Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen

Naso (Israel): The good, the bad and the ugly

Within a framework or outside of it?, 6/9/2016, 4:39 PM

Bamidbar (Israel): Every man has a name

. It’s possible that the language of numbers is more practical and efficient than the language of names, but there’s more to life than efficiency., 6/3/2016, 2:17 PM

Behar (Israel): Chief Seattle and Schmita

Judaism sees land as inherently sacred., 5/19/2016, 10:00 AM

Emor: History and the cosmos

Conceptions of time., 5/13/2016, 7:03 AM

Parshat Kedoshim: Love or be loved?

When our main mission is to love, not to be loved, we are free to choose what is right, even if it is not necessarily the popular choice., 5/5/2016, 8:14 AM

Parshat Metzorah: From biography to biology

A physical malady creates an opportunity for introspection., 4/14/2016, 7:53 PM

Parshat Tazriah: The priestess of life

An understanding of the meaning and significance of the concept of “tumah” (impurity) within Judaism., 4/7/2016, 10:36 AM

Pikudei: First thing in the morning

A tribute to Noam Apter, Hy"d, killed in a Friday night terror attack in the Otniel Yeshiva., 3/9/2016, 11:09 PM

Shabbat here and now

What is that “day in which all is Shabbat?” , 3/3/2016, 11:57 PM

Questions about G-d

The G-d that can be defined is not G-d., 2/27/2016, 10:14 PM

Sounds that heal

Torah from the hesder yeshiva at Otniel, in the Hevron hills., 2/18/2016, 10:10 AM

G-d's puppet theater

Dvar Torah from a rabbi in Otniel hesder yeshiva in the hills of Hevron., 2/12/2016, 4:21 PM

Mishpatim: Who deserves justice?

Divine revelation is connected to justice., 2/5/2016, 1:18 PM

The limits of giving

Even Moses had to learn to draw the line., 1/28/2016, 10:32 PM

Parshat Beshalach: Life as art

A wise parable on the splitting of the Red Sea from the yeshiva at Otniel., 1/21/2016, 11:26 AM

On chametz and missed opportunities

Sometimes, by the time you’re finally ready to board, the ship has already sailed, and who knows when it will be back in the harbor again?, 1/14/2016, 8:35 AM

Vaera: Stories happen to people that tell them

And to nations that tell them..., 1/7/2016, 11:28 AM

A kabbalistic look at the parsha: Today is forever

The Zohar tells us the true meaning of eternal life., 12/24/2015, 7:30 AM

A people that is a family

Today and then., 12/18/2015, 7:57 AM

Miketz: Painful and blessed memories

Torah from the hesder yeshiva of Otniel, in the hills of Hevron., 12/11/2015, 10:48 AM

Vayeshev: Rendezvous with an angel

Everyman is an angel..., 12/4/2015, 7:44 AM

The Difference Between Criticism and Anti-Semitism

Now that we have received the Sunday Times apology, read about a rabbi who refused to meet a representative of The Guardian - and how he explains his decision to her., 2/4/2013, 11:00 PM

Terumah: Uplifting G-d

Life is a blessing: Spirituality in the parsha brought to you from the hesder yeshiva at Otniel in the hills of Hevron., 2/24/2012, 4:21 PM