Friday Noon Study Group

April 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, May 25

Our group is currently discussing Dr. Sheila Katz’s Connecting with the EnemyThis 2016 book presents the first comprehensive history of unprecedented grassroots efforts to forge nonviolent alternatives to the lethal collision of the two national movements. This previously untold story of Palestinian-Israeli joint nonviolence will challenge the mainstream narratives of terror and despair, monsters and heroes, that help to perpetuate the conflict. It will also inspire and encourage anyone grappling with social change, peace and war, oppression and inequality, and grassroots activism anywhere in the world.

On May 25, we will discuss Chapters 1-4 (pages 12-82), a look at Palestinian-Israeli joint nonviolence initiatives from 1880-1980.

 Our informal discussion group meets every Friday, from 12-1, in Unger Hall at Congregation Beth Ha Tephila.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise.   Dr. Katz, a professor of Middle East history at the Berklee College of Music, will be joining our study group on June 15 and speaking to the public on June 17.  Copies of Dr. Katz’s book are available at a variety of internet outlets.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at

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