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

Abraham is From Mars, Sarah is From Venus

Sarah our Matriarch passes from the world in this week’s Torah Portion, Hayei Sarah. It is a good opportunity to ...

Bad Things Do Happen to Good People … Thank God That They Do!

“Why do bad things happen to good people” is the most fundamental question of theology. Just about everyone has given ...

Meeting My Palestinian Neighbors For the First Time

Nine months ago I opened the front door of my apartment in Alon Shvut and took a 20-minute walk that ...

An Electrifying Altar

A few summers ago, on a trip through Samaria, Israel, a passage in this week’s Torah portion jumped out of ...

Ecclesiastes (Kohelet)

Traditionally read during Sukkot, the Book of Ecclesiastes grapples with the meaning of life.