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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr., January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using the tactics of nonviolence and civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs and inspired by the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi.

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Haftarah for MLK Shabbat: “I have a Dream” by Martin Luther King, Jr. (1963), cantillated by Rabbi David Evan Markus

Contributed on: 14 Jan 2018 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | David Evan Markus | Martin Luther King, Jr. |

In 2017, Rabbi David Evan Markus prepared the end of Dr. King’s famous speech read at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (August 28, 1963) with trope (t’amim, cantillation). The following year on Facebook he shared a recording of the reading hosted on Soundcloud. Rabbi Markus writes, “This weekend at Temple Beth El of City Island, I offered the end of Dr. King’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech, which I set to haftarah trope because I hold Dr. King to be a prophet. When my community applauded, I offered President Obama’s response, ‘Don’t clap: vote.’ And do more than vote: organize, donate, volunteer, help, heal, advocate. Only then, in Dr. King’s words quoting Isaiah 40:5, will ‘all flesh see it together.'” . . .


Haftarah for MLK Shabbat: Four excerpts from a “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King, Jr. (1963), cantillated by Rabbi David Evan Markus (Tu biShvat 5782)

Contributed on: 16 Jan 2022 by David Evan Markus | Martin Luther King, Jr. |

This is a haftarah comprised of excerpts from a “letter from a Birmingham jail” by Martin Luther King Jr. (16 April 1963). The haftarah was cantillated by Rabbi David Evan Markus for a public reading on MLK Shabbat (the sabbath preceding MLK Day). . . .


Haftarah for MLK Shabbat: Excerpts from speeches by MLK Jr. (1956-1968) selected by Rabbi Marcia Prager, cantillated by Ḥazzan Jack Kessler

Contributed on: 15 Jan 2018 by Jack Kessler (trōpification) | Marcia Prager | Martin Luther King, Jr. |

These quotations from Dr. King’s speeches were edited by Rabbi Marcia Prager and set to Haftarah Trop by Hazzan Jack Kessler. This adaptation was first published in Kerem (Fall 2014), in Jack Kessler’s article, “English Leyning: Bringing New Meaning to the Torah Service.” . . .


Excerpts from the Speeches and Letters of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from an ecumenical MLK Day service by Temple Emanu-El & Abyssinian Baptist Church

Contributed on: 14 Jan 2017 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Martin Luther King, Jr. |

Selections from speeches and letters by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. read in ecumenical services for Martin Luther King Day in the United States. . . .



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