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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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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Refugee freedom seder haggadah

No Comments 15 April 2016

Below please find a modified version of the Passover haggadah used on April 15 2016 to lead a seder with African asylum seekers at the Holot “Open” Detention Facility in the Negev where they are currently detained.

We encourage you to download the haggadah and use it or parts of it as you see appropriate in your own Passover seder.

Special thanks to the New Israel Fund for sponsoring the Holot seder. 

Download the PDF file .

Download as word document here (which you can alter as you see fit)

View/download as PDF document here

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Photos from the seder here

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Friday April 15th Refugee Seder in Holot: Register/Purchase your tickets now!

1 Comment 10 April 2016

“In every generation we must see ourselves as if we ourselves left Egypt.”

REMINDER: The refugee Passover seder is THIS Friday, April 15th outside the Holot Detention Facility, Negev, Israel, from 11am to 2pm.

IF YOU WANT TO JOIN OUR BUSES FROM TEL AVIV, JERUSALEM OR BEER SHEVA, YOU MUST REGISTER/PURCHASE BUS TICKETS IN ADVANCE!  Continue Reading

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