Arnold Resnicoff

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Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff is a consultant on interfaith values and interreligious affairs, a retired Navy Chaplain, and the former Special Assistant for Values and Vision to the U.S. Air Force’s Secretary and Chief. He also worked to advance religious understanding in the United States as the American Jewish Committee’s National Director of Interreligious Affairs. Rabbi Resnicoff helped create the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and delivered the closing prayer at its dedication. He has lectured widely on topics ranging from religious freedom to leadership at several civilian and military forums.


  • Arts & Culture

  • Middle Eastern Relations

  • Positively Israel & College Campuses

Popular Speeches

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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