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Arnold Resnicoff

Retired Navy Chaplain and a consultant on interfaith values and Interreligious affairs

Travels from Washington, DC

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Academic Perspectives on Israel and Jewish History


Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff is a consultant on interfaith values and interreligious affairs, a retired Navy Chaplain (and line officer) , former Special Assistant for Values and Vision to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, and a former National Director of Interreligious Affairs for The American Jewish Commitee.   He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a former board member of organizations including The Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs and The Faith and Politics Institute.  He has served on numerous other military and advisory groups during his career, including the Navy Chief of Chaplains Ethics Advisory Committee, and The Jewish Theological Seminary Chancellor's Rabbinic Cabinet.

Following retirement from the Navy in 2001, he served as National Director of Interreligious Affairs for the American Jewish Committee, and -- from 2006 to 2007 -- as Special Assistant (for Values and Vision) to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force.

Rabbi Resnicoff has lectured widely on pluralism, religious freedom, leadership, and values, at many civilian and military forums, including New York's Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, the Northeastern Political Science Association, the Joint Service Commission on Professional Ethics (JSCOPE), the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), and the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies.  His talk on religion and the military, presented at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), was broadcast a number of times on all C-SPAN stations.   In 1996 he crafted and led the first Conference on Ethics and Leadership for the Camp David staff, and has been a speaker at more than ten annual Naval War College conferences on Ethics and the Military; a conference he helped create while attending the NWC as a student.  At graduation, he received the President's Honor Graduate Award from the NWC, and later taught the class, "Faith and Force: Religion, War, and Peace," the first course taught by a chaplain at any U.S. military war college.

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Speaker's Topics:

  • Swords and Plowshares: Jewish Views of War and Peace
  • Dreams from Nightmares: The Jewish Way to Remember
  • Interfaith Relations: From Diatribe to Dialogue -- and Beyond
  • Between the Commandments:  Struggling with the Values Behind the Commandments
  • Yom HaShoa:  Teaching the Four Children to Remember
  • Terrorist Nightmares and Jewish Dreams: Ethical Responses to Terrorism
  • Leadership: Military Lessons--not just for military leaders!    
  • The Three Israels: People, Faith, and Land (An introduction to Judaism)
  • Not Slaves, But Not Gods: The Lessons of Jewish Holy Days
  • Religious Accommodation: The Military Approach
  • Military Core Values: How They Work -- or Should
  • The Seder Behind the Seder: A Passover Workshop

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