Jewish Book Council Talk by YOUSEF BASHIR
August 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm| Free
A Jewish Book Council Talk by
YOUSEF BASHIR, Author of
The Words of My Father: Love and Pain in Palestine
Thursday, August 1 at 7:00 P.M.
Free and open to the public
Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required. If possible, please RSVP by July 30 to help us plan for the appropriate number of attendees. You may do so online, preferably, or email email@example.com / 508-540-0602.
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“A work of profound spiritual beauty; one of the great memoirs to emerge from this terrible conflict.” – Yossi Klein Halevi, Israeli author (Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor)
[My father’s] spirit had prevailed. He had proved to me that violence is not the only option when standing up for freedom and dignity. He had taught me that seeking peace is not only a prayer, but also an obligation. – from The Words of My Father
Palestinian-American activist Bashir recalls his adolescence in Gaza during the Second Intifada, and how he made a strong commitment to peace in the face of devastating brutality in this moving, candid, and transformative memoir that reminds us of the importance of looking beyond prejudice, anger, and fear.