Rabbis for Human Rights provides crucial supplies to Palestinian neighbors in the Negev and West Bank
ALLMEP member, Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) has a membership of over one hundred and twenty rabbis and rabbinical students dedicated to the voice of Jewish tradition in the field of human rights. Though the group has long been known for dispatching rabbis to protect Palestinians from settler violence during their Annual Olive Harvest, RHR has been increasing its activities aimed at helping their Arab neighbors. One such project is the delivery of food boxes to vulnerable families, which Rabbis for Human Rights is doing in partnership with fellow mutual aid organization Culture of Solidarity.
“The members of the unrecognized villages are always close to hunger,” said Yaela Raanan, who helped direct the distribution of food boxes in the Negev. “And so with this war which makes leaving the house more scary both because of the rockets and because of the increased racism, there’s less people who go to work, many of the jobs have been just closed down.”
Rabbis for Human Rights also delivered food boxes to Bethlehem. Even though all the roads into Jerusalem were closed off, Anton and other members of the organization climbed over a barrier to bring the boxes into the town manually.
They are currently fundraising for their end of year campaign and to bring additional food boxes to vulnerable families. 180 Shekels ensures that one food package will reach a family in need. With your support RHR and Culture of Solidarity aim to deliver food boxes to more survivors and evacuees from the October 7 massacre facing poverty, Bedouin communities in the Negev, Palestinians displaced due to settler violence, asylum seekers, and migrant workers. They explain, “The Torah teaches us that social solidarity is measured by caring for the most vulnerable and excluded.” Find more information on their fundraising efforts and how you can support their work below.
RHR and Culture of Solidarity are currently seeking donations to bring more food boxes to vulnerable families. Click here to support this work: https://causematch.com/solidarity
Rabbis for Human Rights is also seeking donations as part of their annual end-of-year fundraising. Click here to support their fundraising. https://causematch.com/solidarity