Occupied Territories

Trees Destroyed in Palestinian village of Safa near Bat Ayin

0 Comments 15 September 2014

For the second time this week, an elderly Palestinian farmer’s plot of land in the village of Safa next to the settlement Bat Ayin was attacked and trees destroyed.

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Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly parasha: The Duty to Give

0 Comments 11 September 2014

In Parashat Ki Tavo, Rabbi Avi Novis-Deutsch shows us how within the ceremonies and regulations regarding the giving of first fruits and tithes, there is great wisdom into out duty to remain gracious as well as giving.

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El Arakib in court this Wednesday: The village needs your support!

Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

El Arakib in court this Wednesday: The village needs your support!

1 Comment 11 September 2014

This Wednesday, September 17th, the court will finally hear a very important appeal from Al Arakib which could determine the future of the village. There are two ways the villagers are asking for support- one is by attending the weekly vigil on Sunday at 16:30, and the second is by coming to the Ramle Magistrate’s [...]

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General, Occupied Territories

Watering trees in Anata: A volunteer gives her impressions

0 Comments 09 September 2014

On Friday, September 5th, Rabbi Arik Ascherman and Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann took a group of volunteers to assist a farmer in watering his trees in the Palestinian village of Anata. Although the group was concerned that they would be given a hard time by local extremists, it ended up being a quiet morning. One of [...]

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Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Authorities demolish 9 structures in Khirbet Ar-Rahwa in the South Hebron Hills

0 Comments 07 September 2014

The following update on demolitions in Khirbet ar-Rahma comes Operation Dove, an Italian NGO that focuses on the South Hebron Hills. Khirbet ar-Rahma is a small and poor Palestinian village in Area C of the occupied territories. Since its location in Area C means it is under full Israeli control, the villagers are subjected to the [...]

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Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly parasha: Blotting out the doubt from within

0 Comments 02 September 2014

In Parashat Ki Tetzei, Yonatan Shefa urges us to see the Torah as a truly visionary piece of work, and calls our attention to a compelling new read on the curse of Amalek: is the Torah really commanding us to wipe out all his descendants, or is it actually  whispering for us to remember that [...]

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Refugees rights - UNHCR

We Want Education: Organizing classes for asylum seekers in the middle of the nowhere

2 Comments 31 August 2014

Sara Stern is the director of The Schoolhouse, an adult education program for African asylum seekers currently running programming out of Tel Aviv as well as Holot, the “open” detention facility in Israel’s Negev desert where thousands of asylum seekers are currently detained.  Although we object to the indeterminate detention of asylum seekers in Israel without [...]

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Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly parasha: Pursuing unity and harmony within Justice

0 Comments 27 August 2014

In Parashat Shoftim, Rabbi Mira Raz examines justice and law, showing us how in order to establish a legal system that fosters not only a society that is stable and ordered, but also a society where the individual is free to live a meaningful life, we must strive to  create balance between justice, legislator and [...]

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General, Occupied Territories, Reflections from RHR Rabbis & Staff

On Rosh Khodesh & the Ceasefire: A meditation to open ourselves to the power of Elul

0 Comments 26 August 2014

On Tuesday and Wednesday, August 26th and 27th,  we mark the new Jewish month of Elul, a month set apart from the others as a time of deep soul searching and repentance in preparation for the upcoming Jewish High Holidays. The marking of the new month, referred to as Rosh Khodesh Elul, this year has [...]

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Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly parasha: Its ways are ways of pleasantness

0 Comments 21 August 2014

In this week’s parasha, Rabbi Uri Regev considers the milieu of teachings existing in Judaism on assimilation, eventually resting confidently in Judaism’s ability to flourish and handle well the challenges it is presented with by virtue of its righteousness and goodness.

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