The Rabbinic Moral Voice We Need Right Now
Our network of rabbis and cantors is 1,800 strong. Human rights need your voice.
Cry aloud; do not be silent. Lift up your voice like a shofar. — Isaiah 58:1
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June 10, 2017
We write in the name of T’ruah, a network of more than 1800 rabbis and cantors in North America who hold deep love for the State of Israel, and who believe that the vision of the Hebrew prophets, cited in Israel’s Declaration of Independence, for a homeland committed to peace and justice, represents the most powerful guarantee of Israel’s future.
June 2, 2017
To Ignore Torture is to Condone It: Statement on the Trump Administration’s Return of Senate Torture Report
T’ruah condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s decision by the Trump Administration to return to Congress all government copies of the 2014 Senate report on the CIA’s use of torture after 9/11, thus assuring that the contents of the report will not see the light of day. Torture is immoral, and a deep violation of Jewish values. As we wrote when the Executive Summary of the report was released in December 2014:
May 25, 2017
T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights is troubled by yesterday’s police violence against peaceful protesters in Israel. The use of force against young people who are expressing their love for Israel and desire for justice for both Israelis and Palestinians hurts us all.