Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly parasha: “Your own wives shall become widows…” Heaven Forbid!

0 Comments 22 February 2017

“An eye for an eye” is one the most quoted phrases from the bible,  often used to justify harsh punishment. In his commentary to Parashat Mishpatim, Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann shows how these words can also teach us about honoring the rights of the vulnerable, and ensuring we work to do good in the world. 

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Justice in Israel

Int’l Day for the Struggle Against Poverty marked at Knesset

0 Comments 21 February 2017

Today Israelis marked the International Day for the Struggle Against Poverty at the Knesset in an event organised by  the Forum for the Struggle Against Poverty, of which Rabbis for Human Rights is an active member, and Members of Knesset from various parties including Eli Alaluf, (Kulanu), head of the Committee for Labor and Welfare; Meir […]

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Response to Kerry’s plan shows planning rights wrongly used as political leverage

Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Response to Kerry’s plan shows planning rights wrongly used as political leverage

0 Comments 20 February 2017

Once again it seems that Palestinian’s right to plan and build in Area C is being used as political leverage.

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Rabbi Grenimann at Knesset: “The occupation is corrupting our Judaism”

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Rabbi Grenimann at Knesset: “The occupation is corrupting our Judaism”

0 Comments 20 February 2017

As we face the news of a renewed demolition threat for the tire school of Khan al Akhmar, a Jahalin Bedouin community located on the outskirts of the Jerusalem,  along with forty other structures in in the village, this week we also worked to raise awareness of the village in the Knesset….

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Justice in Israel

February 21: Knesset Day for the Struggle Against Poverty

0 Comments 19 February 2017

A new study on the right to live in dignity for families of various configurations, released by Israel’s National Insurance and the first of its kind by a governmental body, will be revealed during the main event of the Knesset’s Day for the Struggle Against Poverty on February 21 2017.   In the light of […]

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Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly parasha: Two different concepts

0 Comments 15 February 2017

In her commentary to Parashat Yitro, Rabbi Mira Raz explores what it means to be a “treasured people.” How can the Jewish people strive to respond to complex situations with an “understanding heart” so that they may reach their destiny as a light unto nations?

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Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, Press Releases

Police commissioner must be investigated on suspicion of incitement & false statements

1 Comment 14 February 2017

PRESS RELEASE | FEBRUARY 14 2017 Rabbis for Human Rights to police internal affairs: Investigate Police Commissioner on suspicion of incitement and false statements regarding Umm al Hiran

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Field Reports, Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, Occupied Territories

Tu B’Shevat tree planting 5777: Trees of Hope in Turmous Ayya & Umm al Hiran!

1 Comment 13 February 2017

In honor of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish “new year” for the trees, Rabbis for Human Rights once again brought Israeli and international volunteers to plant “trees of hope” as an act of solidarity against Jewish extremism and discrimination against “the other.”

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RHR calls upon int’l community to prepare for when two-state solution becomes unachievable

Occupied Territories, Press Releases

RHR calls upon int’l community to prepare for when two-state solution becomes unachievable

0 Comments 09 February 2017

PRESS RELEASE | February 8 2017 Jerusalem: In a letter to several international bodies,  Israeli Human Rights NGO Rabbis for Human Rights is calling to draft a framework for human rights for the day when the two-state solution becomes unachievable. Amongst the recipients of the letter are officials in charge of human rights and\or foreign […]

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Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly Parasha: Jewish ethics of warfare

0 Comments 07 February 2017

Certain passages in the Torah strike a “triumphalist” war-like tone that makes many of us uncomfortable. As revealed by Rabbi Ron Kronish in his commentary to Parashat Beshalach, these feelings are not new to our people, and in fact, the rabbis of the Talmudic period — who established our tradition as it is today — […]

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