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

I’m Too Broken to Write This Blog

Rarely have I been so deeply affected, so deeply wounded inside, so utterly shattered.

Brotherhood of Erstwhile Enemies

We were two Christian Palestinians, four Muslim Palestinians and six Jewish Israelis. The Christians were from Bethlehem, both veterans of ...

A Tale of Two Little Girls and of Two Little Nations – Holding Hands

Two girls holding hands, tightly, or so it seems. They’re about ten years old. The two of them, one tall ...

What Tisha B’Av Can Learn From Ramadan

I did not fast during Ramadan. But I did somehow experience a little bit of the meaning of the Muslim ...

Painful Hope

I had no idea that the day I met Ali Abu Awwad would signal a radical turning point in my ...

The Dangers of Winning the Lottery

  Every once in a while we hear a story about a lottery winner whose fate takes a drastic turn ...

What Do You Do When You Are Betrayed?

You have shared some of your intimate emotional struggles with a colleague and close friend. Very soon afterward you lose ...

Passover Isn’t What it Used to Be – And Why That’s a Good Thing!

One of the most oft-repeated themes of the Torah is that we must remember that we were slaves and strangers ...

The Cruelty of a Cheeseburger

This week’s Torah portion commands us to swear off cheeseburgers. Well not exactly. It was the rabbis that created the ...

A Secret Weapon for Peace

I believe that there will be no solution to the Israeli Palestinian conflict until the Palestinians come face to face ...