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On Friday June 12th 2014, Rabbi Ascherman, RHR’s president and senior rabbi, along with seven residents (including two minors) of Al Arakib, were arrested during a protest over the destruction of the unrecognized Bedouin village of Al Arakib. Despite protesting nonviolently, Rabbi Ascherman was beaten and punched in the jaw during the arrest. Tomorrow Rabbi Ascherman’s trial will begin for the arrest. Continue Reading
Tisha b’Av is a fast day in Judaism commemorating many tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people – most notably the loss of the First and Second Temples. It is a tragic day and one spent in mourning by Jews throughout the world.
This Tisha b’Av Rabbi Ascherman, president and senior rabbi of RHR, choose to mourn amidst the threatened demolitions of both Susya and the Israeli-Bedouin village of Umm al Hiran, the ruins of the village Atir, and the on-going destruction of Al Arakib. Following is a short narrative of his journey followed by photos. To read about why Rabbi Ascherman choose to commemorate this important Jewish holiday in this way, please read here.
On Israel’s 67th birthday, Rabbi Arik Ascherman, President and Senior Rabbi of RHR, shares his thoughts on the vision and dream of our people, the struggle ahead, and why we must be strong, stubborn and persistent. Continue Reading
International students: Please join RHR on March 27th for a tour of the unrecognized Bedouin villages of the Negev.
I, as a Zionist, believe I have a place here…but I don’t want to be here by displacing Aziz. – Rabbi Ascherman
Rabbi Arik Ascherman was recently interviewed by Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times for an op-ed prior to the scheduled appearance of Prime Minister Netanyahu before the US Congress. The two discuss the displacement of the Bedouin, what it means to be a Zionist who honors their neighbors, and Israeli democracy. Continue Reading
As Israel prepares to go to the voting booth on March 17th 2015, RHR is running a series of features encouraging citizens to vote and reminding them to bring the values of human rights work and the honoring of God’s Image along with them into the voting booth. This post was originally featured on the Rabbi Ascherman’s Times of Israel blog.
As Israel prepares to go to the voting booth on March 17th 2015, RHR is running a series of features encouraging citizens to vote and reminding them to bring the values of human rights work and the honoring of God’s Image along with them into the voting booth. Continue Reading
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