Education, General, Legal Work

RHR Attorney Quamar Mishirqi-Assad: Powerful Voice in Israeli Society

1 Comment 12 April 2014

Rabbi Nava Hefetz presents us with the profile of a groundbreaking woman in Israeli society: Attorney Quamar Mishirqi-Assad, Head of Rabbis for Human Rights Legal Department in the Occupied Territories.

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Add a bit of human rights to your seder: RHR 5774 haggadah supplements

1 Comment 10 April 2014

It is our duty to carry on the Jewish traditions of compassion, equality, and justice. Please consider adding all or parts of the below Haggadah supplements to your Passover seder.  IMAGE: Seder plate CC-Wikipedia   Rabbis for Human Rights Haggadah Supplements 5774   Download as pdf: Please click the “download” button in the left of [...]

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General, Justice in Israel-Prawer

RHR Responds to columnist Seth Frantzman’s attempts to deny Bedouin land rights

0 Comments 09 April 2014

RHR responds to Seth Frantzman’s article on the Mida website denying Bedouin land rights. According to Mr. Frantzman, Rabbis for Human Rights distorted the Israel Land Development Company’s 1920 report and the conclusions that can be drawn from it. True or false? We will present Mr. Frantzman’s arguments and our responses. You can see for yourselves that [...]

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General, Parasha / E-Letter

Parashat Acharei-Mot: “There is no goat that can atone for us”

0 Comments 09 April 2014

In Parashat Acharei-Mot, Rabbi Dov (Dubi) Haiyun examines the Biblical origins of the term “scapegoat” and reminds us of the terrible price paid when individuals or groups are arbitrarily forced to atone for sins they did not commit. 

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General, Occupied Territories, Refugees rights - UNHCR

Getting Ready for Pesach! Upcoming seders and donations to the needy

0 Comments 08 April 2014

Passover starts next week! We ask you to please take a break or two from your Pesakh cleaning and your holiday preparations to join in on a number of social-justice/human rights oriented seders throughout the country, contribute to Kimkha D’Peskha (donations to the needy), and to donate your khametz. Kimkha d’Peskha We are again accepting donations [...]

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Live Event this Sunday: Marking 25 Years of Rabbis for Human Rights!

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Live Event this Sunday: Marking 25 Years of Rabbis for Human Rights!

1 Comment 03 April 2014

Participate live on Facebook! Please click the link, sign into Facebook, and mark that you are “going”  to the event; then you will be able to type any important questions you have in the “comments” section of the event.  We cannot guarantee we will get to your question, but we will try. http://on.fb.me/1i5a41U   Please join [...]

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RHR’s 25th Anniversary Event: Meet panel participant Rabbi Naamah Kelman

2 Comments 02 April 2014

Meet Rabbi Naamah Kelman, one of our distinguished guests at our 25th Anniversary event on April 6th. Rabbi Kelman will participate on a panel entitled “The Role of Judaism in the Struggle for Human Rights in Israel.” The panel will be moderated by RHR’s co-chair Rabbi Moshe Yehudai.  Rabbi Naamah Kelman is a descendent of 10 [...]

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Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly parasha: On returning ourselves to the sick and dying

0 Comments 02 April 2014

In Biblical times, the contraction of a mysterious disease known as tzara’at could mean permanent banishment from one’s community or, in the event of recovery, a set prescription of purification and “guilt offerings” to allow for re-integration into society. Modern times call for a similar process, but in the opposite direction– a path for society [...]

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Education, General

“I come from an inclusive world”: Rabbi Amsellem visits Beit Midrash for Human Rights

0 Comments 02 April 2014

Rabbi Chaim Amsellem met last week (March 26) with our students from the Beit Midrash for Human Rights in cooperation with Hillel at Hebrew University.  Rabbi Amsellem, a Sephardic Haredi rabbi, is a founder of the Shas Party but resigned to establish the Am Shalem movement. Rabbi Amsellem, an articulate man with a commanding presence, [...]

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General, Occupied Territories

At it Again: Settler previously caught red-handed arrested on suspicion of arson

0 Comments 01 April 2014

Resident of the settlement Eli arrested on suspicion of setting fire to trees is the same person filmed early this month with a chainsaw in a Palestinian olive grove.

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April 28: RHR Planning Appeal against housing demolitions!

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