Interfaith guru

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November 2, 2017 16:18

The reader cannot but admire Rabbi Dr. Ronald Kronish’s devotion to his quest for coexistence, despite what he describes as the despair among people on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Ron Kronish (center) and Gadi Gvaryahu meet.

FATHER PIERBATTISTA PIZZABALLA and Ron Kronish. (photo credit:Jeremy Sharon)

How did a Reform rabbi from Florida become Israel’s pioneer in the field of interfaith dialogue? For the full answer, read Rabbi Dr. Ronald Kronish’s new book, “The Other Peace Process: Interreligious Dialogue, a View from Jerusalem,” published by Hamilton. This is just a taste.

It is, Kronish says, the first book written in Israel on interreligious dialogue as a part of Israeli-Palestinian peacebuilding. During what he calls his “exciting and enlightening career,” Kronish founded the Jerusalem- based Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI) in 1991, and served for 25 years as its dynamic director, becoming a well-known personality, public speaker and writer.

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