Parasha / E-Letter

Parashat Balak: What makes our tents so good?

0 Comments 04 July 2017

In his Dvar Torah to Parashat Balak, Rabbi Nativ brings us an interpretative tradition that understands Balak’s praise of the people as related to their balance between respect for family privacy and the needs of the community.

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July 17: High Court to rule on demolition & displacement of Dkeika

General, Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

July 17: High Court to rule on demolition & displacement of Dkeika

0 Comments 04 July 2017

PRESS RELEASE | July 4 2017 The historic Palestinian-Bedouin village Dkeika in the South Hebron Hills is facing demolition and displacement, as the State insists the pre-1967 historic village must be forcibly transferred to Hmeida village by March 2018. The High Court will hear the case on July 17, 11:30am. Rabbis for Human Rights calls […]

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Ignoring violence against Palestinians leads to increased attacks against soldiers

General, Occupied Territories

Ignoring violence against Palestinians leads to increased attacks against soldiers

0 Comments 29 June 2017

Rabbis for Human Rights’ response to Israeli soldiers’ complaints on violence against them by extremist settlers

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Parasha / E-Letter

Parashat Hukkat: Confronting the copper serpent

0 Comments 28 June 2017

In this week’s commentary to Parashat Hukkat, Rabbi Galia Sadan examines the mysterious story of the “copper snake.” How can this snake help us overcome the challenges and despair we face in our lives?

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General

On the government’s recent decision on the agreement of the Western Wall & Giur

0 Comments 27 June 2017

The government of Israel, in its recent decisions rescinding the agreement on the Kotel (Western Wall) and giur (conversion), raises concerns for us as a rabbinical human rights organization.

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Occupied Territories

Call to prosecute Breaking the Silence Spokesperson smacks of ideological persecution

0 Comments 27 June 2017

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked’s call to prosecute Breaking the Silence spokesperson Dean Issacharoff is a cynical move that smacks of ideological persecution.

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General, Justice in Israel

July 12 in Montreal: Meet with RHR’s social justice lawyer Becky Keshet!

0 Comments 27 June 2017

Rabbis for Human Rights attorney Becky Keshet, who works on poverty and social justice in Israel, and has recently focused on issues of public housing before the High Court and in the Knesset, will be in Montreal briefly.  Canadian Friends of Rabbis for Human Rights (CFRHR) will be hosting her  on Wednesday, July 12th, at […]

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Field Reports, Occupied Territories

45 olive trees destroyed near Burin

2 Comments 25 June 2017

Today June 25 2017, 45 olive trees, aged around forty years old, were found destroyed near the Palestinian village of Burin, outside the Yitzhar settlement. The damage was done just adjacent to Route 60, the main road running through the West Bank. Graffiti reading “revenge” was also sprayed. Ma’an News agency: Assailants destroy 45 olive […]

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General, Occupied Territories

RHR intern on visiting the Jahalin Bedouin community of Khan al Akhmar

0 Comments 22 June 2017

This month, Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) intern David Knopf, a student at the University of Maryland, visited the Jahalin Bedouin village of Khan al Akhmar with a group of rabbis from RHR. Many structures, including a special ecologically built school which RHR helped to build, are currently under the threat of demolition by the […]

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General, Parasha / E-Letter

Parashat Korach: The miracle we really need

2 Comments 22 June 2017

In his dvar Torah to Parashat Korach, Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom warns us of the immorality of collective punishment, and reminds us of our responsibility to pursue peace in a time when war and terrible suffering seem to be lurking just around the corner. 

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