The Hard Conversations

Discussions, learning recommendations, and more about Israel/Palestine

Can We Talk About Israel?

Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann, Rabbi Noa Kushner, Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum, and Rabbi Sharon Brous in conversation with Daniel Sokatch, CEO of the New Israel Fund, whose new book, “Can We Talk About Israel?” will come out in September.

Book Launch: In This Place Together

A talk about “In This Place Together, A Palestinian’s Journey To Collective Liberation” with Combatants for Peace co-founder Souli Khatib and author Penina Eilberg-Schwartz, moderated by Rabbi Brous. 

J Street: Processing how the Jewish community talks to each other about Israel

A conversation with Rabbi Sharon Brous and Nancy K. Kaufman as they explore the question of how to build an “and” narrative when talking about rights and lives when Israel is in crisis. Did the extremes of being either pro-Israel or pro-Palestinian represent fissures about Israel already present or has this degree of division widened even more? How can we develop and further narratives about Israel that allow for being concerned about Israeli lives and Palestinian lives? How should the Jewish community move forward now? This conversation will be moderated by Harry Reis.

Book Recommendations:

In This Place Together: A Palestinian’s Journey to Collective Liberation By Penina Eilberg- Schwartz and Sulaiman Khatib

Pre Order Can We Talk About Israel? by Daniel Sokatch