Speaker Profile Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen

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 received 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 has published eight books and hundreds of articles that address Jewish spirituality, Talmud, interfaith relations, and other topics. Many of his writings have been translated into Chinese, and he was profiled in Tablet magazine as one of the ten “Israeli Rabbis You Should Know.” He lives in Jerusalem  and is married to Michal; they have seven children.