Praying together In Jerusalem April 2017

Thursday night, March 30th, leaving directly from the Praying Together in Jerusalem event, I brought our Abrahamic Reunion delegation of Palestinians from Nablus, Jericho and Bethlehem to join in a weekly public dialogue session, called “The Meeting Place” in Zion Square in central Jerusalem. This initiative of the Yerushalmi Movement and the ‘Living Together Task Force’ creates a “brave space” for intersectoral dialogue on broader issues affecting Israeli society, creating a model to be used in other public spaces in Jerusalem and across the country. City Councilman Rabbi Aaron Leibowitz welcomed our delegation, and then invited us to join circles facilitated in Hebrew, English, and Arabic. Joining were Jews, Christians, Muslims, right-wing, left-wing, religious, secular, Israeli and Palestinian, men and women.