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
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