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Parashat Lekh-Lekha: The weekly report of Rabbis For Human Rights
From Noah to Abraham there is a long history of different ways of action in our world. Rabbi Arik Ascherman shows us how and what to do, according to our ancestors, in a society with incessant injustice. In our parasha, Lekh-Lekha, Rabbi Michael Schwartz compares the quarrel of Abraham’s shepherds and Lot’s shepherds to the situation the Israeli country today – the quarrel between Palestinians and Jews on the land. The opening word of Rabbi Arik Ascherman refers to the passing time from Noah and Abraham in the social contexts.
Most of the encampments in Jerusalem are not located near the kindergartens and schools of the children living in the tent encampments, and the mayor, Nir Barkat, has threatened to evacuate all those who cannot fit in one encampment. It means that we need volunteers who are ready to help with transportation to the schools and back to the encampments. Please call the office: 02-6482757, or Dror: 050-6407211.
Please join on Sunday, November 6th for the weekly protest of El-Arakib at 15:00 in Lehavim junction. Also on Sunday, November 6th at 20:00 Rabbi Arik Ascherman,Rabbi Idit Lev and Moriel Rotman will speak about “Activism out of Faith” at Beit Haam, 69 Rothschild Boulevard, Tel Aviv.
We are very concerned about the demolitions in Khan El Ahmar and about the demolition orders in Dqeiqa. We also need help with the olive harvest because the army does not issue enough permits to the farmers in this area.
Rabbi Idit Lev published an article in “Black Labour.” The article explains about the importance of the social rights law at the beginning of the Winter Knesset session. Moriel Rotman, who volunteers for RHR, published an article about the olive harvest in 972 Magazine, and Yariv Mohar, RHR’s spokesperson published an op-ed in YNET.
For updates on events of various progressive organizations, we recommend the Humanisty site. We also recommend the site of Ir Amim, an organization that works for stability, equality and an agreed political future in Jerusalem.