We sat around the table drenched in dueling biases. How else could it be for members of the Juneau People for Peace and Justice (JPPJ) and Sukkat Shalom congregation? We were discussing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict just after the 51-day war in Gaza. One side ran a paid ad in the Empire condemning the Israeli government’s action. The other supported its right to defend itself.
Who in their right mind would want to be in the middle of that controversy?
Amazingly, “Wrestling Jerusalem” found its way to Juneau by bridging this entrenched political divide.