General, Parasha / E-Letter

Parashat Toldot: Brothers together & apart

0 Comments 16 November 2017

In his dvar Torah to Parashat Toldot, Rabbi Shmuel Reuven Shaish explores the rocky relationship between Jacob and Esau, a dynamic we see play out in numerous examples across history. Despite the divergence between the brothers, the Torah reminds us of the common source connecting us all.

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Understanding the Occupation: Theft via “Special Security Zones”

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Understanding the Occupation: Theft via “Special Security Zones”

1 Comment 15 November 2017

Extremist settlers use a variety of methods to steal land from Palestinians. One of the less talked-about methods is known by the acronym “SSZ.”

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Parasha / E-Letter

Parashat Chayei Sarah: Bringing Healing

0 Comments 09 November 2017

In her commentary to Parashat Chayei Sarah, Rabbi Miri Gold highlights the good deeds of Isaac and Ishmael in promoting healing within their family, and the importance of exercising our right as a society to choose our leaders wisely. 

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Field Reports, General, Occupied Territories

3 Palestinians assaulted during army coordinated olive harvest

1 Comment 08 November 2017

3 Palestinians assaulted by Israeli extremists during army coordinated olive harvest, one lightly injured

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Rabbi Idit Lev in the Bay Area this Thursday & Saturday!

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Rabbi Idit Lev in the Bay Area this Thursday & Saturday!

0 Comments 08 November 2017

Friends in California, do not miss these opportunities to hear Rabbi Idit Lev speak about Rabbis for Human Rights and her important work fighting for social justice in Israel! Rabbi Lev will be at Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley this THURSDAY (November 9th) and with Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon on SATURDAY (November 11th)! All […]

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Field Reports, General, Occupied Territories

Settlers delay coordinated harvest work, threaten Palestinians

0 Comments 06 November 2017

Despite the presence of Israeli security forces, settlers from the settlement of Yitzhar threatened Palestinians and delayed their harvest work — previously coordinated with the army — by 2.5 hours. One of the settlers threatened violence against Rabbis for Human Rights’ department director.

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Rabbi Idit Lev in Philadelphia & central NJ areas this weekend!

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Rabbi Idit Lev in Philadelphia & central NJ areas this weekend!

0 Comments 02 November 2017

Friends, do not miss these opportunities to hear Rabbi Idit Lev speak about Rabbis for Human Rights and her important work fighting for social justice in Israel! Rabbis Lev will be at Germantown Jewish Centre on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia, and with the I.L. Peretz Secular Jewish School & Community on Sunday.  All are welcome!

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General, Parasha / E-Letter

Parashat Va’eira: The Aspiration for Justice & Righteousness in Abraham’s Legacy

1 Comment 02 November 2017

In Parashat Va’eira, Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann locates the first human rights activist in human history who strives to protect a vulnerable minority group in a society ruled by the wicked. Thousands of years later, the responsibility to do good continues to be a challenge we must be willing to take on.

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Field Reports, Occupied Territories

Last Week in the Field: A Partial Report from the Olive Harvest

0 Comments 29 October 2017

Every year Rabbis for Human Rights works with Palestinian farmers to ensure they are able to complete their olive harvest free from violence and intimidation by Jewish extremists and unfair restrictions from the Israeli army. See below for a quick summary of olive harvested-related issues and successes from last week (October 22-28 2017). Additionally, see […]

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General

LARGEST BANK IN ISRAEL WITHHOLDS FUNDS FROM RHR

0 Comments 26 October 2017

Largest bank in Israel withholds funds from Rabbis for Human Rights, demands irrelevant form not required by law. For the full Haaretz article please see here or below.

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