Ḥanan Schlesinger

Ḥanan Schlesinger

Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger lives in Alon Shvut, Israel, and is one of the founders of Roots/Shorashim שורשים/Judur جذور, The Palestinian Israeli Grassroots Initiative for Understanding, Nonviolence and Transformation. Currently he serves as its Director of International Relations. He also is the founder of the American Friends of Roots, a multi-faith organization dedicated to supporting the work of Roots/Shorashim/Judur. Rav Hanan frequently speaks in the United States together with one of his Palestinian partner about the amazing work that Roots/Shorashim/Judur is doing in Judea/Palestine. Prior to the founding of Roots, Rav Hanan spent his whole career teaching Jewish studies in various seminaries, colleges and frameworks in the Jerusalem area, among them the Pardes Institute, Beit Midrash Elul, Nishmat and Yeshivat Bat Ayin. He also spent two years as part of the Judaic Fellows Program in Boca Raton Florida and over ten years in Dallas Texas, first as Rosh Kollel of the Community Kollel and later as founder and Executive Director and Community Rabbinic Scholar for the Jewish Studies Initiative of North Texas. He and his Israeli–born wife Ayala have four grown children and eight grandchildren.

http://www.ravhanan.org

Prayer for Human Solidarity, by Rabbi Ḥanan Schlesinger

Contributed on: ג׳ באדר ב׳ ה׳תשע״ט (2019-03-10) by Ḥanan Schlesinger |

A prayer for human solidarity to mitigate the danger that comes when our particular identity as Bnei Yisrael greatly eclipses our universal identity as Bnei Adam. . . .


صلاة يهودية لشهر رمضان | תפילה יהודית לחודש הרמדאן | A Jewish Prayer for the Month of Ramadan, by Rav Ḥanan Schlesinger

Contributed on: כ״ח בסיון ה׳תשע״ז (2017-06-21) by Ḥanan Schlesinger | Thabet Abu Rass (translation) | Dani Kranz (translation) | Carina Branković (translation) |

Ramadan Mubarak رمضان مبارك. “A Jewish Prayer for the Month of Ramadan” with its English translation was first published by Rav Hanan Schlesinger​ on his website, “Breaking Bread and Barriers: Solidarity through Prayer” on 15 June 2017, and composed by him for a Muslim-Jewish Iftar​ (break-fast) on 14 June 2017. . . .


תפילת ”על הנסים“ חדשה ליום י״ז בתמוז | Al Hanissim for 17 Tamuz, by Rav Ḥanan Schlesinger

Contributed on: י״ד בתמוז ה׳תשע״ח (2018-06-27) by Ḥanan Schlesinger | Shoshana Michael Zucker (translation) |

An Al Hanissim supplement for Sheva Asar b’Tamuz that acknowledges the fast day in light of the apparent achievements of the State of Israel, post-1948. . . .


Prayer for Israeli-Palestinian Solidarity, by Rabbi Ḥanan Schlesinger

Contributed on: ג׳ באדר ב׳ ה׳תשע״ט (2019-03-10) by Ḥanan Schlesinger |

A prayer for Israeli-Palestinian solidarity to mitigate the danger that comes when our particular identities greatly eclipse our universal identity as Bnei Adam. . . .