November 23rd, 2019 — Shabbat Haye Sarah
Sarah died from grief, guilt and despair. She didn’t know that healing was possible. Reflections on a pilgrimage to the Legacy Museum and the Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, AL, where we encountered our national failure to deal with racial injustice: from enslavement of Black people to the racial terror of Jim Crow and lynching to mass incarceration today. 108 IKARites travelled to stand on sacred ground. To affirm the connection between truth telling and liberation. To stand beneath the weight of history. To recognize the ways in which we are all complicit in perpetuating systems of injustice. And to stare into the depths of human cruelty and choose hope.