Entries by Shaina Aber

Day 10: Hope But Not Complacence

Today’s reading reminds us that although our collective past has shaped us, it need not define us forever. The wickedness of slavery, the evil of racism, the anguish of dispossession of culture and lands, can be overcome. Past may be prologue, to borrow the words of the Scribe—but an intentional labor to rehabilitate our institutions, redefine our justice systems, and free ourselves from the yoke of systemic racism can lead to redemption.