Book group to explore one Jewish perspective on Palestine/Israel

Jan 2 2018 7:00 pm
St. John's Lutheran Church, Northfield

The conflict in Palestine/Israel remains one of the world’s longest-running crises. Anyone interested in learning more about this situation is invited to join a book study group, sponsored by Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel.

“A Wall in Jerusalem: Hope, Healing and the Struggle for Justice in Israel and Palestine,” by Dr. Mark Braverman, is the first book for the study. The meeting will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in the Fireside Room at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 500 Third St. W., Northfield. Chapters 1-7 will be discussed at this session. The group will meet the first Tuesday of every other month.

No prior knowledge of the subject or of the broader issues surrounding Palestine/Israel is necessary, nor is attendance at the previous session. Anyone willing to learn, listen and discuss the issue is welcome, including those who have not read the book. Attendance is free but participants are responsible for providing their own book if desired. Contact Darlene Hand at 507-645-5078 for information.

“I traveled to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories because of a feeling that would not leave me alone: that there was another side to the story that I had been told as a Jew growing up in postwar America,” Braverman wrote. “I realized that a humanitarian crime was being committed, and that the role of occupier was leading Israel toward political disaster and the Jewish people down a road of spiritual peril.”

This year is the 10th anniversary for Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel, an ecumenical group of community members who organize local events to educate and advocate for justice and peace in Palestine/Israel. For more information about NJP, visit the website at or write to

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