Interfaith
Planting a tree in Rahat

FEATURED POST Who Are the Children of God? By Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen | September 30, 2021 Judaism’s teachings about a person’s essence invariably strike a chord among participants at the many interfaith events I attend. The idea that every person is created in the image of God is especially meaningful to them. While this …

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 FEATURED POST  Rosh Hashanah: Closing a circuit of life and love The day’s events threw a Lubavitcher Hasid, a Bedouin soldier, and me together so we could each do some good, and I was sure our encounters weren’t by chance By Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen | September 3, 2021 My wife and I set a …

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Bridging Divides in Israeli Society The past year brought tremendous highs and lows for Israel’s interfaith relations.  On one hand, Israel signed the Abraham Accords, normalization agreements with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco aptly named for our common ancestor.  On the other hand, the country was rocked by the violent riots unleashed …

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mezuza in netivot

Dr. Muhammed’s Mezuza and the Talisman of the Angel Raphael By Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen | July 20, 2021 The prophetic vision of the return to Zion includes partnership in the spiritual realm between the Jewish people and the nations of the world. As we witness fulfillment of several elements of prophetic visions in our …

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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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Judaism Asks More of Us Transforming this vision from the theoretical to the practical is certainly not simple and will not be without opposition. Oped by Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander   | November 5, 2020  When I immigrated to Israel just over two years ago, I carried along with me a small suitcase. It was given to …

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