This Passover, as we thank God for our liberation in times of old, and for modern redemption, let us reflect on the moral responsibility that redemption brings
Rabbi Arik Ascherman
Rabbi Arik Ascherman led Rabbis For Human Rights for 21 years, and this past September was a co-founder of an interfaith human rights organization, "Haqel-Jews and Arabs in Defense of Human Rights.
We need 100 percent understanding for those who think differently from us, but that doesn't make violence acceptable. Here are some concrete actions we can take.
In the moment my attacker nearly became my murderer, did he wonder why he was on a hilltop in the Occupied Territories, driven to violence because the Israeli army was protecting Palestinian farmers?
When and if Israel itself investigates its own behavior during the Gaza war, it shouldn't seek vindication based only on the dry letter of international law. Not everything that is legal is right.
The government's bill to transfer 40,000 Bedouin citizens of Israel from their land, to be debated in a Knesset committee this week, will harm Bedouin women even more than men.