The Journey has begun – Hillary Elkins

Posted on March 26, 2024

Day 1 (Atlanta & Montgomery) – Tuesday March 26, 2024

Some quotes and photos from history, tour, and guides today that got me thinking:

Understand why there were Jews on both sides of the (civil rights) movement and why there are Jews that remained silent. In 2024, it’s important that we look back and remember what really happened and not the history that we have chosen to remember.

The greatest particularism of the American Jewish community is our universalism.

When Rabbi Abraham Joshua Herschel went to March – he asked colleagues to go and many said “ this is not our fight”.

For many of us the march from Selma to Montgomery was about protest and prayers. Legs are not lips and walking is not kneeling. And yet our legs uttered songs. Even without words, our march was worship. I felt my legs were praying. – Rabbi Abraham Joshua Herschel (1965)