“Solemnize a fast, Proclaim an assembly; Gather the elders—all the inhabitants of the land— In the House of the Divine, Cry out to the Creator.” (Joel 1:14)
The Lab/Shul Community is honored to stand shoulder to shoulder with faith leaders and communities from across the nation for #InaugurationFast. a day of fast and resistance on Friday January 20th, 2017, sunrise to sunset.
Join Americans of conscience for a day of spiritual cleansing as we prepare for #moralresistance.
I fast because I hunger for solidarity at a time of division
I fast because I thirst for kindness when there is mean-spirited trolling
I fast because I yearn for community in response to a fracture of our polity
I fast because I prepare my soul for the difficult times ahead
I fast because I stand ready to organize and respond
I fast because my Jewish tradition recognizes fasting as a response to national calamity
I fast because abstention imposes discipline and renunciation in response to a president-elect who displays neither
I fast because my hunger and need on one short day will mirror the millions who will be in want in the next four years
I fast with them and I fast with you, for we are one nation, under God, indivisible.
– Rabbi Burt Visotzky