Dr. Daniel Roth



Administrative Work Experience:

  • Director/founder, Pardes Center for Judaism and Conflict Resolution, 2012 to present.
  • Coordinator, Pardes Peace and Conflict Track, 2010-2012.
  • Director, Pardes Advanced Scholars Program, 2008-2010.


Teaching Experience:

  • Bar Ilan University, Program for Conflict Resolution, Management and Negotiation:
    • Jewish Models of Conflict Resolution, 2013.
    • Models of Conflict Resolution in Judaism and Other Religions, 2014-5.
  • Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, 1999-present

Sample Courses:

  • Intro to Judaism and Conflict Resolution
  • Advanced Course: Mediating Conflicting Interpretations in the Talmud.
  • Advanced Course: Mediating Conflicting Interpretations in the Bible.
  • Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Philadelphia, 2015.
    • The Rabbi as a Pursuer of Peace.
  • National Geographic and MEJDI Duel Narrative Tours, 2011 -present:

Sample Lecture Topics:

  • Religion and Peacebuilding in the Holy Land
  • Reconciliation in the context of the Israeli – Palestinian conflict.



  • Senior Research Fellow at Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University, 2011-.
  • PhD., Bar-Ilan University, Program on Conflict Management and Negotiation, 2013. Dissertation: "Aaron, Pursuer of Peace between People as a Rabbinic Model of Reconciliation." (Advisor: Prof. Moshe Rosman).
  • MA, Talmud, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2007.
  • B.Ed., Jewish Philosophy, Talmud and Education, Herzog College, 2001.


Other Training and Education:

  • Court Certified Mediator, Gevim Group, 2009.
  • Rabbinic Ordination Certificate, Yeshivat Har-Etzion, 1993-2001.
  • Teaching Certificate, Herzog College, 2001.


Academic Conferences and Lectures:

  • Steering committee and co-organizer of “Religion and Conflict Resolution Track”, in International Conference on “Bridging Theory and Practice in Conflict Engagement”, Bar-Ilan University, 2015.
  • International Conference on Conflict and Disputes in Jewish Communities throughout the Generations, Bar Ilan University, "The Identity and Methods of Pursuers of Peace in Jewish Communities", Ramat Gan, June 2012.
  • Session Organizer, Association for Jewish Studies 43rd Annual Conference, "Jewish Models of Conflict Resolution", Washington DC, Dec. 2011.
  • Summit on Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding, Emory University, "Jewish Peacebuilding Models: From Text to Training", Atlanta, June 2011.
  • Bar-Ilan University, Graduate Seminar in International Relations, 2010. "Reconciliation: Western and non-Western Models."  (Hebrew).
  • Steering committee member for Bar Ilan University, Program on Conflict Management and Negotiation, Conference on Conflict Resolution in the Jewish Tradition, 2009.
  • Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles Graduate Seminar, 2009. "How good is the Rabbi at Saying Sorry?"


  • “The Theory, Text and Practice behind 9Adar: Jewish Day of Constructive Conflict”, Journal of Textual Reasoning, forthcoming.
  • “Pursuing Peace in Medieval Judaism”, submitted for review to “Religion and Peace in the Middle Ages” Ashgate Press, 2015.
  • "The Peacemaker in Jewish-Rabbinic and Arab-Islamic Traditions", Journal of Religion, Conflict and Peace, Fall 2011.
  • "Talmudic Mediation: Conflicting interpretations of the Talmud as conflicting Needs of Society", Text & Texture, Nov. 2009.



Religion and conflicts