T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights raises awareness about and advocates for the human rights of Israelis and Palestinians. We also promote and support moral Rabbinic Voices speaking out on all of the following issues:
Support Peace in the City of Peace
At T'ruah, we believe that Jerusalem is the spiritual home of the Jewish people and a holy city for Christians and Muslims as well. We believe that this holy city must live up to its potential as a city of peace, a city of wholeness, and a city of God. We hope T'ruah's resources, educational materials and actions on Jerusalem spark a rich communal conversation about the nature, reality, and future of the city. In these materials, we pay particular attention to the conflict over East Jerusalem, as this conflict has become a flashpoint in the entire Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Bedouin Rights Campaign
T'ruah works to end the demolition of unrecognized Bedouin villages in Israel's Negev region and to promote the provision of government infrastructure and services to Bedouin communities in Israel.
Crisis Response: African Refugees in Israel
The painful issue of African asylum-seekers in Israel has taken on a new urgency as men, women, and children are incarcerated; as Israel has begun deporting refugees to unstable regions; as politicians continue to introduce xenophobic legislation; and as rhetoric has given way to violence in Israeli communities.
During the violence in the summer and fall of 2014, T'ruah responded in a variety of ways--through liturgy, op-eds, and open letters from Jerusalem. View this compilation of resources.
T'ruah is a co-sponsor of the Center for Jewish Nonviolence. Learn more.