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

Mourning Responsibly and Transformatively

Today is Memorial Day in Israel. The country is mourning for those who fell in the struggle against our enemies.How ...

The Paradox of People-to-People Peace-Building

People-to-people peace-building works.It’s been researched and documented, in Northern Ireland, Rwanda, and many other places. Without people-to-people peace-building on a ...

A Land for All

Those who see the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a purely political dispute over self-determination, territory, and security are missing the bigger ...

The Pope, the King, and the Jews

Religion has Begun to Accomplish What Politics Alone Cannot

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 ...