“Nevertheless, She Persisted: Esther and Kamala Speak” Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker, preaching. Music from Roomie Wood and Stephanie Galloway.
In the Purim story from Jewish tradition, Queen Esther risks her life to save her people. She does this by harnessing her courage and breaking her silence to speak a dangerous truth about her own identity. In this sermon following the inauguration of Kamala Harris, our new VP, we will connect Esther’s story to contemporary examples of confronting power abuses, including the Black Lives Matter, #MeToo and “I’m Speaking” movements. How might this “Bad Girl of the Bible,” among others, help us find our voices across racial and gender identities?