The Place Where We Are Right
Date: Sept. 29, 2016, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Knox Room, Long Hall, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Directions
As the poet Yehuda Amichai reminds us in his poem, "The Place Where We Are Right," when we assume that we are right, we are actually blocking ourselves from relationship, newness, and growth. Join us as we listen in on two friends—one Jewish, one Christian—as they reflect on the challenges of relationship and "rightness" in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read more about how the conversation between Rev. Barlow and Rabbi Gibson began to take root. And, scroll down to read Amichai's full poem.
This event is free and open to the public.
"The Place Where We Are Right " ~ Yehuda Amichai
From the place where we are right
flowers will never grow
in the spring.
The place where we are right
is hard and trampled
like a yard.
But doubts and loves
dig up the world
like a mole, a plow.
And a whisper will be heard in the place
where the ruined house
The Selected Poetry of Yehuda Amichai, by Yehuda Amichai, edited and translated by Chana Bloch and Stephen Mitchell, © 1996 by Chana Bloch and Stephen Mitchell. Published by the University of California Press.