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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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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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Nagen and the Dalai Lama

The Hebrew Little Prince Encounters the Dalai Lama By Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen | May 7, 2021 Seemingly random encounters can sometimes force us to confront our deepest selves. In the following story a chance meeting with a German tourist led me to examine issues of identity and how Judaism relates to other faiths. A …

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Sheikh Jamal and Rav Nagen

FEATURED POST It’s time to heal Jewish-Arab relations in Israel MK Mansour Abbas challenged Jewish Israelis to engage with the Arab community, and we must. There are plenty of partners for peace to be found By Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen | April 4, 2021 “Healing occurs only when we look at the other face-to-face.” (Zohar) …

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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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