In this week’s Torah portion, the Jewish people stand up and are counted in a census. In his dvar Torah, Rabbi Ron Kronish shows us that in order to be the holy people we agreed to be in our covenant with God, we must now also stand up and be counted for justice and peace.
How Palestinians were expelled from the original location of their village, which later became the archaeological site Sussia Continue Reading
Yesterday, British, German, French, Spanish and Danish diplomats visited the Palestinian village of Susya, currently under the threat of imminent demolition. The British have released the following press release: Continue Reading
Rabbi Arik Ascherman, president and senior rabbi of RHR, will be all over the United States this month. Please look below for a listing of events and locations.
5775 is a shmitah year, a year of rest for the land. But the Sabbath for the Land is about much more than agricultural rules and observances, it is also about personal renewal, humility and growth, and serves as a reminder to us of our obligation to help those in need. In this week’s parasha, Rabbi Sigal Asher along with Rabbi Idit Lev inspire us to make the world a better, more healthy place through the study of shmitah. Continue Reading
When Palestinian villages demand the right to plan for their own communities, the state of Israel attempts to dismiss the request as one only appropriate for future political negotiations; they claim that the current system, controlled entirely by Israel, is based exclusively on professional considerations and is unbeholden to politics. However, in an email recently received and copied below, the state freely admits that planning decisions for the Palestinian villages are currently subject to approval by senior political officials. Continue Reading
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
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