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

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.

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 ...