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Rabbi Yakov Nagen

Rabbi Yakov Nagen

Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen (Genack) is the Rosh Kollel of Yeshivat Otniel, a Hesder Yeshiva in the Hebron Hills. He is a Musmach of RIETS and a PhD in Jewish Philosophy from the Hebrew University. His books, in Hebrew, include “Nishmat HaMishna,” a literary and philosophical approach to the Mishna, “Water, Creation and Divinity: Sukkot in the Philosophy of Halacha” and “Awaking to a New Day: Stories and Insights from Life.”

John Lennon and the Tower of Babel

October 23, 2011, by

John Lennon’s song “Imagine” envisions a future in which there are no separate nations. According to the Bible this was the original state of humanity. The story of the collapse of the Tower of Babel tells how this primeval unity was shattered. What is not explicit in the story is what was the necessity to […]

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