General, Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly parasha: Together and Apart

No Comments 30 November 2016

What are the requirements of a strong and meaningful marriage? What about between nations, communities and peoples? In his Dvar Torah to Parashat Toldot this week, Rabbi Daniel Goldfarb inspires us to learn from Rebecca and Isaac. Continue Reading

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#GivingTuesday! Donate today & receive gift bar of Palestinian olive oil soap!

No Comments 28 November 2016

Black Friday has passed. Cyber Monday is over. Now it’s time to give back.

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General, Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

Call for activists at threatened Bedouin community of Umm al Hiran

No Comments 27 November 2016

Call for activists to join the Bedouin residents of Umm al Hiran, currently under the threat of immediate demolition. Continue Reading

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November 2016 London Discussions with Rabbi Idit Lev

1 Comment 23 November 2016

Friends in London – do not miss this opportunity to learn about human rights, Judaism, and the struggle for economic justice in Israelwith Rabbi Idit Lev of Rabbis for Human Rights!

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Field Reports, General, Occupied Territories

Field Report: 2016 Olive Harvest

No Comments 14 November 2016

Please see below for a summary of this year’s olive harvest.

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General, Occupied Territories

RHR stands in solidarity with our colleagues at B’Tselem and American Friends of Peace Now

1 Comment 20 October 2016

Rabbis for Human Rights supports our colleagues at American Friends of Peace Now and the Israeli human rights NGO B’tselem on their appearance before the United Nations Security Council and stands in solidarity with them in light of recent attacks  against them – especially by the Prime Minister – after their criticising of the occupation. Continue Reading

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Recent changes at Rabbis for Human Rights

No Comments 18 October 2016

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In order to be fully transparent to the public, we want to update you regarding a number of recent changes within Rabbis for Human Rights. Rabbi Arik Asherman, formerly president and senior rabbi of the organization, has recently decided to resign. We wish him the best of luck. Additionally, two additional staff members also resigned. We have already welcomed new and highly experienced team members to fill their positions, and they are well on their way promoting the mission of RHR. Continue Reading

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Statement of concern regarding language on recent resolution passed by UNESCO

No Comments 18 October 2016

Rabbis for Human Rights is concerned by the wording choice on the recent resolution passed by UNESCO describing the holy places of the two religions under their Arab/Muslim names only. Wording such as this disrespects the relationship between Judaism and the Temple Mount [Har HaBait] and the Western Wall.

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RHR’s Sukkot Harvest (“Assif”) of Rights: Positive Trends in the Area of Human Rights in Israel

1 Comment 13 October 2016

In this brief collection, we will present positive trends in the area of human rights in Israel — including social rights — achieved in the past year. We will also focus on the achievements of Rabbis for Human Rights. We believe it is extremely important to put an emphasis on positive trends even during challenging and difficult times in which we are experiencing multiple instances of injustice and failures in Israel and the territories under its control. The vast majority of these achievements did not happen by themselves. They are the result of stubborn and continuous struggles. This teaches us that we still have considerable ability to make a difference and promote rights. Continue Reading

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Don’t miss: Rabbi Ron Kronish & Mayor Issa Jaber Oct/Nov East Coast Speaking Tour

No Comments 13 October 2016

Friends on the East Coast of the United States – do not miss this opportunity to hear Rabbi Ron Kornish and Mayor Issa Jaber speak about their work together on issues relating to Arab-Jewish coexistence, inter-religious dialogue, and the search for peace. Check below to find the location nearest you! Continue Reading

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