Women's March on Washington


Today we march

As the children of Eve, siblings all of us, as different as we may be.

Today we march

With laughter in our bellies, like Sara, because sometimes the impossibly good comes our way and we are allowed to celebrate.

Today we march

As mothers, like Sara, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah, who in their own creative, flawed, and brilliant ways raised the next generations.

Today we march

As the voice of Dinah, and for all others, who suffer silently with the invisible scars of sexual violence.

Today we march

With the cleverness of Tamar who showed us that when someone attempts to take what is rightfully ours, we can find a way to beat them at their own game.

Today we march

Like the Israelite women under Egyptian rule who brought children into a broken world with the faith that it would be better than the one from whence they came.

Today we march

With the courage of Shifra and Puah, knowing that breaking the law to care for those in need is a risk, but also a sacred obligation.

Today we march

And, perhaps, even dance, with a song on our lips like Miriam because although the road ahead is long, we must celebrate the freedoms that we have achieved.

Today we march

With the strength of Machlah, Noa, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirtza who demanded that women be given the right to inherit land.

Today we march

With tears in our eyes like Chana because the pain of infertility has not lessened throughout the ages.

Today we march

With heavy hearts and righteous anger for Yiftach’s daughter and other women whose names we will never learn, sacrificed in a perversion of religion.

Today we march

In honor of Deborah who put that first crack in the glass ceiling as the only female biblical judge.

Today we march

Proud of our bodies, like Judith who chose to use her sexuality, one of the only tools at her disposal, as a powerful instrument for change.

Today we march

For our grandmothers, our mothers, our sisters, our daughters, our grandchildren, ourselves, for the legacy they left, for the lives they are living, for the hope we have for their future, and for the change we need to see in the world.

Today we march