Brown Bag Books - The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East
Date(s) - 10/06/2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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The October Brown Bag Books book is “The Lemon Tree:  An Arab, a Jew , and the Heart of the Middle East” by Sandy Tolan, Non Fiction

In 1967, Bashir Khairi, a 25 yr old Palestinian, journeyed to Israel with the goal of seeing the beloved stone house with the lemon tree behind it that he and his family had fled 19 years earlier. To his surprise, when he found the house he was greeted by Dalia Eshkenazi Landau, a 19 yr old  Israeli college student, whose family fled Europe for Israel following the Holocaust. On the stoop of their shared home, Dalia and Bashir began a rare friendship, forged in the aftermath of war and tested over the next half-century in ways that neither could imagine on that summer day in 1967. Tolan brings the Israeli-Palestinian conflict down to its most human level, demonstrating that even amid the bleakest political realities there exist stories of hope and transformation.


Please join us to discuss this very informative, timely book on October 6 at noon via Zoom.

The Brown Bag Books group meets year-round, except in July and August. Many attendees bring their lunches, and everyone brings a sense of humor. Monthly sessions are always lively and enjoyable.

Books chosen by the group for discussion are usually listed in the Order of Service and the Bulletin, as well as on the UUCPA website.

  • Contact: Hannah Slocum (
  • Facilitator: Various participants
  • Registration: Not required
  • Location: Via video conference or in the Fireside room

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