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

Should it be so Hard to Condemn the Murder of Ari Fuld?

On the one hand – “Thou Shalt not Murder” but on the other hand – “He who comes to kill you, rise up first to kill him”.

Look up From the Text into the Eyes of a Human Being

I opened my computer upon arriving home and found an email from an older man in my community who has made a habit of negatively commenting upon my work creating bridges of reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.

Imminent Threat

They did not know enough about the day-to-day reality on the ground to really understand what was going on.

Breaking Out

Merkaz Karama, a communal space, using one word from Hebrew and one from Arabic that together translate as Dignity Center

Raw Trauma

The realization suddenly dawned on me at perhaps the most inappropriate of times. I was at the mourning gathering for ...

A Completely Trivial and Out-of-Context Snapshot of Israeli Military Rule

The army usually declares a closure of the Palestinian territories for the holidays, meaning that all permits allowing Palestinians entrance into Israel become null and void.

The Al Aqsa Mosque = The Holy Temple?

Can Judaism and Islam share this holy site?

A Calendar All Our Own

Living according to Jewish time makes a tremendous difference in the texture of life.

Of Technology, Miracles and Radical Amazement

We must bring ourselves to awareness of the wonders of every moment.