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

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.

Recalibrating – It’s Not Only About Us!

For decades I have taught that Jews live with a double identity. On the one hand we are B’nai Adam, ...

Anti-Zionism = Antisemitism? Not Necessarily!

What if a Palestinian state is absolutely out of the question?

Both Jews and Palestinians Deserve to Return Home

As the national anthem of Israel proclaims, for two thousand years the hope of returning home has remained alive in ...

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.