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Celebrating Juneteenth Slaves' Emancipation with a Seder

Steven Davidson : Jun 19, 2018 : Times of Israel

"We came together not just as black Jews or Jews of color, but with the entire community. We know that all of our liberation is tied together." -Yehudah Webster

(New York)— [TimesofIsrael.com] Those who first sang "Go Down Moses" did not need reminding of what slavery was like in Egypt. Their Moses was in fact alive, and her name was Harriet Tubman. The water they waded into was not the Red Sea, but streams and rivers that allegedly threw the slave owners' dogs off their tracks. (Photo Credit: Rafael Shimunov/via Times of Israel)

African-American liberation and the Exodus story are uniquely connected in spiritual inspiration and in embodying resilience, yet never before have the stories been brought together and blended like they were at the Juneteenth Seder—the first of its kind—in New York City on June 14.

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