It's Easier to Reach Heaven Than the End of the Street: A by Emma Williams

By Emma Williams

A deeply affecting memoir and a special contribution to our knowing of the Palestinian-Israeli conflictIn August 2000 Emma Williams arrived together with her 3 young children in Jerusalem to affix her husband and to paintings as a physician. A month later, the second one Palestinian intifada erupted. For the subsequent 3 years, she was once to witness an remarkable sequence of occasions within which millions of lives, together with her personal, have been grew to become upside down.

Williams lived at the very border of East and West Jerusalem, operating with Palestinians in Ramallah throughout the day and spending evenings with Israelis in Tel Aviv. Weaving own tales and conversations with neighbors and co-workers into the lengthy and fraught political heritage, Williams' robust memoir brings to lifestyles the realities of the Palestinian-Israeli clash. She vividly recollects giving beginning to her fourth baby in the course of the siege of Bethlehem and her horror whilst a suicide bomber blew his personal head into the schoolyard...

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George, 'Israel', pp. 520-24. 1. A Review of Research on Judaism and the Death of Jesus 43 Jacob Jewell A conscious and thorough attempt to redraw the agenda for critical study of Judaism in Luke-Acts is found in the work of the Scandinavian J. Jervell. He differs emphatically with the scholarly consensus concerning Luke's setting. Jewish Christianity is not a matter of the past for Luke. 2 In fact, much of Acts is aimed at addressing issues of controversy within Jewish Christianity. Jervell finds several lines of evidence which confirm this view.

8. Sanders, Jews in Luke-Acts, pp. 47-50, 85-89. 9. Sanders, Jews in Luke-Acts, pp. 133-39, 144. 10. Sanders, Jews in Luke-Acts, pp. 36, 48-50. 11. Sanders, Jews in Luke-Acts, pp. 97-99. 1. 1 Identified in the speeches as evil and unrepentant, they behave as such in the end of the narrative. 4 Sanders' s work represents the culmination of the pervasive trend in studies on Judaism in Luke-Acts since Overbeck. In large measure his conclusions are reached by rigorously pursuing the lines of inquiry already mapped out.

Tyson, Death, pp. 29-30. 3. Tyson, Death, pp. 30-31,78. 4. Tyson, Death, pp. 32-33. 5. Tyson, Death, pp. 34-35, 37-38. 6. Tyson, Death, pp. 120-21, 145-48. 7. Tyson, Death, pp. 37, 43. 8. Tyson, Death, pp. 118-19, 126-29, 138-39, 164. 9. Tyson, Death, pp. 100-101; cf. 110. 10. Tyson, Death, pp. 39, 42. 11. Tyson, Death, pp. 42-43. 12. Tyson, Death, pp. 43-44. 34 Jewish Responsibility for the Death of Jesus in Luke-Acts Jack T. T. 2 Luke's narrative does not relent in its condemnation of Jews and Judaism.

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