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

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.

Why Jacob Cursed Two of His Sons

Shimon and Levi get the blame for two tragedies in the patriach's life.

Bad Things Can Create Better People

Is there any connection between the two parts of Joseph's life?

When Dreams Come True

As Joseph discovers, reality is more complicated than we anticipate.