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The Long Walk to Freedom

“Today is an important day: June 19th, the day that the emancipation finally arrived to the slaves of Galveston. It wasn’t the exact day they were freed, recalled the descendants of the slaves, but that’s the day they told them that they were free,” says our Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch. “It was the same for our people. They became free when they told each other: ‘We are free. We are not returning to Egypt. We are marching forward to the Promised Land.’”