Recitation of MLK’s Letter from Birmingham Jail
On April 16, 1963, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote his famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” which was addressed to Birmingham’s local white clergy, including at least one rabbi, who had been critical of King’s organizing tactics. The Letter, now an important part of American Scripture, passionately expressed King’s visions of a just society and contained the now-ubiquitous verse, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
The Jewish community marks time through ritual. We recite from biblical scrolls that capture the emotions and historical consciousness of specific moments in time. In recognition of the ongoing work of Civil Rights, Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael will join many Jewish clergy, leaders, congregations, and organizations at 1:00 p.m. EST on this Martin Luther King Jr Day. We will recite “Letter from Birmingham Jail” on Zoom and live stream it to the TBAY public Facebook page. All members of the greater MetroWest community are welcome to participate.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/TBAY-Letter-from-Birmingham