Human Rights Shabbat

Saturday, December 7

Mosaic will be marking Human Rights Shabbat with various activities on the 7th and 8th of December. Watch this space for more details.

Human Rights Shabbat is held every year on the anniversary of the ratification of the universal declaration of human rights and is a time for Jewish communities around the country to consider the interconnection of Judaism and Human Rights.

This year Human Rights Shabbat is around a particularly pertinent theme of tackling hate crime.  Hate crime is rising across our society, including anti-Semitic incidents which are at an all-time high. Providing human rights framing to this issue will be widely welcomed in Jewish communities.

Human Rights Shabbat is co-ordinated by the charity René Cassin – the Jewish voice for Human Rights. It is named in honour of M. René Cassin who was a French-Jewish jurist, law professor and judge. He co-drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1968.

You can find out more about the charity here: