Tag archive for "socio-economic issues"

Justice in Israel

A look at the work of the Hadera Social Rights Center

No Comments 09 January 2018

Every year, hundreds of Jewish Israelis, Russian and Ethiopian immigrants, and Arab residents of towns neighboring Hadera and Wadi Ara turn to Rabbis for Human Rights’ Hadera Rights Center in order to ensure they receive their socioeconomic rights and entitlements.

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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

Justice in Israel

October 28: social justice lawyer Becky Cohen-Keshet in New York City

No Comments 15 October 2017

Friends in the New York City area – do not miss a chance to learn from and talk with Rabbis for Human Rights’ social justice lawyer Becky Cohen-Keshet! Ms. Cohen-Keshet will be speaking with Congregation Shaare Tzedek on October 28th (Saturday) at 12:45pm at the Franciscan Community Center (214 West 97th Street). The topic of her talk will be Making a Land of Blessings: Social Justice in Israel. For more information and to register, go here. All are welcome!

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Justice in Israel

MobilEye Deal: No allocation of wealth to where it is most needed

No Comments 14 March 2017

It was recently announced that United States technology giant Intel will buy the Israeli driverless-technology company Mobileye for $15.3 billion, marking the largest acquisition ever of an Israeli high-tech company. The purchase will result in a massive gain of capital, possibly more than one billion, for the Israeli government via taxes. For years, the Israeli government has taken the stance that crucial initiatives for Israelis living in poverty are neglected due to a lack of finances. It is therefore disheartening to see that even in this instance, where a massive unexpected financial opportunity has arisen from this deal, the benefits will not be felt by those living in poverty. Once again, we see Israel’s poor and vulnerable neglected, despite a real chance to truly invest in their – and thus all of society’s – well being. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel

Important recent successes by the Forum for Public Housing

2 Comments 13 March 2017

Over the last year, the Forum for Public Housing, a coalition of organizations of which Rabbis for Human Rights is actively involved, made a number of important successes. 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, Occupied Territories

Unbelievable! Driver’s Licenses of those who drive for a living revoked due to debts

1 Comment 29 December 2016

According to estimates, hundreds of driver’s licenses are frozen each year by the Bailiff’s Office. For many Israelis, this immediately results in their inability to earn money and pay off the debt they owe.

In a story published in Haaretz on this issue, journalist Lee Yaron interviewed Rabbis for Human Rights’ staff Rabbi Idit Lev and Rabbi Sigal Asher in response to information we acquired at our Rights Center in Hadera, where we provide assistance to economically vulnerable Israelis.

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November 2016 London Discussions with Rabbi Idit Lev

1 Comment 23 November 2016

Friends in London – do not miss this opportunity to learn about human rights, Judaism, and the struggle for economic justice in Israelwith Rabbi Idit Lev of Rabbis for Human Rights!

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