She came from Detroit, Michigan to join the NAACP and their Movement partners. She walked the entire journey through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, to D.C. Reform Rabbis, approximately 200, marched, as well – some the entire way, others only a portion of the journey. Black nationalism and Jewish nationalism had created a gap between the two communities, after the 60’s. Yet here they walked together. The Rabbis brought along a Torah that they passed, from one Rabbi to another, and from marcher to marcher. The Torah rested on the hearts of those who carried it. I heard a Rabbi in D.C say that it made him feel more “open-hearted.” One weekend, a Rabbi from Los Angeles joined the group, and marched in Georgia. There she met the woman in the straw hat. “Why did you come all this way from Detroit and for so many days?” the Rabbi asked. “Because they are killing our babies,” the woman responded. How could the Rabbi not be reminded of the Pharaoh’s order to kill the firstborn? Or about the Holocaust? The gap was closing.