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November 19, 2015
T'ruah: the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
Written testimony submitted for hearing on the Syrian Refugee Crisis and its Impact on the Security of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program
Mr. Chairman, Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for this opportunity to submit testimony on behalf of T'ruah: the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights concerning the response of the United States to the refugee crisis and the effect of recent terror attacks in Beirut and Paris on these important decisions. It is worrisome that more than two dozen state governors have been ignoring our country's obligations to refugees under the UN Refugee Convention, which we signed and ratified in 1967. We are grateful for the Subcommittee’s timely review of our responsibilities today.
Human Rights Shabbat 2015 materials are here!
This year, Human Rights Shabbat (December 4-5 and 11-12) focuses on how human rights are a source of light in our world. Whether you celebrate on Chanukah or not, whether you choose to focus generally on human rights and Judaism, specifically on a T’ruah campaign, or on another issue that is personally important to you, we hope these resources deepen your learning and inspire you to action.
Join rabbis, cantors, and Jewish community members across the country in asking the Jewish National Fund to sign onto the #MosesStandard. That means being fully transparent about where American Jewish donations are being spent, and to stop investing our money in peace-blocking settlements.