August 16, 2021, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Your Adult Education Committee is pleased to announce the return of our esteemed and beloved teacher SANDY GOLDBERG!!
Sandy will be teaching a 10-11 week course on the book ‘Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor” by Yossi Klein Halevi.
Classes will begin on Monday evening, June 21, at 8:00, and run on consecutive Monday evenings through August 23 or 30.
In the course we will read Yossi Klein Halevi’s 2018 book, LETTERS TO MY PALESTINIAN NEIGHBOR, in which he explores the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with an eye towards getting both sides to listen to the “dueling narratives of two traumatized people”. This class will involve a good deal of discussion. We will focus on (i) Halevi’s interpretation of the recent history of the conflict, (ii) his attempt to be respectful of the Palestinian narrative, and (iii) the ethical and political principles that underwrite his discussion. We will also read several (favorable and critical) replies to the book, from both Jews and Palestinians; and we will consider whether events that have transpired since the publication of this book should alter any of the views he expresses in it.
It would be helpful to have a copy of the book, which is makes for very accessible reading. And the chapters are not long!
Hope to see you on the 21st and thereafter.
The Adult Ed Committee