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

Living Here But in Another Country

During the weeks preceding Israeli Independence Day and for some time afterward, the Israeli flag is proudly displayed in front ...

Palestinians and Israeli Settlers Publicly Stand Together Against Annexation

Even in Israel, the looming threat (or promise, for some) of the annexation of parts of the West Bank no ...

The Scroll of Boaz

Over two and a half millennia ago, the People of Israel already harbored a deep enmity towards the People of ...

Prophets in the Holy Land

Who is a prophet? A possible definition might be he or she who proclaims today the moral truths of tomorrow. ...

Will We Let Purim Make Peace Impossible?

The joyous, sometimes boisterous, holiday of Purim is approaching. Twice during the holiday, Jews will publicly read the Book of ...

Go Someplace Else – Our Clinic is Only for Us!

The phone rang early in the morning, just a few minutes after I had gotten out of bed. It was ...

All in the (Extended) Family

She took his head between her palms, bent down and planted a little kiss on the top of his head. ...

Palestinians Must Find the Courage to Wield Their Secret Weapon

"The atmosphere in the Palestinian street here in the West Bank is too hot, he said. We can’t go on a trip together; I am afraid of what they might do to me were anyone to catch sight of us in public."

Sharing Sorrow, Bringing Hope

Thousands of people had passed by before we managed to gather a minyan (quorum) of ten for the evening prayers. ...

Passover and Palestinians

Palestinians are not slaves. But they are also not free.