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  • March 14, 2013

    NEW YORK GROUPS UNITE IN CALL FOR ALTERNATIVES TO SOLITARY CONFINEMENT IN PRISONS AND JAILS

    March 11, 2013 (NEW YORK) — Dozens of organizations joined together today to challenge the torturous abuse of solitary confinement in prisons and jails across New York, urging Governor Andrew Cuomo, the New York legislature, and state and city corrections officials to “Think Outside the Box.” The Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC) is a…
  • March 4, 2013

    T’ruah Joins Amicus Briefs Filed in DOMA and Prop 8 Cases Before the United States Supreme Court

    New York, NY, March 4, 2013- T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights has joined a “friend of the court” briefing filed by a coalition of Jewish organizations in support of marriage equality. The group added an extended interest statement that emphasizes the Jewish and human rights imperative for equality in civil marriage.  These two briefs…
  • January 15, 2013

    Important news about the future of Rabbis for Human Rights-North America and Rabbis for Human Rights (Israel)

    We are writing with some important news about the future of Rabbis for Human Rights (in Israel) and Rabbis for Human Rights-North America. As of today (January 15, 2013), RHR and RHR-NA will end our fiscal relationship and formal affiliation. In recent years, both organizations have grown exponentially, and have engaged more than 1800 rabbis as…
  • January 15, 2013

    Welcome to T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights

    By now, you should have received our joint email announcing the important news that Rabbis for Human Rights-North America and Rabbis for Human Rights in Israel are ending our fiscal relationship and formal affiliation as of today. Rabbis for Human Rights-North America will now be known as T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. T’ruah will…
  • Letter to Chad Wolf from Synagogues Condemning Arrest of Binsar Siahaan

    Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf Department of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20528 “Abraham called himself a ger, a refugee, as it is said, "A ger and a sojourner am I with you" (Genesis 23:4).  David called himself a ger, "I am a ger in the land," (Psalms 119:19). And it also says: "For…

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