Rabbi Alex Israel is an educator whose teaching over the past two decades has inspired thousands of students in the US, Israel and the UK to engage deeply with Biblical texts. He teaches at Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi and at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies where he is Director of Community Education and the Summer Program. An active writer, he also contributes regularly to Yeshivat Har Etzion's Virtual Beit Midrash. Born and raised in London, Rabbi Israel moved to Israel in 1991 and gained rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate following several years of study at Yeshivat Har Etzion. Rabbi Israel holds degrees from London School of Economics, the Institute of Education, London, and Bar Ilan University. He has lectured widely at campuses and communities on three continents.