Meaningful Mondays: Martin Luther King’s most famous speech treated as sacred text…

I recall being blown away when I first saw this poster, laminated and framed in the office of a synagogue, I think, or perhaps the Beit Midrash, study house, I no longer even recall where (DC, perhaps the DC JCC on 16th street?).

It takes the text of Dr. King’s famous “I have a Dream” speech, and treats it in the same way that the traditional Jewish texts treat the biblical text: Hebrew scripture in the center, and then comments by various rabbis all around it. Beautiful.

Here is the original.

some Action Items in support of literacy and hope that you can take right now:

1.) Download some speech or book, whatever you find meaningful,

2.) Read a section,

3.) Share your thoughts,

4.) Write a commentary that references a meaningful speech or book, or write something that tells a good story, and makes a difference. I’m working on that through my historical fantasy #WiP, #WhoByFireIWill. Once published, donate one or more copies to your local public library, as I intend to do.

Other ideas welcome on how to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness, & #EndMoneyBail, starting with improving these four parts of our good #PublicDomainInfrastructure:

1. #libraries,

2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,

3. #UniversalHealthCare, and

4. good #publictransport

Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!!!, Walk !

#PublicDomainInfrastructure #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19

ShiraDest

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