General, Parasha / E-Letter

Being Ruth: Shavuot Thoughts 5775 by Rabbi Arik Ascherman

No Comments 22 May 2015


Rabbi Arik Ascherman

President and Senior Rabbi

Rabbis for Human Rights

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General, Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly parasha: Stand up and be counted for social justice

1 Comment 20 May 2015

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.
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First-hand testimony: The Expulsion of Susya in 1986

No Comments 19 May 2015

How Palestinians were expelled from the original location of their village, which later became the archaeological site Sussia Continue Reading

General, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

SIGN NOW: Petition to Save Susya!

1 Comment 14 May 2015

Please sign the petition to save Susya, currently under threat of imminent demolition. Continue Reading

General, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

British Consul and other diplomats visits Susya

No Comments 13 May 2015

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


Don’t miss: Rabbi Ascherman May 2015 USA speaking tour dates

No Comments 12 May 2015

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.

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Weekly parasha: Making the world a healthier, better place for all

No Comments 06 May 2015

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


FRIDAY: Forman Memorial Fund Annual Activity Day

No Comments 06 May 2015

We hope to see you at this year’s annual activity day in Tel Aviv! 

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General, Legal Work

What does planning and zoning for Area C Palestinians have to do with politics?

No Comments 30 April 2015

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


Yom Haaztmaut Thoughts: We are much stronger than you, much more stubborn, much more persistent

1 Comment 23 April 2015

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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