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Haleve Isak

Chief Rabbi of Turkey

The Chief Rabbi of Turkey, Isak Haleva, was born in Istanbul in 1940.

He graduated from the Beyoglu Jewish High School and continued his higher education at the Porat Yosef Theological Academy in Jerusalem. He learned under important theologians of the time such as Rabbi Ovadya Yosef and Rabbi Shimon Baadani.

He graduated from the Academy as a Rabbi having received special training in education and religious justice laws. Upon his return to Jerusalem, he served in different capacities as a rabbi & educator.

He served as a member of the Beth Din of the Chief Rabbinate and because of the advanced age of his predecessor Chief Rabbi David Asseo, he took up the responsibility of Deputy Chief Rabbi of Turkey for seven years.

Furthermore Rabbi Haleva gave lessons in classical & modern Hebrew as well as the History of Judaism to undergraduate and graduate students in the Theological Studies Departments of Marmara University and Sakarya University. Through this work, not only did he educate the students but also created a special understanding between Jews and non-Jews and became a bridge between theologians of different religions.

Starting from the 1990s, with the new initiative of “Interreligious Dialogue” meetings and symposiums organized both in Turkey and in the international arena, Chief Rabbi Isak Haleva has participated and made presentations at conferences and panels. A member of the Conference of European Rabbis, he participates at their yearly meetings and continues to make presentations.

[September 2016]

Assisi 2016 - Thirst for Peace


Tirana 2015 - Peace is Always Possible


Antwerp 2014 Peace is the future


Sarajevo 2012


September 11: Religions in Dialogue for Peace


Memory of the Mother of the Lord

The Everyday Prayer

Munich  2011

of H.H. Pope
Benedict XVI

09.11 - Destined to live together: New York - München
Destined to Live Together
Semptember 11, 2001
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October 8 2016

Letter of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Marco Impagliazzo, president of the Community of Sant'Egidio

Back to Constantinople from Assisi 2016, the patriarch wrote a letter of gratitude and appreciation to the Community.
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September 20 2016

Christians are called to be trees of life that absorb indifference: Pope Francis at the prayer for peace in Assisi

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September 20 2016

The words of Pope Francis at the Closing Ceremony of Thirst for Peace in Assisi

#peaceispossible #prayforpeace
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September 20 2016

There is a richness to proclaim, safeguard, and live together. The address of Bartholomew I at the Closing Ceremony

#Assisi #peaceispossible
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September 17 2016

Assisi 2016, providential gift and gesture. Andrea Riccardi's reflection on "Avvenire"

The "spirit of Assisi" has been the proposal of the art of living together, religiously founded.
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August 18 2016

Pope Francis on 20 September in Assisi for the Meeting "Thirst for peace. Faiths and Cultures in Dialogue ",

The news was given today by the Vatican Press Office. The joy of the Community of Sant'Egidio in the statement of the president, Marco Impagliazzo
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