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Category Archives: Human Rights

New ethics for the world: vision from Israel


Mirror Haviva Pedaya is a professor at Ben-Gurion University in the Negev where she heads the Elyachar Center for Sephardic Studies. Her interview with the Jerusalem Report of June 8, 2020 is interesting because she sheds light on the corona crisis from her knowledge as a scientist. It plays an important role in Israel today....
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The courage of the daughters of Tslofchad


Exalted position This compelling and, above all, compelling event surrounding the daughters of Tslofchad in Numbers 27: 1-11, has gone down in history as the action of five women who have had the courage to approach the leadership of Israel at the time because of a tacit legacy. The Torah was supplemented by their action,...
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Another dangerous infection with world wide impact


Global trade and human rights violations Global open trade, which has brought us much prosperity and which would not be a moral reason why it would be wrong, does go wrong when there are treaties that are unjust. The treaties concluded with this international trade then determine how the lines of trade will go. People...
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Acid Crime


Our role Women are talented in many ways. In order to carry out His work on earth with Him G-d equipped us with specials talents. The opponent has known this for a long time and so he tries everything to humiliate women and to break down their strength. Whether he will be successful is up...
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Selma Engel survivor of Sobibor: never forget her story!


Born Saartje Wijnberg in 1922, Selma (she changed her name in 1957 when she moved to the United States) grew up with her three brothers in the Dutch town of Zwolle, where her parents Samuel and Alida had built up and owned a successful kosher hotel. Selma later recalled her childhood as idyllic: her family...
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Israel and serious concern because of worldwide persecution


by Elze Erwteman In the Jerusalem Post of 11 Jan. 2018 we read an article about the persecution of Christians. The article is by Benjamin Glatt and is based on the data from Open Doors. De Post writes that about 215 million Christians are being persecuted for their faith. That means 1 in 12 Christians...
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Torah and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: is there a connection?


 by Elze Erwteman   After Israel was voted in the United Nations to have her own State in May 1948 it is an interesting fact, that at 10th of December that same year the United Nations accepted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We believe this is not by accident, but it is in essence a...
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Southern Sudan, human rights?


Southern Sudan, human rights? by Martha Voet In the past I have worked as a nurse. I started my nursing training more than 35 years ago. After my training I went for some years to Africa, to the South of Sudan. I worked in a clinic with very few medical means and no doctor, but I...
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Suffering Nigeria


Suffering Nigeria by Martha Voet, Registered Nurse Most of humankind is struggling for life and trying to survive. One third of the world is rich by comparison. Sometimes we are disappointed during our holidays, because it has been raining all the time and the hotel or the food was not nice. On the other hand dependence...
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Cultural Zionism against anti-Semitism


Cultural Zionism against anti-Semitism by Elze Erwteman The Simon Wiesenthal center recently offered ex-president Obama a copy of a letter signed by Adolf Hitler in 1919 and known as “The Hitler Letter”. In this he stated his hatred of the Jews and his plans for the total “removal of the Jews” from the face of...
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