Read with Rabbi Starr

March 19, 2020, 7:00 pm

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Read with the Rabbi: Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor by Yossi Klein Halevi

Read the book first, then virtually join Rabbi Aaron Starr for a discussion of this important work. Lyrical and evocative, Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor is one Israeli’s powerful attempt to reach beyond the wall that separates Israelis and Palestinians. In a series of letters, Yossi Klein Halevi endeavors to untangle the ideological and emotional knot that has defined the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for nearly a century. Using history and personal experience as his guides, he unravels the complex strands of faith, pride, anger, and anguish he feels as a Jew living in Israel. In an unprecedented effort to share both sides of this terrible struggle, a new edition includes an extensive Epilogue of Palestinian letters to Halevi. Some angry, some empathetic, but all respectful, these responses break open the conversation between Israelis and Palestinians, laying bare the heartfelt emotion on both sides and showing that peace may be possible if one is only willing to listen.

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