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July 22nd: Public Housing Day at the Knesset

No Comments 17 July 2014

TUESDAY, JULY 22ND IS PUBLIC HOUSING DAY IN THE KNESSET.  JOIN US FOR A SERIES OF COMMITTEE DISCUSSIONS ON PUBLIC HOUSING RELATED ISSUES, AND A PUBLIC HOUSING FORUM AT 2pm.

ADDITIONALLY, THE INTERIOR COMMITTEE WILL BE DISCUSSING RESERVATIONS ON THE HOUSING BILL ON THE VERY SAME DAY, STARTING AT 1:30 PM.

WE NEED A LARGE TURNOUT, SO THAT WE CAN “DANCE AT TWO WEDDINGS” AT ONCE!

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On Belonging, Privilege and Racism: Reflections from Rabbi Avi Novis-Deutsch

No Comments 10 July 2014

RHR member Rabbi Avi Novis-Deutsch meditates on the events of these last few weeks, and the dangers and privilege found sometimes lurking within the concept “belonging.” Continue Reading

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Statements on recent murders motivated by nationalism

No Comments 07 July 2014

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 Statement from Rabbis for Human Rights:

Rabbis for Human Rights expresses its deep outrage at the recent murders which, according to reports,  either stem from motives of national revenge or involve a national element. We are especially shocked by the apparent brutality of the murders.  Continue Reading

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RHR’s Response to the Report Released by the Elaluf Committee for Combatting Poverty

No Comments 24 June 2014

The Knesset Committee for Combating Poverty headed by Elie Elaluf has submitted their findings and recommendations to the government. Below please find RHR’s response to their report.

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Notes from the “Outstanding Project Award” Ceremony at Yezreel Valley College

No Comments 09 June 2014

The Human Services Department’s end-of-year practicum ceremony for the academic year 5774 took place Thursday, May 29 2014 (29 Nisan.) At the end of the ceremony, the outstanding projects were presented. The last, and most highly honored, project to be presented was Rabbis for Human Rights’ project, titled Empowering Beit She’an Public Housing Residents, which was facilitated by Rabbi Kobi Weiss under the management of Rabbi Arik Ascherman.

 

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High Court offers conciliation process in Bedouin land rights case

No Comments 08 June 2014

PRESS RELEASE | June 5 2014 Israeli Supreme Court offers a conciliation process to achieve a fair solution on Bedouin lands case; state must answer in two weeks whether it agrees to conciliation on Arakib lands.

AlArakiblaywersIMAGE: Members of the al-Ukbi Tribe with attorney Michael Sfard (Credit: Negev Coexistence Forum)

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“We will do and we will listen”: A Critical Look at Tikkun Leil Shavuot

No Comments 02 June 2014

RHR’s Rabbi Kobi Weiss reflects on the tradition of tikkun leil Shavuot, and shows us that the call to action at the heart of the seems to have fallen by the wayside in recent years. Continue Reading

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WATCH: Rabbi Ascherman speaking in Bedford, Massachusetts

2 Comments 08 May 2014

Rabbi Arik Ascherman, president and senior rabbis at Rabbis for Human Rights, speaking at the First Parish Bedford Unitarian Universalist in Bedford, Massachusetts on March 30th 2014.

 

 

Arik Ascherman At First Parish Bedford (Massachusetts) Unitarian Universalist from David Lance on Vimeo.

Special thank you to David Lance for putting the video together!

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Stop Jewish Extremism: Special Tag Meir Demonstration Sunday

2 Comments 07 May 2014

In light of the recent wave of hate crimes against Arabs and Palestinians, the Tag Meir (“Spreading the Light”) coalition is organizing a large protest this Sunday in Jerusalem calling for the government to respond strongly.  Continue Reading

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RHR’s work in public housing in Beit She’an once again wins “Outstanding Project Award”

No Comments 03 May 2014

We are pleased and proud to announce that once again this year the practicum work of our project in public housing at Beit She’an has been recognized as outstanding by the academic staff of the Yezreel Valley College!  Continue Reading

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