Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, Director

Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen is the  Director of Ohr Torah Stone’s Blickle Institute for Interfaith Dialogue and Beit Midrash for Judaism and Humanity.

Rabbi Nagen has rabbinic ordination from RIETS and a PhD in Jewish Philosophy from the Hebrew University. For 15 years, he has been  a leading figure in interfaith dialogue between Judaism and Islam and in encounters between Judaism and Eastern Religions.

Rabbi Nagen’s four books and hundreds of articles deal with Jewish spirituality, Talmud and interfaith. He lives in Otniel and is married to Michal; they have seven children.