Parasha / E-Letter

Joseph and Gender Complexity

0 Comments 09 December 2014

In Parashat Vayeishev, Dr. Rabbi Dalia Marx examines the fascinating story of Joseph and Potiphar. From the midrash to the modern day, this story, full of gender complexity and role reversal,  has captured the attention of rabbis, poets and artists alike. What can the way our sages looked at this ancient story of royal intrigue [...]

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General

Weekly parasha: Is Reconciliation Between Brothers Possible?

2 Comments 03 December 2014

In Parashat Va’yishlach, Rabbi Dr. Ron Kronish examines rivalry and reconciliation in Genesis, focusing on the story of Jacob and Esau, which leaves many questions unanswered. How do these same Biblical conflicts play out in modern days, and how can we move from the mere co-existence (living separately and without conflict) towards true  reconciliation, compassion [...]

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Education

Lesson Plan: The Temple Mount, Holiness, and Holy Places

0 Comments 03 December 2014

The issue of ascending  the Temple Mount is a major  public “hot-button”  discussion today in Israel and in the Muslim world. Education Director of Rabbis for Human Rights, Rabbi Nava Hefetz, has therefore composed a lesson plan consisting of a number of Jewish and Israeli sources relating to this issue and the related topics of [...]

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UPDATE: RHR responds to the state’s “fig-leaf” proposal response to our planning petition

0 Comments 02 December 2014

With Jerusalem in flames and terror on the rise, we must remember the small but powerful acts we can take to bring down the flames. There is still time to help Israel do the right thing, and now more than ever, we are obligated to give it our all. Please read on for an update [...]

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Occupied Territories, Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: Demolition where far right activist announced intention to settle

0 Comments 01 December 2014

PRESS RELEASE | DECEMBER 1 2014 Home demolished in East Jerusalem in an area where far right-wing activist Aryeh King announced his intention to settle.

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MONTREAL: Human Rights Shabbat on December 5th

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MONTREAL: Human Rights Shabbat on December 5th

0 Comments 25 November 2014

On December 5th 2014, along with over 100 communities worldwide, B’nai Or Montreal Community Shul, Mile End Chavurah and Canadian Friends of Rabbis for Human Rights will host a human rights Kabbalat Shabbat in Montreal. We hope you will join them in this expression of the profound connection between Jewish values and human rights. Human Rights [...]

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Brief statement on the “Jewish State” bill and democracy

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Brief statement on the “Jewish State” bill and democracy

1 Comment 24 November 2014

On Sunday, November 23rd, the cabinet passed a controversial bill known as the “Jewish state” bill. The bill now will be voted on by the Knesset.  Problematic for a number of reasons, the bill declares Israel as the home state for the Jewish people along and therefore raises many concerns regarding equality and equal rights [...]

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Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly parasha: Sulam Yaacov (Jacob’s ladder) and the Temple Mount

0 Comments 24 November 2014

In this week’s parasha, Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann shows us that the true meaning behind Jacob’s dream is a vision of peace. In the context of current tensions today in Israel, he appeals to us to shun the appropriation of ancient symbols and language in favor of seeking morality, respect and brotherhood among all peoples. 

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Weekly parasha: On Brothers and Separation

1 Comment 20 November 2014

In Parashat Toldot, Rabbi Shmuel Reiner questions the traditional explanation of the blessing that Jacob tricks his father, Isaac, into giving him, and examines the importance of saying “goodbye” between those who, in many ways, are closest to us.

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RHR condemns the November 18th terrorist attack on a Jerusalem synagogue

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RHR condemns the November 18th terrorist attack on a Jerusalem synagogue

1 Comment 18 November 2014

“God, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked exalt” - Psalms 94:3 Rabbis for Human Rights expresses their deep shock at the attack on a synagogue today in Har Nof, Jerusalem. We share in the grief of the families of the dead and pray for the full recovery of the wounded.

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