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Enduring petty put-downs and coping with subtle insults remains an everyday challenge for most blacks and Jews in America, argues Cornel West in Jews and Blacks: Let The Healing Begin, the book he co-authored with Tikkun magazine editor Michael Lerner. In their provocative work, West and Lerner engage in a series of candid dialogues about the rift between blacks and Jews and how it can best be remedied. In one of a series of community outreach forums, the authors lecture at 7 p.m. at the All Souls Church, 16th & Harvard Sts. NW. $2 (benefits the All Souls Cultural Arts Fund). (202) 429-9272. (Jonetta Rose Barras)