Correction

NSN logo

Nachum Segal welcomed Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, director of OTS’s Blickle Institute for Interfaith Dialogue, to JM in the AM to discuss the role that respect, understanding and faith can play in Muslim-Jewish relations, on the backdrop of Israel’s recent elections.  Click here to listen to the interview

“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Acharei Mot 5781

Parshat Acharei Mot (Leviticus 16:1 – 20:27) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –  “Speak to the entire congregation of the People of Israel and say to them: ‘You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.” (Leviticus 19:2) What does it mean to be holy? In our generation, the emotionally-charged observance of …

Read more