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Cry aloud; do not be silent. Lift up your voice like a shofar. — Isaiah 58:1
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February 15, 2019
T’ruah is outraged that President Trump is advancing his racist, anti-immigrant agenda by concocting a phony “invasion” as grounds for declaring a fake national emergency…
January 29, 2019
In the 1927 free-speech case, Whitney v. California, Justice Louis Brandeis (who was also a Zionist leader) wrote, “the path of safety lies in the opportunity to discuss freely supposed grievances and proposed remedies, and that the fitting remedy for evil counsels is good ones. Believing in the power of reason as applied through public discussion, [the United States’ founders] eschewed silence.. coerced by law — the argument of force in its worst form. Recognizing the occasional tyrannies of governing majorities, they amended the Constitution so that free speech and assembly should be guaranteed.”
January 11, 2019
“Those of us who support Israel often complain about the Palestinian Authority’s payments to families of terrorists, including some who carried out horrific and fatal attacks on Israeli citizens,” Rabbi Jacobs writes in the Post. “We must speak just as loudly against the funding of terrorism and incitement by Israeli extremists, especially when American taxpayers finance these activities through subsidies of tax-exempt organizations.”