Avi Dabush, Executive Director of Rabbis for Human Rights, spoke at the British Friends of Rabbis for Human Rights AGM last December. This speech, discussing peacefully bringing together the different cultures and peoples of Israel, is reproduced here with his kind permission.
Avi also wrote a reflective piece on Human Rights, on the occasion of Tu B’Shvat this year, before RHR went out to plant olive trees in the West Bank where they had previously been burnt and uprooted. Read In the Shadow of an Uprooted Olive Treehere. Continue reading →
As the secular year draws to a close, Rabbis for Human Rights invites you to confront difficult challanges and light a candle for human rights. Over the week of Hannukah, their newsletter will be highlighting eight different ways you can make an impact on human rights.
Our ancestors coined the term shemen terumah, ‘the oil of donation’. In ancient times this referred to the oil harvest from which a tithe had been collected for the good of the community. Today, RHR want to suggest an additional understanding. As their activites are making a stronger impact on Israeli society they ask you to consider offering your shemen terumah to intensify the light of their actions.