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Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, Occupied Territories, Parasha / E-Letter

Between destruction and hope: Rabbi Ascherman’s 5775 Tisha b’Av journey

No Comments 27 July 2015

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. 

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General, Parasha / E-Letter

Being Ruth: Shavuot Thoughts 5775 by Rabbi Arik Ascherman

No Comments 22 May 2015

BEING RUTH: SHAVUOT 5775

Rabbi Arik Ascherman

President and Senior Rabbi

Rabbis for Human Rights

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Yom Haaztmaut Thoughts: We are much stronger than you, much more stubborn, much more persistent

2 Comments 23 April 2015

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

Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

A glimmer of hope for Al Arakib

No Comments 16 April 2015

The State of Israel tried its best to prevent its own citizens, the Bedouin of Al Arakib, from having their day in court to fight against the expropriation of their land.  Continue Reading

General, Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

MARCH 27th: Study Tour to Unrecognized Bedouin villages

No Comments 19 March 2015

International students: Please join RHR on March 27th for a tour of the unrecognized Bedouin villages of the Negev.

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Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

The Two Israels: Rabbi Ascherman interviewed by Nicholas Kristof of the NYT

No Comments 01 March 2015

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

Justice in Israel, Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, March 2015 Elections

From El Arakib to Beit Shean: Standing Idly by while the powerless are oppressed

No Comments 26 February 2015

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.

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Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, March 2015 Elections

Israeli elections 2015: Who will stop the cruel abuse of El-Araqib & the rest of the Negev Bedouin?

No Comments 19 February 2015

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

Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

In the midst of an incoming winter storm, El Arakib destroyed for the 81st time

No Comments 19 February 2015

In a truly cruel act, as the entire region braces for a winter storm of rain, snow, and freezing temperatures, the Israeli authorities choose to enter El Arakib today (February 19th 2015) and demolish it, for the 81st time.

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Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin

El Arakib destroyed for the 80th time in the middle of mediation between parties

1 Comment 15 January 2015

PRESS RELEASE | JANUARY 14 2015

The Negev Coexistence Forum reports that Israeli forces entered the village of Al Arakib this morning and destroyed all present structures for the 80th time in recent years. This demolition was carried out despite the fact that a mediation process between the state and the residents of Al Arakib has been on-going for a month under the Deputy Chief Magistrate of Beersheva. Continue Reading

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