Resources for Responding to Violence in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Rav Naḥman bar Kohen interpreted a verse as follows. What is the meaning of that which is written: “The king by justice establishes the land, but he who exacts gifts [terumot] overthrows it” (Proverbs 29:4)? If a judge is like a just ruler, in that they do not need (to take) anything from others, they can establish (themselves in the land). But if they are like a priest, who seeks to take from from others, they overthrow the land. – Ketubot 105b

Dear is peace, that the Holy One Blessed Be He only comforts Jerusalem with peace. From where do we know this? As it is written “Behold I will extend peace to her like a river” (Isaiah 66). – Devarim Rabbah 5:15


T’ruah has been committed to ending the occupation and bringing about a just resolution to conflict between Israelis and Palestinians since our inception. While we know conversations around Israel/Palestine can be difficult to have with our Jewish communities, we hope that these resources can help finding the right words to facilitate these important discussions. Below are resources offering prayers, text studies, divrei Torah, and general advice to the Jewish community, particularly American Jews, about how to help end the occupation.





Divrei Torah