New from T’ruah
As a rabbi and the co-chair of the board of T'ruah, it has been crucial for me to stand with my Muslim neighbors as they are targeted by growing levels of hate speech and physical attacks. At an interfaith gathering in Raleigh last Thursday, I said: "We stand here as a Jewish community to say that we will not stand idly by" as horrific language is used against another minority.
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.
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T’ruah wishes a mazal tov to the New York Civil Liberties Union and New York State on this week’s announcement of a landmark settlement that will create a comprehensive overhaul of solitary confinement in one of the nation’s largest prison systems, and that will provide a mechanism for ending the state’s overreliance on prolonged isolation as a disciplinary tool.