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Rabbi Working For Peace In The Middle East

Here is some of RHR media coverage. Read the various reactions to the U.S visit of Rabbi Arik Ascherman, RHR executive director, to accept Gandhi Peace Award.

“FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – Achieving peace in the Middle East. That’s the goal of a Jewish Rabbi visiting Fort Wayne Wednesday. Rabbi Arik Ascherman, who serves as the Executive Director of Rabbis For Human Rights, has been awarded the Ghandi Peace Award.”  Rabbi Working For Peace In The Middle East, Indiana News Center, 4.5.2011.

“Chalk this one up as a bad PR move. You may have read in this week’s Chronicle that Rabbi Arik Ascherman, executive director of Rabbis for Human Rights, an organization of rabbis in Israel, from all denominations, who support the rights of minorities and Palestinians, and who fight what they see as human rights violations of those groups, was in the States this week to accept Gandhi Peace Award, which promotes the work of distinguished citizens on behalf of peace.” C’mon Arik, Return the Gandhi Prize by pittchron, Lee Chottiner, The Jewish Chronicle, 9.5.2011.

“Rabbis for Human Rights — an organization of rabbis from across the denominational spectrum that promotes human rights in Israel — has fought some tough battles. The group, led by Rabbi Arik Ascherman, an Erie native and resident of Jerusalem, has represented impoverished Israelis whose welfare benefits were in danger of being cut, playing a key role in getting the Knesset to cancel the so-called Wisconsin Program, designed to reduce the number of Israelis getting government assistance.” The Jewish Chronicle, Grand prize winner by Toby Tabachnick, 10.5.2011

Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Executive Director, Rabbis for Human Rights-North America. On Motherhood and Citizenship: Reflections for Yom Ha’atzma’ut, Huffington Post,Posted: 5.9.2011.



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