A reading from the Social Justice Haggadah by the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. Words from Martin Luther King Jr., in his Letter from a Birmingham jail still resound today, as well as the wisdom from the Talmud.
“Tonight we are, all of us, from the youngest to the oldest, brothers and sisters in the celebration of that freedom, and our redemption is bound up with the deliverance from the bondage of people everywhere. It is said in the Talmud that, in the days when the world is more perfect, we will remember not just the liberation from Egypt, but the liberation of all people from oppression. Truly, ‘injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Injustice to any people is a threat to justice to all people.'”
And Emma Lazarus:
Until we are all free, we are none of us free.
More readings in the Religious Action Center’s Social Justice Haggadah here.