Parasha / E-Letter

Parashat Shemot: Is it Justified to Harm Those Who Have Harmed Us?

1 Comment 02 January 2018

In her dvar Torah to Parashat Shemot, Rabbi Dalia Marx examines how our sources and our sages approach accounts of potentially embarrassing or unethical behavior.  Is theft or the injuring of others ever permitted? 

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General, Occupied Territories

The compromising of human rights and Israel’s status in the world

1 Comment 01 January 2018

Last Thursday, Ahed Tamimi’s detention was extended, making it appear she will be detained longer than the young man who attacked Rabbi Arik Ascherman in 2015.

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General

Happy New Year from Rabbis for Human Rights!

1 Comment 28 December 2017

As 2017 comes to a close,  please take a stand for the dignity of Israelis and Palestinians by making an end-of-year donation to Rabbis for Human Rights. 

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Parasha / E-Letter

Parashat Vayehi: Who is a leader and what is leadership?

0 Comments 27 December 2017

What makes a good leader? In his dvar Torah to Parashat Vayehi, Rabbi Dubi Haiyun shows us the wisdom of Jacob, who loved and saw each of his children for who they were.

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Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Summary: RHR 2017 West Bank Olive Harvest

0 Comments 27 December 2017

This year, RHR successfully enabled a Palestinian landowner to harvest on their land after many years of blocked access. We documented dozens of attacks  and unlawful expulsions and enabled multiple Palestinian farmers to return to their work or secured them access to their lands. On the other hand, violence from Israeli settlers or, in some […]

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Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

RHR to Shaked: Use influence to call for investigation into beating of Palestinian

0 Comments 20 December 2017

PRESS RELEASE | DECEMBER 19 2017 Rabbis for Human Rights calls for the military authorities to investigate a video documenting Israeli soldiers beating a bound Palestinian, and appealed to Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked to use her influence to ensure the case is fully investigated, as she did when she called for an investigation into […]

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Parasha / E-Letter

Parashat Vayigash: Difficult Conversations

4 Comments 19 December 2017

Despite his justified anger, Joseph takes measures to protect his brothers from those who would harm them. In his commentary, Rabbi Gideon Sylvester shows us how Israeli human rights defenders can become more effective in their work by learning from the sensitivity of Joseph.

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December 24: Rabbi David Forman Memorial Fund Annual Human Rights Prize

General

December 24: Rabbi David Forman Memorial Fund Annual Human Rights Prize

0 Comments 19 December 2017

Rabbi David Forman, Of Blessed Memory, was a founder of Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR). RHR is once again proud to announce and share with you the invitation to the Rabbi David Forman Memorial Fund’s annual human rights prize event on 24 December at 19:00 at Kehilat Kol Haneshama in Jerusalem. This year’s recipient is […]

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Court’s Message: Violent attacks on human rights workers are worth it

Occupied Territories

Court’s Message: Violent attacks on human rights workers are worth it

0 Comments 18 December 2017

Before leaving Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR), Rabbi Arik Ascherman, then serving as RHR’s president, experienced a violent attack which was filmed by our field director Zakaria Sadah. This Saturday night (December 16th) the Magistrate’s Court in Petach Tikvah ruled that the youth will not be handed a criminal sentence.

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General

Hanukkah 5778: A Miracle of Dedication & Faith

0 Comments 14 December 2017

Below please find a Hanukkah message from Rabbis for Human Rights’ Chair Rabbi Ed Rettig.

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