The Place Where We Are Right

Leaders: James A. Gibson, Senior Rabbi, Temple Sinai, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Liddy Barlow, Executive Minister, Christian Associates of Southwest Pennsylvania

Date: Sept. 29, 2016, 7:00-9:00 p.m. 

CEUs: 0.15

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 friendsone Jewish, one Christianas 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

once stood.

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.