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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, Legal Work, Occupied Territories

Rabbis join hundreds protesting in solidarity with Susya!

No Comments 26 July 2015

On Friday July 24 2015, nine buses full of Israelis, internationals, and activists  arrived in the small Palestinian village of Susya in order to show support to the village currently under immediate threat of demolition. The demonstration was one of the largest joint protests in recent history in the Occupied Territories, and was organised by Rabbis for Human Rights along with Israeli NGOs B’Tselem, Combatants for Peace, and Ta’ayush.  Continue Reading


Why I will be in Susya on Tisha b’Av: Tisha b’Av thoughts by Rabbi Arik Ascherman

3 Comments 23 July 2015



Rabbi Arik Ascherman

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Legal Work, Occupied Territories

LISTEN: Rabbi Ascherman interviewed by Deutsche Welle News on Susya

No Comments 22 July 2015

Rabbi Arik Ascherman, senior rabbi and president of RHR, interviewed on DW news on West Bank demolitions and Susya Continue Reading

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

Turning curses into blessings: Rabbi Ascherman reflects on 20 years with RHR

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Rabbi Arik Ascherman, senior rabbi and president of RHR,  reflects on his 20th year with RHR and what keeps him going when so many others have lost hope or burnt out.

The rabbis and staff of RHR extend a profound “thank you” to Rabbi Ascherman for his leadership, spirit and unwavering commitment to justice and dignity for all humans created in God’s Image. He is an inspiration to all of us. Continue Reading

ICCI, Press Releases

Press release: Book launch for collection of essays on interfaith & reconciliation dialogue in Israel

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Book launch for collection of essays about interfaith and reconciliation dialogue in Israel, edited by Dr. Ron Kronish, with Rabbi Michael Melchior Continue Reading

General, Parasha / E-Letter

Being Ruth: Shavuot Thoughts 5775 by Rabbi Arik Ascherman

No Comments 22 May 2015


Rabbi Arik Ascherman

President and Senior Rabbi

Rabbis for Human Rights

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Don’t miss: Rabbi Ascherman May 2015 USA speaking tour dates

No Comments 12 May 2015

Rabbi Arik Ascherman, president and senior rabbi of RHR, will be all over the United States this month. Please look below for a listing of events and locations.

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Legal Work

LISTEN: Rabbi Ascherman on Israeli radio on Susya (Hebrew)

No Comments 12 May 2015

On May 12th 2015, Rabbi Ascherman went on Israeli radio to debate with the legal advisor for the NGO Regavim, an organization pushing to destroy Susya. The interview, in Hebrew, in below, followed by comments in English:

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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

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