General, March 2015 Elections, Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly Torah portion: On Aaron the Peacemaker

No Comments 02 March 2015

In Parashat Ki Tissa, Rabbi Dr. Ron Kronish considers the leadership differences between Moses and Aaron, and challenges all of us, as elections approach, to ask ourselves which of our leaders can show the  compassion that made Aaron a “prophet of the people” and a true peacemaker.  Continue Reading

General

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Co-Chair of RHR, Rabbi Amy Klein, March speaking tour

No Comments 01 March 2015

Co-Chair of RHR, Rabbi Amy Klein, will be speaking this March in North America. NOTE: Dates and times are subject to change.  Please check here for updates. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

The Two Israels: Rabbi Ascherman interviewed by Nicholas Kristof of the NYT

No Comments 01 March 2015

I, as a Zionist, believe I have a place here…but I don’t want to be here by displacing Aziz.  - Rabbi Ascherman

Rabbi Arik Ascherman was recently interviewed by Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times for an op-ed prior to the scheduled appearance of Prime Minister Netanyahu before the US Congress. The two discuss the displacement of the Bedouin, what it means to be a Zionist who honors their neighbors, and Israeli democracy. Continue Reading

General, Occupied Territories

House of my Dreams: Rabbi Ascherman on the Temple Mount

No Comments 01 March 2015

In an effort to reach new audiences and spark dialogue, this  piece by Rabbi Arik Ascherman on the Temple Mount originally appeared in the Israeli publication Makor Rishon. Makor Rishon is  known for its right-wing, religious readership. 

NOTE: Below is not an exact, word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew, but rather represents what Rabbi Ascherman wishes to express in English. 

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ICCI, Parasha / E-Letter

On Remembering Amalek

No Comments 27 February 2015

Who is Amalek? How must we remember him? What does it mean to truly “blot him out”? Rabbi Dr Ron Kronish, member of RHR and founding director of ICCI, on Purim and the curse of Amalek. NOTE: This post originally appeared on Rabbi Dr. Kronish’s Huffington Post blog.

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Justice in Israel, Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, March 2015 Elections

From El Arakib to Beit Shean: Standing Idly by while the powerless are oppressed

No Comments 26 February 2015

As Israel prepares to go to the voting booth on March 17th 2015, RHR is running a series of features encouraging citizens to vote and reminding them  to bring the values of human rights work and the honoring of God’s Image along with them into the voting booth. This post was originally featured on the Rabbi Ascherman’s Times of Israel blog.

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Justice in Israel, March 2015 Elections

WATCH LIVE: Candidates discuss poverty, public housing, direct employment and more.

No Comments 25 February 2015

WATCH LIVE (Feb 25th 17:30): Social justice conference with political candidates discussing poverty, public housing, direct employment and more.

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General, ICCI, Jobs

JOB OPENING: RHR is hiring a director of our new Interfaith department

No Comments 25 February 2015

Job Opening - Rabbis for Human Rights is seeks a Director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI), a new RHR department as of January 1 2015.  RHR will be accepting applications for one addition week (until March 4th 2015). Continue Reading

March 2015 Elections, Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly Torah portion: To Create a Perpetual Lamp

No Comments 23 February 2015

In Parashat Tetzaveh, Rabbi Dov (Dubi) Haiyun explores the meaning of true leadership, and reminds us, in an election time, that it is the leader’s charge to inspire, model and most importantly, serve. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, March 2015 Elections

Israeli elections 2015: Who will stop the cruel abuse of El-Araqib & the rest of the Negev Bedouin?

No Comments 19 February 2015

As Israel prepares to go to the voting booth on March 17th 2015, RHR is running a series of features encouraging citizens to vote and reminding them  to bring the values of human rights work and the honoring of God’s Image along with them into the voting booth.  Continue Reading

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