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Justice in Israel

The Credit Database: Why we should all be concerned

No Comments 10 April 2016

Most of the Israeli Public isn’t aware of it yet, but in another two years they will awake to an economic reality different from that to which they are accustomed today. Rabbi Idit Lev explains the dangers entailed in the credit database that was recently ratified in the Knesset Economic Committee. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel, Press Releases

Amendments to Public Housing Transparency Bill passed in huge win for tenants

No Comments 31 March 2016

PRESS RELEASE | MARCH 30 2016

The Amendments to the Public Housing Transparency Bill passed, the Forum for Public Housing celebrates an end of abuse and harassment of public housing tenants 

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Justice in Israel

Amendments to the public housing transparency bill passed in Knesset

No Comments 22 March 2016

On March 16th, amendments to the public housing transparency bill were passed in the Knesset. This marked an important day for human rights in general and to the residents of public housing specifically. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel

On International Women’s Day, we honor the memory of Kultum Agabariya

No Comments 08 March 2016

Today, on International Women’s Day, we honor the memory of Kultum Agabariya, a leader, activist and mother. We must not be silent about violence against women.

A Rabbis for Human Rights activist from our Socio-Economic Rights Center in Hadera, Kultum Agabariya, was murdered. Her death was not published in the media, and she did not apear in Haaretz’s recent special project on women who have been murdered. As a result, we contacted Haaretz’s staff and they’ve since added Kultum and her story. Continue Reading

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

General, Justice in Israel

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

General, Justice in Israel

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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