Shabbat shalom! Today, I am grateful to gather—we who call God many different names, and we who choose not to call to God at all—I am grateful to gather together with you!
This season, in our sacred text, the Jewish community reads the story of the Exodus from Egypt.
Our redemption story begins with women. Midwives birth our redemption. Overworked, underpaid; but powerful and brave. How do we know redemption has begun? We see the courage of women.
And our redemption story culminates with women. When we cross the Sea of Reeds to freedom on the other side, “Miriam the prophet takes her timbrel in her hand, and all the women go out with her in song.” How do we know redemption has come? We hear the voice of women.
In our own time, brave women have birthed the next wave of the movement.
Women’s courage and women’s voice are leading; women and men are following in partnership.
We are marching to the other side, and there is no turning back. Read the rest of this entry »