Beit Midrash for Judaism and Humanity

“If you have hope, who can dare lose hope?”

“If you have hope, how can we dare lose hope?” In a place overwhelmed by darkness and evil – we strive to add light. Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, director of OTS’s Blickle Institute for Interfaith Dialogue, arrived with representatives of

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TOI – The Jewish Journey to Loving the World

The Jewish Journey to Loving the World by Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen | September 11, 2023 “I have loved you with ahavat olam (eternal love/love of the world)” (Jeremiah 31:3) In prophecies describing the end of days, we see movement in two opposite

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TOI – Two Faiths, One Shoulder

Two Faiths, One Shoulder: American Imams Encounter Israeli Rabbis By Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen | September 7, 2023 The Bible tells of a future partnership of humanity “all calling in the name of God and serving Him with one shoulder” (Zephaniah 3:9).

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TOI – Waging Religious Peace in Jerusalem

Waging Religious Peace in Jerusalem By Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen | Jun 7, 2023 Tragically, Jerusalem, designated by the Bible as the city of peace, has throughout the ages been the site of religious strife. It was therefore so moving

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