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

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.

Torn Between (a Particular) Truth and (a Mutual) Peace

In 1967, the Knesset declared unified Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Family Reunions and Beyond

Isn’t Jacob’s peace with Esau as important as Joseph’s reconciliation with his brothers?

Good Deeds, Bad Consequences

What goes around, comes around, even if you're Jacob.

Fanning the Flames of Uncomfortable Truth

A retreat from the haughtiness of exclusivity..

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict as a Parable of Two Men and a Woman

Another way to understand the intractable nature of dual claims to one homeland.

A Slap in the Face in an Ancient Church That Wasn’t a Synagogue

On a tour of Judea (in the West Bank), wishing all its residents past and present were acknowledged.