2 years ago • Jan 15, 2022

No Victory Until All Have Crossed the Sea

Rabbi Sharon Brous

B’shallah 5782. On the Shabbat of my son’s bar mitzvah, I refuse to flatten our Torah or defang our heroes, robbing their words of their firepower precisely when we need them most. Dr. King was a radical, just as the story of our liberation from enslavement in Egypt is radical. For this fraught time, a radical read of the moment: exploitation and oppression, suppression and subversion thrive today only because enough of those who have reached the shore of freedom are prepared to turn our backs on those still scrambling to escape harm’s way. – Rabbi Sharon Brous