Hayye Sara: Human Rights and the right to own property and not be arbitrarily deprived of property

Hayye Sara: Human Rights and the right to own property and not be arbitrarily deprived of property

Hayye Sara (Chayei Sarah, Chaye Sarah, or Hayye Sarah (חַיֵּי שָׂרָה — Hebrew for “life of Sarah,” the first words in the parshah) (Genesis 23:1–25:18) has many Human Rights messages for our day and age.

Hayye Sara has provided many ideas for the Rabbis of Rabbis for Human Rights to discuss the meaning of the narratives of the purchase of a burial place for Sarah in Hebron, the search and selection of a wife for Isaac, the story of Rebekah by the well, Rebekah’s mother’s household and the meeting of Isaac and Rebekah, Abraham’s marriage to Keturah, the birth of Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah, the death and burial of Abraham in the cave of Machpelah in Hebron with Sarah, Isaac settling near Beer-lahai-roi and Ishmael’s progeny dwelling in lands all the way from Havilah, near Egypt, to Asshur.


Hayye Sara: Needs common to all humanity

RHR considers issuing a public statement against an expression of the Finance Minister

The Minister of Finance time after time says not to mix politics and economics and I would like to ask him how can he separate it. The minister himself is a politician and his acts are according to his political views.
Economics is not an exact science and the finance system is according to the political [...]

RHR submits pre petition on the subject of the Nawagaa, Halis and Daajne families

Pre petition on the subject of the Nawagaa family was submitted. As opposed to the Supreme Court ruling that said that the security forces have to let the Palestinians into their land for agricultural work, without coordination unless there is danger to Israelis, the army would not let the Nawajaa family into their land and [...]

Vayyera: Acts of Justice and Human Rights bring peace

And God said ,
“Should I hide from Avraham what I am about to do (in Sedom)?” as Avraham will be a great and powerful nation and all the peoples of the earth will be blessed through him. I have known him so that he will instruct his children and his household that they will follow [...]