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Justice in Israel

Hadera socio-economic rights center moves to a new location!

No Comments 08 February 2016

Yesterday, our Hadera Socio-Economic Rights center moved to its new home, still in Hadera of course. Moving is never easy, so congratulations to the staff for getting things set up so quickly! Their doors will officially open once again tomorrow, February 9th. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel

The story of a man expected to live on 250 ILS per month ($64 dollars)

No Comments 04 January 2016

Rabbi Sigal Asher, director of RHR’s Socio-Economic Rights Center in Hadera, tells of a man who is supposed to live off 250 ILS per month. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel

Rabbi Lev named a person of the year by Yedioth Ahronoth!

1 Comment 30 December 2015

Rabbi Idit Lev, the director of our socio-economic justice department, has been named a “person of the year” in 2015 by the popular Israeli paper Yedioth Ahronoth! Continue Reading

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A taste of open hours at RHR’s Hadera Socio-Economic Rights Center

No Comments 20 December 2015

Open hours for the public at the Rabbis for Human Rights Socio-Economic Rights Center in Hadera are an unpredictable time;  perhaps no one will come, or perhaps there won’t even be a free moment to drink a glass of water. When there are no people, we try not to let ourselves get too deeply into something from which it might be hard to tear ourselves away, in case someone should come in.  On some of the days we hold open hours, we only have one staff member is present in the center, while one day a week we are all there, and another day two of us are there.   Continue Reading

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International students join RHR for study session on socio-economic justice in Israel

No Comments 19 December 2015

On Friday December 18th, Rabbi Idit Lev taught Torah and led a session on socioeconomic justice in Israel as part of the series of programs and field tours RHR runs every year for rabbinical, cantorial, Jewish education and other international students spending a year in Israel.

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Justice in Israel

Public Housing Forum calls for the board of housing company Amidar to be replaced

No Comments 13 December 2015

The Public Housing Forum, of which Rabbis for Human Rights is an active member,  demands an investigation into the conduct of Amidar, a replacing of its board, and a guarantees that it will operate  as a public company  under appropriate supervision and transparency. 

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Justice in Israel

Public housing tenant wins courtroom victory against Amidar, is not evicted

No Comments 30 November 2015

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We are proud to report Rabbis for Human Rights has had an important, precedent setting court victory with potentially deep implications for public housing in Israel! Amidar, one of the major public housing firms in the country, has been prevented from evicting a tenant due to unreliable, contradictory documentation from home inspections.
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Justice in Israel

The right to a stable home: Important policy shifts announced at Public Housing Day!

No Comments 28 October 2015

PRESS RELEASE | OCTOBER 28 2015

The Housing Ministry: There will not be an increase of rental rates and the tenants of public housing will be able to purchase new apartments at the price of old apartments in the framework of urban renewal.

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Weekly parasha: Making the world a healthier, better place for all

No Comments 06 May 2015

5775 is a shmitah year, a year of rest for the land. But the Sabbath for the Land is about much more than agricultural rules and observances, it is also about personal renewal, humility and growth, and serves as a reminder to us of our obligation to help those in need. In this week’s parasha, Rabbi Sigal Asher along with Rabbi Idit Lev inspire us to make the world a better, more healthy place through the study of shmitah. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel

Amidar: The public housing company that’s not building public housing

No Comments 04 May 2015

Public housing corporation Amidar has big plans to build – the problem is they won’t be building public housing! Continue Reading

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