WHAT DO YOU THINK?
1. Do you agree with Sharansky that “all peoples are created equal”? Is there a necessary connection between the two beliefs that “all people are created equal” and that “all peoples are created equal”?
2. The Torah calls the children of Israel am segulah, God’s chosen people. What does this mean to you? Can the idea of am segulah be reconciled with Sharansky’s teaching about the equality of both people and peoples?
3. As a politician and human rights activist, Sharansky wrote The Case for Democracy proposing solutions to problems facing the peoples of the Middle East, in general, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in particular. Do you believe that democracy can solve these challenges?
WHAT DO YOU SEE?
1. Which characters stand out to you? Which most reminds you of yourself? Which would you pick to represent your people?
2. Which visual elements describe individuality, “people,” and which represent “peoples”?
3. Why is it significant that the people of the world have assembled on a stage? What is happening among the characters, and between the characters and the audience?