Interfaith guru

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.

November 2, 2017 16:18
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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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