See the West Bank with T’ruah and Breaking the Silence

Puk Chazi” “Go and See.” That’s the advice the Talmud sometimes gives regarding a puzzling question. Go see what is going on. See what the people are doing.

Is your congregation, college group, or community planning a trip to Israel? Spend one of your days getting a close-up view of the current situation in the West Bank, learning from both Palestinians and Israel Defense Force veterans who have served there. T’ruah is partnering with Breaking the Silence—an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military—to expose the public to the reality of everyday life in the occupied Palestinian territories.

In our complex conversations about Israel inside and outside of the Jewish community, it is crucial to bring a range of perspectives and experiences that can help us understand the situation and find ways to move toward peace, justice, and safety for both Palestinians and Israelis.

Whether it’s your group’s first time visiting Israel or tenth, T’ruah and Breaking the Silence will:

  • Work with you to create pre- and post-trip education appropriate for the group.
  • Offer pre-trip support, training, and materials to the rabbi/cantor/educator or other group leader.
  • Work with your tour provider so that the experience is integrated smoothly into your trip itinerary.
  • Frame the experience with Jewish learning.
  • Consult with local security experts to make the best possible decisions to ensure the safety of the group.
  • Create a space for reflection during and following the experience.

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