Hanan Schlesinger

Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger lives in Alon Shvut, Gush Etzion, and serves as the Director of International Relations for Roots/Judur/Shorashim, the Israeli Palestinian Local Initiative for Understanding, Nonviolence and Transformation. He also frequently travels to Dallas Texas where he serves as the Executive Director of the Jewish Studies Initiative. His website is www.ravhanan.org


Articles by Hanan Schlesinger

Massacre in the Patriarch’s Tomb

The following letter to the Palestinian people shall never be sent. After at least three rewritings and endless discussions among ...

Should the F-word Be Off Limits for Rabbis?

At that moment I felt utterly violated, encroached upon. I know that it sounds like I am exaggerating but I ...

PTSD + Preeminence = Moral Schizophrenia

A few nights ago I made a presentation for ‘Noar Shorashim’, the Roots Initiative youth group that brings together high ...

Reconciliation Within the Family and Beyond the Family

The Book of Genesis is nothing if not a story of dysfunctional families. Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Hagar, ...

One Jew, Two Opinions

Did Rebecca have to do wrong in order to do right?

Inside Rebecca and Isaac’s Marriage

Why does Rebecca end up deceiving her husband?

A Small Victory for Dialogue Between Enemies

All eyes followed me in as I walked down the center aisle of the lecture hall. The members of the ...

What Does It Mean To Be A Blessing?

Blessings are not meant to flow into us, but rather to flow through us.

Confounding Conformity

The story of the Tower of Babel makes a case for a multiplicity of languages and cultures.

Living With Death

Death is a problem. It is death that seems to suck the meaning out of life. If it is all ...