Authors Posts by Gavriel Lakser

Gavriel Lakser

Gavriel Lakser
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Gavriel Lakser has taught at a number of yeshivot and seminaries in Israel and was, most recently, Coordinator of Academic Programs at The Herzl Institute in Jerusalem. He received semikha from Yeshivat Hamivtar. He can be reached at glakser@gmail.com.

The Accidental Iniquity of Amalek

In a fascinating analysis, Gavriel Lakser places the Megillah in the context of the overarching struggle between the Jewish people and Amalek.

From Master to Father: The Evolving Character of God in the Creation Narrative 

Gavriel Lakser argues that the first two chapter of Genesis give us different insights into the character of God. The first chapter shows us a transcendent and omnipotent God, while the second shows us a God much more imminent and concerned for the lives of the creation. These two aspects are complimentary and mutually deepens our understanding of the human-God relationship.

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