Tag archive for "poverty"

Justice in Israel, Press Releases

Forum for the Struggle Against Poverty: In light of data, minimum wage should be raised

No Comments 12 December 2017

PRESS RELEASE | DECEMBER 12 2017

The Forum for the Struggle to Fight Poverty to the government: In consideration of the correlation between raising the minimum wage and the decline of unemployment, minimum wage should once again be raised
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Justice in Israel, Press Releases

RHR & Forum for the Struggle Against Poverty Respond to 2016 Report on Israeli Poverty

No Comments 09 December 2017

PRESS RELEASE | DECEMBER 9 2017

Rabbis for Human Rights and the Forum for the Struggle Against Poverty Responds to 2016 Poverty Report

The most worrisome trend apparent in new poverty report is that employment does not lead to an escape from poverty. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel

WATCH: Rabbi Idit Lev on social justice work, poverty & recent urban renewal victories

No Comments 20 November 2017

Rabbi Idit Lev is the director of Rabbis for Human Rights’ socio-economic justice program.  Continue Reading

Parasha / E-Letter

Purim Sameach: The social side of Purim

No Comments 08 March 2017

Purim is a fun holiday for children and adults alike. But, as revealed by Rabbi Daniel Goldfarb, the holiday also has a more serious side, demanding that in addition to the fun, we also raise up the  most disadvantaged around us.  Continue Reading

Justice in Israel

How much is left after rent?

No Comments 05 February 2017

At Rabbis for Human Rights’ socio-economic rights center in Hadera, Rabbi Idit Lev sat with two different men. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel

Forum for the Struggle Against Poverty responds to new report from National Insurance

No Comments 15 December 2016

A new report released today (December 15 2016) by the National Insurance on poverty in Israel showed that while the numbers of individuals living in poverty decreased, the number of families in poverty increased. The report also showed that the situation of those living in poverty deteriorated in 2015, and that there has been a significant reduction in poverty rates in the Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community after sustained measures were taken by the government to combat the high rates often found in that community. Below please find the response of the Forum for the Struggle Against Poverty , of which RHR is an active member, to the report: Continue Reading

General, Justice in Israel

The “catch-22” of poverty, bureaucracy, and vacations—and how it could easily be solved

No Comments 22 August 2016

On Sunday [August 21st, 2016], a woman arrived at our Hadera Rights Center. She works as a kindergarten aide. This month she is on vacation, not of her own choice, but because all kindergartens are closed. Since she gets paid per hour of work (known as an hourly employee), she does not get a salary for this month. She had hoped to take advantage of these vacation days in order to run some errands. However:

  • The Social Security Office is on hiatus;
  • The Welfare Office is on hiatus.

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Justice in Israel

Forum for Public Housing responds to recent Comptroller Report

No Comments 27 July 2016

The Forum for Public Housing, of which Rabbis for Human Rights is an active member, responds to a recent report from Israel’s Comptroller on the state of Public Housing:

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Justice in Israel, Press Releases

The Forum for Public Housing presents Public Housing Day at the Knesset

No Comments 11 July 2016

PRESS RELEASE | JULY 11 2016

The Forum for Public Housing presents Public Housing Day at the Knesset: Marking the Crisis of the Million

Invitation to cover: Public Housing Day in the Knesset on July 12 2016 will be led by MKs Orli Levy Abekasis, Dov Hanin, Stav Shafir, Ilan Gilon, Itzik Shmuli, Eli Cohen and Omer Bar Lev  Continue Reading

Justice in Israel

“I am embarrassed that the kids go to school with falling apart shoes”

No Comments 25 April 2016

“I am embarrased” she tells me “that I can’t pay for the cultural activities at school, and that the kids go to school with shoes that are falling apart.”

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