Tag archive for "Jerusalem"


Touring Jerusalem with RHR’s Jezreel Valley College Beit Midrash students

No Comments 07 May 2017

On Tuesday April 18 2017 participants of RHR’s human rights Beit Midrash program at Jezreel Valley College toured Jerusalem and learned about human rights on both sides of the wall.

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RHR deeply mourns the loss of two Israelis this morning

No Comments 13 October 2015

RHR deeply mourns the loss of life of two Israelis this morning (October 13th) in terrorist attacks in Jerusalem, and prayers for the quick and full recovery of those injured from attacks throughout the country this morning. We condemn these attacks in the strongest of terms – there is no worse human rights violation than the taking of lives. We mourn for our people, our nation and our region and pray that we will know hope soon.

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Parasha / E-Letter

Weekly parasha: A Seat of Mercy for all

1 Comment 13 May 2015

In this week’s Dvar Torah for Parashat Behukotai, Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann confronts the contradiction between the Jerusalem of the Bible and of the prophets, both ancient and modern, and the Jerusalem of today, marred by the consequences of political victories. With the approach of Jerusalem Day, how must we choose to observe this day – with flag-waving and humiliation of others, or with holy deeds of compassion and mercy?  Continue Reading

Occupied Territories

May 4th with Tag Meir and CET: Speak Arabic in Jerusalem!

No Comments 28 April 2015

There have been recent incidents in Jerusalem where residents were assaulted in the streets because they were speaking Arabic. In response, the Tag Meir Coalition, of which RHR is an active member, and CET have organised a joint activity  where folks will ride the light rail from Kikar Safra to Mt Herzl, all the while conversing in Arabic! By proudly speaking in Arabic, we will fight violence while raising awareness of Arabic as a legitimate language in Israel! Continue Reading

General, Occupied Territories

House of my Dreams: Rabbi Ascherman on the Temple Mount

No Comments 01 March 2015

In an effort to reach new audiences and spark dialogue, this  piece by Rabbi Arik Ascherman on the Temple Mount originally appeared in the Israeli publication Makor Rishon. Makor Rishon is  known for its right-wing, religious readership. 

NOTE: Below is not an exact, word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew, but rather represents what Rabbi Ascherman wishes to express in English. 

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Williams College students visit Jerusalem in component to winter study course

No Comments 01 February 2015

RHR’s new Center for Interreligious Encounter with Israel (a part the Interrelgious Council of Israel which was recently incorporated into RHR) is currently conducting its first program under RHR auspices. Continue Reading

Legal Work, Occupied Territories, Press Releases

Wave of administrative demolitions strikes East Jerusalem & West Bank

2 Comments 22 January 2015

The last two days have seen homes and buildings demolished in five Palestinian villages and neighborhoods within Area C of the Occupied Territories or East Jerusalem. To boot,  five houses and nine agricultural structures were demolished today in the Palestinian village Jiftlik, while additional demolitions occurred in Beit Iksa. The demolitions occur because the structures lack building permits. This is especially concerning seeing how times are especially sensitive. Continue Reading

Occupied Territories, Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: Demolition where far right activist announced intention to settle

No Comments 01 December 2014


Home demolished in East Jerusalem in an area where far right-wing activist Aryeh King announced his intention to settle. Continue Reading


RHR condemns the November 5th Terrorist Attack in Jerusalem

No Comments 05 November 2014

Rabbis for Human Rights is deeply pained by and strongly condemns the heinous terrorist attack today on the Jerusalem light rail station. We send heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased and wish speedy recovery to the injured. Continue Reading


Prayers for Rabbi Yehuda ben Brenda v Shimon Glick

No Comments 30 October 2014

RHR calls for prayers for Rabbi Yehuda ben Brenda v’Shimon Glick, in what appears to have been a nationalist motivated assassination attempt. RHR is aware of the great tension over the last half a year because Israeli security forces have accompanied Jews to the Temple Mount/Haram al Sharif, but condemns the use of power and violence to solve conflicts. We aspire to the day that access to sites holy to all of us is not a source of tension.

Temple Mount as seen from the Mount of Olives

Temple Mount as seen from the Mount of Olives

Jpost: Jerusalem’s Temple Mount closes to all visitors after shooting of Yehuda Glick

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