Blickle Institute for Interfaith Dialogue

A Thousand Words – May 23, 2024

This week, the Ohr Torah Interfaith Center’s Blickle Fellows visited Rahat, the largest Muslim city in Israel. The first stop was the tent of Fatma Jamali, a Bedouin woman who educated herself to read and write, eventually completing a university

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Standing Together Against Global Religious War

Standing Together Against Global Religious War Ariel Kahana and Mor Speir | 27 March 2024 Amidst the heightened tensions from the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, leading to fears of deteriorating relations between Jews and Muslims, a delegation of

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“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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