June 26, 2017
T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights opposes both the House and Senate legislation that will leave millions more Americans without health care. Our insistence on the moral duty of the government to ensure health care for all comes from our grounding both in human rights, and in Jewish teachings.
The Senate’s “Better Care” Reconciliation Act of 2017 and House of Representatives American Health Care Act of 2017 are immoral bills that will take healthcare away from millions of Americans, and result in increased suffering, financial burden, and even death. Those most likely to be hurt by these bills include those who can least afford to be without healthcare: individuals with significant health challenges or past illnesses, are low-income or seeking treatment for addiction, and seniors.
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.
April 25, 2017
T’ruah condemns Prime Minister Netanyahu’s decision to cancel a planned meeting with the German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel as retaliation for his meeting with B’tselem and Breaking the Silence, two human rights organizations working for the betterment of their society.
T'ruah in the News
July 5, 2017
By Judy Maltz of Haaretz
July 4, 2017
By Debra Nussbaum Cohen of Haaretz
June 30, 2017
By Rabbi Yosef Goldman of Philadelphia Inquirer
June 28, 2017
By Ginger Adams Otis of New York Daily News
June 21, 2017
By Cathryn J. Prince of Times of Israel
June 15, 2017
By Aiden Pink of Forward