The writer and the social activist Almog Behar leads the evening on: Between the Temple destruction and home destruction.
Last Thursday (26.7) we took part in the demonstration: “Atias – if you will not come to the people, the people will come to you” opposite the house of Ariel Atias, Minister of Housing and Eviction, in Jerusalem. Rabbi Arik Asherman spoke on “Between the Destruction of the Temple and the Destruction of the Home” – a joint activity with activists from the “Ma’abara” during the last hours of the Tisha B’Av fast. Watch the video on Facebook where Yair Harel reads the Lamentations. We are continuing to link the uncompromising struggle for social justice with Jewish human rights’ activities.
Rabbi Mira Raz lingers on the moment where Moses asks God if he can see the good land. What is Moses’ view? And how does the same fateful moment before entry into the Land of Israel encompass so many mythical and social insights for the rest of the journey? Dvar Torah on Parshat VaEthanan
On Thursday 23.08.12 at 8p.m. we will all gather at the Central Bus Station of Yavne and go to the area where a house will be built for Rachel Levy, instead of the one that the state took from her. There will be transportation – details to follow.
RHR sends condolences to the family of Issa Salibi – our loyal partners from Beit Umar.
Gabi-Gabriel Ohana z”l – one on the prominent activists of Beit Shean, past away after a long struggle with a malignant disease. Rabbis for Human Rights sends to the family its condolences.
Are we burying Moshe Silman? Tisha B’Av reflections from Rabbi Arik Ascherman.
Rabbi Arik writes a guest article in the magazine”On Second Thoughts” and answers the “Regavim”‘s lawyer who wants to hasten the destruction of Palestinian Susya.
Now is the time – send a letter and demand: Cancel the displacement of the village and the expulsion of the villagers, let them return to the lands they were evicted from and stop expropriating land.
In the photo taken last week, you can see Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann with student volunteers at the summer camp at the “Al Nur” school for special education in Ras al-Amud in East Jerusalem. Next week the volunteers will go to the South Hebron Hills to help in the rebuilding of cisterns in the area. We will be pleased to have more volunteers for the activities of RHR.
Economic Social Justice
The Minister of Housing, Ariel Atias, did not come to the debate of the lobby for public housing. Quite a few homeless people and others affected by the public housing system did attend. This was irresponsible of the minister, especially during these days of protest, when democracy is being used to bring to the forefront of public debate the nation’s outstanding problems.
Rabbi Idit Lev, in a moment of self-examination and reflection, following the death of Moshe Silman. It was also published in “Avoda Shechora“.
We are in the News
- On RHR activities in a channel of the Dutch television
On Thursday it was reported on the program of Rino Tzror in Galey Zahal on closing the case in Susya of stealing the olives that were given to the settlers to keep them until the case is solved.
- In an interview in Friday’s issue (27.7) of “Seven Days” of “Yediot Ahronot” Member of Knesset Orly Levy-Abecassis praises the work of RHR.
- We were mentioned on Saturday July 28th in a report by Yuval Goren from “Maariv” on the Holocaust survivors’ demonstration for the refugees. Rabbi Moshe Yehudai participated in this demonstration in the name of RHR.