If Not Now
About the Song
From her 2019 album "Point of Arrival" https://open.spotify.com/album/5Ue0Rp...
"Hope is holding in creative tension all that is, with everything that could and should be, and each day taking some action to narrow the distance between the two."
-Parker J. Palmer
The title is derived from the writings of Hillel, the Elder in the section of the Talmud called Pirkei Avot ("Ethics of the Ancestors"):
"If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And being only for myself, what am 'I'? And if not now, when?"
The 4th video below was part of a longer program on "Music for Justice - Accompaniment" that was broadcast on YouTube on August 5, 2020. You can watch the full program here.