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Dec 26, 2017, 2:53 PM
China discovers Talmud and the Kabbalah
Three years ago, Amit Elazar, an Israeli living in Beijing, founded "Shofar from Zion", an organization dedicated to spreading Jewish culture and wisdom in China. A group of Chinese volunteers have translated hundreds of articles and books about Judaism...
Aug 27, 2017, 9:10 PM
Religion and Reconciliation on the Temple Mount/Al Aqsa
Religion is at the core of the conflict in the Middle East, and therefore it must be part of its resolution. Nowhere is this insight more apropos than on the Temple Mount/Al-Aqsa, which continues to be a source of...
Aug 20, 2017, 1:19 AM
Holy women: Inspiring interfaith prayer stories
One of my most significant sources of spiritual inspiration comes from a young Arab woman -- Aseel, the translator at a meeting between leaders of the local Arab and Jewish communities of Hebron. Aseel is from the Israeli town...
Jul 13, 2017, 7:23 PM
The Rebbetzin and the Muezzin: Elohim Encounters Allah in Hebron
It is a Friday afternoon and my wife Michal finds herself - for the first time ever - all alone in the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. According to ancient tradition the cave is the burial site of...
Jun 16, 2017, 6:33 PM
From Other to Brother: Tales of Ramadan from Hebron and Jerusalem
If religion is part of the problem, then it will have to be part of the solution. Such was the great insight of Menachem Froman, the late Rabbi of Tekoa, about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Belief in God has the...
May 29, 2017, 3:33 AM
The Abrahamic Union: A confederate solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
On the day of Shimon Peres’s death, my neighbor Natan Meir stood before 100 Jewish and Arab interfaith activists and spoke of Peres’s vision for peace. Natan’s wife Dafna was murdered that year by a Palestinian youth from the...
Yakov Nagen is a Rabbi at the Yeshiva of Otniel, located near Hebron.