“In all cases, study the Torah personally, not in order to twist, distort, and make of it a permit to carry a rifle.”- Rabbi Aaron Samuel Tamaret,1906.
Shomer Shalom is committed to cultivating an intergenerational, multi-cultural and interfaith global community of peace, justice, loving kindness, and solidarity. Shomer Shalom is committed to building a peaceful future for all people living in the West Bank, Gaza and Israel based on these same principles. Shomer Shalom supports all initiatives rooted in these concepts including boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS), inter-religious pilgrimage and dialogue, theatrical arts, women’s leadership projects, Palestinian and Jewish cultural preservation. A shomeret shalom follows a path of non-cooperation with institutions and agencies that cause harm and affirms the use of nonviolent civil disobedience, and conscientious objection to war.