Jewish history has taught us that fascism arrives slowly, through the steady erosion of liberties. And we have learned that those who attack other minorities will eventually come to attack us. To our great dismay, we learned this truth again when, during the last election campaign, anti-Semitism rose to the fore, along with racism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, misogyny, and homophobia. These are not Jewish nor American values, and T’ruah is more committed than ever to defending the human rights of all people as precious creations of the divine.

 
Now more than ever, your voice is urgently needed to counter the rising tide of intolerance and hatred of minorities in our country. Click below to sign the pledge to hold Trump accountable for upholding human rights and civil liberties.

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Campaign News

  • February 15, 2019

    Trump’s Fake Emergency Threatens Our Democracy

    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

    Senate Bill Penalizing Israeli Boycotts is Divisive and Counterproductive

    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.”

  • October 10, 2018

    T’ruah Opposes ‘Public Charge’ Rule Targeting Low-Income Immigrants

    T’ruah Executive Director Rabbi Jill Jacobs said, “As Jews, we will not be silent while this morally bankrupt administration tries to force families to choose feeding and housing their children and living together with them in safety. Our country is acting as another Sodom: A place that passes laws forbidding humane treatment of those seeking refuge here and where injustice masquerades as rule of law.”

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