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"Happy are those who act justly, who do right at all times.” (Psalm 106.3)

Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR), founded in 1988, IS dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Comprising rabbis and rabbinical students from diverse Jewish traditions—including Reform, Orthodox, Conservative, and Reconstructionist—RHR is driven by the profound Jewish values of justice, dignity, and equality.  


Our mission is to uphold the fundamental human rights of all people, inspired by the ethical teachings of Judaism. We believe that every individual is created in the image of God and deserves to live with dignity and respect. This belief guides our advocacy, education, and direct action efforts.

RHR's activities are comprehensive and impactful:

  1. Protective Presence: We provide a protective presence in areas of conflict, particularly during the olive harvest season. By accompanying Palestinian farmers, we help to prevent violence and harassment, ensuring they can safely access and work their lands.

  2. Humanitarian Aid: RHR is committed to delivering humanitarian aid to communities in need. This includes distributing food and other essential supplies to those affected by settler violence and living under occupation. 

  3. Social Justice Initiatives: We advocate for the rights of asylum seekers, migrant workers, and other marginalized populations in Israel. Our work in the Knesset involves lobbying for fair and just policies, ensuring that all residents of Israel receive equal treatment and opportunities.

  4. Interfaith and Intergroup Dialogue: We promote dialogue and cooperation among different religious and ethnic groups. By fostering mutual understanding and respect, we aim to build a more inclusive and peaceful society.

  5. Educational Programs: We are committed to educating the public about human rights through a Jewish ethical lens. Our programs include lectures, workshops, and seminars in schools, synagogues, and communities, fostering a culture of awareness and action.

  6. Rabbis’ Network: RHR maintains a strong network of rabbis across Israel and around the world. This network collaborates on various initiatives, sharing resources and strategies to amplify our collective impact on human rights issues.


Join us in our mission to create a just and compassionate society where the human rights of every individual are respected and protected. 

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