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Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Friday: Student study tour to the South Hebron Hills

No Comments 26 April 2015

International students, join RHR this Friday, May 1st for a study tour of the South Hebron Hills and a visit to the village of Susya. Continue Reading

Occupied Territories

WATCH: Rabbi Ascherman encounters settler & invites him for additional dialogue

No Comments 26 April 2015

While waiting for Palestinian farmers to safely arrive at their lands in the Shilo Valley on April 21st 2015, Rabbi Arik Ascherman was passed by a settler in a car who identified him, turned around,  and began this conversation.

In the recording Rabbi Ascherman mentions two other settlers who “visited” his home previously when we want not present.

That visit took place a week before this recording.

Again and again, Rabbi Ascherman shows his interest in having open, respectful dialogue with settlers and others who disagree or are concerned by the work of RHR.

The day ended when the army refused to let the farmers go back the way they themselves had brought them. Rather, they had to drive home. Firstly, they didn’t have cars. Secondly, even if they did, they had a donkey with them.  Eventually, they had to give in and order a truck, making it clear to the OT legal advisor’s office that this was unacceptable.



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

1 Comment 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

General, ICCI, Justice in Israel, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Passover Thoughts: On Khan El Akhmar, The Abuse of Power and the “Us” In The Promise

No Comments 03 April 2015

On Khan El Akhmar, The Abuse of Power and the “Us” In The Promise


Rabbi Arik W. Ascherman

RHR President and Senior Rabbi

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General, Justice in Israel, Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Rabbis for Human Rights Haggadah Supplements 5775

No Comments 02 April 2015

Below, please find human rights related supplements by Rabbis for Human Rights for your Passover seder. There are three parts: “Who sits with us at our seder,” “The Four children at the seder table: Which child am I?” and “Commentary to the Torah by Rabbi Samson Rapael Hirsch.” We encourage you to use all or as little as you choose. They are available for download and are also copied below.

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Occupied Territories

Solar panels confiscated from Bedouin community of Khan al Ahmar

No Comments 02 April 2015

Yesterday, April 1 2015, Israeli authorities confiscated eleven solar panels from the Bedouin Palestinian community of Khan al Ahmar – leaving residents without electricity.

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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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March 2015 Elections

No country for non-Jews? Rabbi Ascherman’s Initial reaction to the 2015 elections

1 Comment 18 March 2015

No Country for Non-Jews?

Initial Reaction of RHR’s President on what the Elections Tell Us about Israeli Society  and Our Task as a Rabbinic Human Rights Organization Continue Reading

General, Justice in Israel, Justice in Israel-Negev Bedouin, Legal Work, March 2015 Elections, Occupied Territories

Purim Thoughts 5775: There is meaning in absurdity

1 Comment 04 March 2015

With elections just two weeks away, Rabbi Ascherman, president and senior rabbi of RHR, shares his thoughts on Purim and the importance of knowing the difference between wrong and right. 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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