Education, General

On Jealousy, Zealotry, and the Sound of Sheer Silence: A Lesson Plan for Tisha B’Av

No Comments 11 August 2016

Saturday evening starts Tisha b’Av, the sad day when the Jews commemorate many of the tragedies that have befallen our people over the years including the destruction of the First and Second Temples. Below please find a lesson plan for use on Tisha b’Av, prepared by Rabbi Nava Hefetz of RHR’s education department.

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Education

Jerusalem seminar for Nahshon and upper Galilee pre-military academy programs

No Comments 13 June 2016

Rabbis for Human Rights is proud to run human rights courses within 13 different pre-military academies across the state of Israel. Pre-military academies in Israel offer young adults the chance to take a year off to study between high school and enlistment in the Israeli army.  RHR’s human rights courses expose these young people to the connections between human rights, Judaism, and the state of Israel with the belief that a deeper understanding of these complex issues will result in soldiers more able to make decisions in-line with human rights values during their service. A crucial component of the courses are their field trips.  Continue Reading

Education

Pre-Military Academy “Gal” from Acre meets with educational director Rabbi Nava Hefetz

No Comments 31 May 2016

Rabbi Nava Hefetz, RHR’s Educational Director, shares about an exciting and very experiential encounter that occurred Sunday May 29th  2016 with the students of the pre-military academy Gal in Acre. Continue Reading

Education

Photos: Int’l rabbinical & Israeli yeshiva students come together for Yom Haaztmaut program

No Comments 10 May 2016

Yesterday May 9th, rabbinical students and other future Jewish leaders from abroad joined RHR human rights yeshiva students for a special study session titled The Prophetic Vision of ‘Freedom, Justice and Peace’ led by Rabbi Nava Hefetz in preparation for Yom Ha’aztmaut.  Continue Reading

Education, General

Lesson Plan for Yom Ha’atzmaut: The Meaning and Limits of Freedom

No Comments 09 May 2016

In honor of Yom Ha’aztmaut, Israeli Independence Day, RHR’s Education Department is releasing  a downloadable lesson plan along with accompanying texts for use by teachers and Jewish educators. The lesson, entitled “‘It Will be Based on Freedom, Justice and Peace as Envisaged by the Prophets of Israel’: The Meaning and Limits of Freedom” is from RHR’s Independence Tractate, a unique Talmudic style commentary of Israel’s Declaration of Independence. The lesson is designed to encourage critical thinking regarding the “limits of freedom on different levels, and the conflicts that arise when freedoms are restricted  in order to safeguard other values and liberties.”

PLEASE BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD BOTH THE LESSON PLAN AS WELL AS THE RESOURCES.

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Education, General

May 9th Student Program: What does Yom HaAtzmaut mean to you?

No Comments 03 May 2016

Rabbinical students and other future Jewish leaders from abroad, please join us on Monday May 9th for a special program in preparation for Yom HaAtzmaut.

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Passover Thoughts 5776: Where is God’s Glory?

No Comments 26 April 2016

As we near the final days of Passover, Rabbi Arik Ascherman, president and senior rabbi for Rabbis for Human Rights, shares his thoughts on the holiday. Continue Reading

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Pre-military Israelis exposed for first time to Muslim & Christian religious leaders

1 Comment 24 April 2016

On April 6 2016, an “Abrahamic Team,” presented their personal stories and reflections on the topic of “Human Dignity and Sanctity of Life” to a group of 35 Jewish Israeli students studying this year in a pre-army academic preparatory course at Kibbutz Biram in the Upper Galilee.

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Education

Passover lesson plan: This is the bread of affliction…Next year we will be free

No Comments 20 April 2016

Below please find a Passover human rights lesson plan by RHR education director Rabbi Nava Hefetz and deputy director Yael Gamon exploring the meaning of “freedom” in the context of poverty, our relationships with the non-Jews living among us, and the challenges of sovereignty.

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Photos: Freedom seder at Holot with African asylum seekers

No Comments 17 April 2016

On April 15th 2016, Rabbis for Human Rights along with partner Right Now with the support of the New Israel Fund, held a special mock seder for African asylum seekers currently detained at Holot, an “open” detention center deep in Israel’s Negev desert. Continue Reading

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