Update: Contribution to RHR withheld by the bank finally transferred to us

General

Update: Contribution to RHR withheld by the bank finally transferred to us

0 Comments 21 November 2017

An update from Rabbis for Human Rights regarding the withholding of funds from us by Bank Hapoalim and their eventual transfer early this week

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WATCH: Rabbi Idit Lev on social justice work, poverty & recent urban renewal victories

Justice in Israel

WATCH: Rabbi Idit Lev on social justice work, poverty & recent urban renewal victories

0 Comments 20 November 2017

Rabbi Idit Lev is the director of Rabbis for Human Rights’ socio-economic justice program. 

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Field Reports, General, Occupied Territories

Full story behind the attack against Palestinian human rights workers

2 Comments 19 November 2017

The full story behind the Friday November 17 attack on Palestinian human rights activists and the response of the soldiers on the ground

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General

Some Israelis think human rights are incompatible with Judaism. They’re wrong

0 Comments 17 November 2017

We must reject the false choice between giving up on our traditions and accepting narrow, tribal, and racist interpretations of Judaism.

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General, Parasha / E-Letter

Parashat Toldot: Brothers together & apart

0 Comments 16 November 2017

In his dvar Torah to Parashat Toldot, Rabbi Shmuel Reuven Shaish explores the rocky relationship between Jacob and Esau, a dynamic we see play out in numerous examples across history. Despite the divergence between the brothers, the Torah reminds us of the common source connecting us all.

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Understanding the Occupation: Theft via “Special Security Zones”

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Understanding the Occupation: Theft via “Special Security Zones”

0 Comments 15 November 2017

Extremist settlers use a variety of methods to steal land from Palestinians. One of the less talked-about methods is known by the acronym “SSZ.”

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Parasha / E-Letter

Parashat Chayei Sarah: Bringing Healing

0 Comments 09 November 2017

In her commentary to Parashat Chayei Sarah, Rabbi Miri Gold highlights the good deeds of Isaac and Ishmael in promoting healing within their family, and the importance of exercising our right as a society to choose our leaders wisely. 

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Field Reports, General, Occupied Territories

3 Palestinians assaulted during army coordinated olive harvest

2 Comments 08 November 2017

3 Palestinians assaulted by Israeli extremists during army coordinated olive harvest, one lightly injured

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Rabbi Idit Lev in the Bay Area this Thursday & Saturday!

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Rabbi Idit Lev in the Bay Area this Thursday & Saturday!

0 Comments 08 November 2017

Friends in California, do not miss these opportunities to hear Rabbi Idit Lev speak about Rabbis for Human Rights and her important work fighting for social justice in Israel! Rabbi Lev will be at Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley this THURSDAY (November 9th) and with Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon on SATURDAY (November 11th)! All […]

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Field Reports, General, Occupied Territories

Settlers delay coordinated harvest work, threaten Palestinians

0 Comments 06 November 2017

Despite the presence of Israeli security forces, settlers from the settlement of Yitzhar threatened Palestinians and delayed their harvest work — previously coordinated with the army — by 2.5 hours. One of the settlers threatened violence against Rabbis for Human Rights’ department director.

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