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Nov

Rabbi Alex Israel

Global Day ON AIR Presents: Rabbi Alex Israel

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The Taming of Desire

Exodus records a strange donation to the Temple – a set of ladies’ beauty mirrors. Who were the women behind this unusual gift and what is their story? Why did Moses want to reject their donation? This session addresses the place of beauty, and whether sexuality and sanctity can coexist.

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Rabbi Alex Israel teaches at Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi and at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies where he serves as Director of Community Education and the Summer Program. He is a popular lecturer at campuses and communities on three continents. In 2013, he published his first book: “I Kings: Torn in Two” a commentary to Sefer Melakhim. Born and raised in London, Rabbi Israel was an active youth leader in Bnei Akiva and was the director of the Sixth Form study centre at LSJS. He moved to Israel in 1991 and gained rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate following several years of study at Yeshivat Har Etzion. Rabbi Alex Israel holds degrees from London School of Economics, the Institute of Education, London, and Bar Ilan University. Rabbi Israel lives in Alon Shevut, Gush Etzion, with his wife Aliza and their four wonderful children. He enjoys running, music and everything to do with contemporary Israel.