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Rosh Hashana 5778: Desisting is just not an option

No Comments 18 September 2017

“It is not your responsibility to finish the work, but you are not free to desist from it either.” – Rabbi Tarfon, Pirke Avot 2:21

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Parashat Nitzavim-Vayelech: Citizen’s Rights and Teshuva

No Comments 12 September 2017

In our modern world, there is a clear division between those that are citizens, and those that are not. As we approach the New Year and make amends for our past mistakes, Leah Shakdiel shows us how the Jewish tradition can teach us about striving for common good and inclusivity between all people instead of dividing people based on differences in ethnic origin.

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After Charlottesville: Now more than ever: People, Torah, Struggle for Human Rights

No Comments 21 August 2017

The following excerpt is from a new blog post by Rabbis for Human Rights’ Chair Rabbi Ed Rettig. 

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Statement on terrorist attack and neo-Nazi gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia

No Comments 14 August 2017

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The terrorist attack and neo-Nazi gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday are the culmination of a wave of violent and anti-Semitic racism in the United States. Rabbis for Human Rights stand in solidarity with all those who oppose racism and any manifestations of anti-Semitism. We condemn those who freely spread hatred, strengthening this violent and racist movement. We must not remain silent in the face of vicious violence, and we must not remain silent in the face of the awakening of racist ideology.

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Citizenship is a basic human right, not a gift of the state

No Comments 08 August 2017

It must be plainly stated: Citizenship is a basic human right; it is not a gift for the state to revoke.

We learned this week that Ala’a Ziwad, a resident of Umm al-Fahm who committed a terrorist attack in Gan Shmu’el injuring four Israeli civilians, will have his citizenship revoked. Continue Reading

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Job listing: Occupied Territories Field Coordinator (Hebrew required)

No Comments 08 August 2017

Come work with us! We are currently seeking a part-time field coordinator for our work in the occupied territories. This position requires Hebrew. See Hebrew listing below.

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Photos: Jahalin Bedouin children visited by Japanese Shiatsu masters

No Comments 06 August 2017

How we ended up dancing yesh lanu tayish with Japanese Tao Shiatsu Masters and Bedouin Kids in the Middle of the Desert
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General, Legal Work, Press Releases

High Court Petition: Unauthorized signs obliterate Palestinian identity from Hebron

No Comments 01 August 2017

PRESS RELEASE | AUGUST 1 2017

High Court Petition: Unauthorized signs posted by settlers on Shuhada Street obliterate Palestinian identity from Hebron

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Summer camp for Jahalin Bedouin Children kicks off!

No Comments 16 July 2017

For over a decade, Rabbis for Human Rights has worked to organise and run summer programs and trips for Jahalin children in the West Bank in collaboration with nuns from the Comboni Order. The programs give the children a chance to grow, develop, and play in a safe and supervised environment alongside mentors from the Bedouin community as well as international and Israeli volunteers.

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Parashat Pinchas: To Build and To Plant

No Comments 12 July 2017

In this week’s dvar Torah to Parashat Pinchas, Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann examines the “Divine pathos” of the prophet Jeremiah. What can we, as an Israeli human rights organization, learn from his unwavering commitment to his people and his mission?

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