NJP book group reads account of doctor, mother in tumultuous Palestine/Israel

Oct 2 2018 7:00 pm
Location: 
St John's Lutheran Church

A first-hand account of life by a doctor and mother during the Second Intifada ("uprising") is the next book for the Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel book study group. “It’s Easier to Reach Heaven than the End of the Street: A Jerusalem Memoir,” by Dr. Emma Williams, is her story of living in Jerusalem during turmoil that arose between Israelis and Palestinians in the summer of 2000.

The group will hold its first meeting on this book at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in the Fireside Room at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 500 Third St. W., Northfield. The group will meet the first Tuesday of every other month. Future meetings are scheduled for Dec. 4, 2018, and Feb. 5, March 4 and April 2, 2019.

No prior knowledge of the subject or of the broader issues surrounding Palestine/Israel is necessary, nor is attendance at previous sessions. 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 about the book group.

Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel is 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 www.njpmn.org or write to info@njpmn.org.

Easier to Get to Heaven