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Michael M. Cohen
Rabbi Michael Cohen teaches conflict resolution at Bennington College and is the author of Einsteins Rabbi: A Tale of Science and the Soul. He is the Rabbi Emeritus of the Israel Congregation of Manchester, where he was the first permanent rabbi in the Congregations history. A longtime environmental activist, he co-founded the first recycling center in Ewing, N.J., in 1976 while in high school. He served as President of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association.
Since 1996 he has divided his time between Vermont and Arava Institute for Environmental Studies Kibbutz Ketura campus where Israeli, Palestinian, Jordanian and International students study together. He has served as a policy adviser for the Office of the Special Envoy for Middle East Peace at the Department of State and has written extensively on the Arab-Israeli Conflict.