In out last issue, we joined Special Correspondent Dede Jacobs-Komisar for her journey to Washington, D.C. and her discussions with Jews of all political stripes on the day of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration. Her story resumes here on the morning of the Women’s March on Washington, as she continues exploring how the Jewish community is wrestling with diverse feelings in the wake of the election–– and their hopes for the future.
The next morning, I got up early, davened, and walked with my sister to the Mall for the Women’s March. I was carrying a sign that said “Jewish Women Have Never Stopped Fighting For Human Rights” on one side and “Pursue Justice” on the other. Very quickly, we were surrounded by people, going back as far as the eye could see in all directions. Senator Cory Booker (D–NJ) suddenly appeared about two feet away, shaking hands and taking selfies.