General

Yom Haaztmaut Thoughts: We are much stronger than you, much more stubborn, much more persistent

1 Comment 23 April 2015

On Israel’s 67th birthday, Rabbi Arik Ascherman, President and Senior Rabbi of RHR, shares his thoughts on the vision and dream of our people, the struggle ahead, and why we must be strong, stubborn and persistent.  Continue Reading

Justice in Israel

RHR’s Rabbi Idit Lev chosen as symbolic torch lighter for Yom Haatzmaut

No Comments 23 April 2015

RHR is so proud of Rabbi Idit Lev, head of RHR’s social justice department, who was chosen by Haaretz newspaper for their symbolic choices for this year’s Yom HaAtzmaut torch lighters. Please find the original Hebrew article on Rabbi Lev (unofficially) translated below: Continue Reading

Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly parasha: The path to holiness

No Comments 21 April 2015

We are commanded to love our neighbours as ourselves. But what does this really mean, and how far can acts of love and kindness really go? In this week’s Torah portion, Rabbi Mira Raz shows us just how transformative love really is.  Continue Reading

Occupied Territories

Friday: Special call to join the weekly Sheikh Jarrah protest against Jewish takeover in E. Jerusalem

No Comments 21 April 2015

Join “Free Jerusalem” this Friday in a special call to participate in this week’s Sheikh Jarrah protest against Jewish settlement in Sheikh Jarrah and East Jerusalem in general. With the Shamasna family now in imminent danger of eviction due to the “Absentee Property Law,”  your support against these injustices is crucial! The protest starts at 4pm at the usual site in Sheikh Jarrah, or there is the option to meet at  3:45pm at the Shim’on Ha’tzadik train station, from whence the group will walk to the demonstration site.  Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Farmers work land which army prevented access to on day of Palestinian minister’s death

No Comments 21 April 2015

Through coordination with the NGO Yesh Din as well as with the Israeli army, farmers in Turmus Ayya were able to work their land. Previously, the army had prevented them from working this same area.

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General

Yom Ha’atzmaut, a prayer for the State of Israel

No Comments 21 April 2015

Sundown on Wednesday, April 22nd,  marks the beginning of Israel’s 67th Yom Ha’aztmaut (Israeli Independence Day). A day marked in Israel by celebration, barbecuing, and time spent with family, Rabbis for Human Rights seeks to supplement the celebration with a return to the root of the holiday- the vision laid out by the Israeli Declaration of Independence for the State of Israel. We ask all of our supporters and friends to take a moment with us from the celebrations to pray that this vision may soon be realized.
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General

April 21st: Joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day event

No Comments 20 April 2015

Please join Combatants for Peace and the Parents Circle-Families Forum tomorrow, April 21st for a joint Israeli-Palestinian memorial day event, honouring those who have been lost, and struggling against the continuation of war. Continue Reading

General, العربية

Recent legal successes by RHR’s legal department (Arabic post)

No Comments 16 April 2015

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Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

A glimmer of hope for Al Arakib

No Comments 16 April 2015

The State of Israel tried its best to prevent its own citizens, the Bedouin of Al Arakib, from having their day in court to fight against the expropriation of their land.  Continue Reading

General

Yom HaShoah: In memory of those lost

No Comments 16 April 2015

On Yom HaShoah, Rabbi Sigal Asher, the head of RHR’s social justice centre in Hadera, shares some thoughts:

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