When: Mon., Nov. 11, 7 p.m. 2013
Harris-Gershon's memoir What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife? starts with the 2002 Hebrew University of Jerusalem bombing, which killed nine and injured 100. Among the injured was his wife; among the killed was a friend of the couple visiting from San Diego. Years later, Harris-Gershon embarked on what he now calls “a selfish, desperate attempt to heal when secondary trauma brought me to my knees.” The research project/search for closure led him to meet Mohammad Odeh, the Palestinian who planted the bomb. Part of Ann Katz.