Resources on Police Brutality, Protests, and the Black Lives Matter Movement

“How were the Ten Commandments arranged? Five on one tablet and five on the other. On one tablet it was written: I am the Eternal your God, and opposite to it, on the other tablet, was written: You shall not murder. This means that one who sheds blood is considered as having diminished the divine image.”

Mechilta d’Rabbi Yishmael, Tractate Bachodesh

T’ruah has been dedicated to our campaign to end police brutality and mass incarceration since 2014. Below are resources compiled from the launch of our campaign to the present, offering prayers, text studies, divrei Torah, and general advice to the Jewish community, particularly white Jews, about how to be effective allies in this essential cause.




Divrei Torah