Search results for tag " Moshe Gafni"

  • The Vile Bond of Religion & Politics
    Written by Uri Regev on 02/08/2018
    In a secret recording that was broadcast on Israeli television, MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni explains to the leadership of his party why they voted for the Nation-State Law and what his real opinion of the law is.

  • Yair Lapid's forceful speech against legislating religious coercion
    Written by Uri Regev on 30/11/2017
    The forceful speech made by Yair Lapid at the Knesset yesterday during a debate on a bill proposed by MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni, Chair of the Knesset Finance Committee, regarding Shabbat.

  • MK Gafni's hatred of Reform Jews trumps matters of life and death
    Written by on 15/06/2017
    MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni's remarks about leaning politically to the left at this year's Haaretz's "Peace Conference" were subsequently covered widely in the media, and even caused some internal furor within UTJ.

  • "The Calamity of Independence"
    Written by on 05/05/2017
    The quotes and caricature presented on this page are just samples of feature articles and editorials published in the mainstream ultra-Orthodox media this week.

  • Growing frictions between religion and state in Israel
    Written by on 06/04/2017
    Israel's Supreme Court has handed down two decisions that demonstrate the critical importance of an independent civil judiciary, but the Government Coalition continues to capitulate to the ultra-Orthodox political parties.

  • Supreme Court nominations threaten religious freedom
    Written by Uri Regev on 27/02/2017
    Last week, months of nomination deliberations for four positions that will soon become vacant on Israel's Supreme Court came to an end. Israel's Minister of Justice, Ayelet Shaked, the token secular representative of the Zionist Orthodox Jewish Home party, chaired the nominations committee.

  • How low can Israeli politicians stoop?
    Written by Uri Regev on 17/11/2016
    Regardless of one's political view point, it seems that many Americans are still trying to recover from the language that characterized much of the Presidential election campaign and manifested itself in some post election outbursts, including racial and anti-Semitic public displays.

  • Israeli religious leaders' theological responses to the US elections
    Written by on 15/11/2016
    Some days out after the US elections, we can now take a look and share with you an angle that has not been covered by the US media, including the Jewish media. Namely, the Israeli religious "angle," both prior to and immediately after the elections. Needless to say, Hiddush, which focuses solely on issues of religion and state in Israel, is not taking a stand on the merits of the campaigns, the desirability of the candidates, the election results, nor the plethora of political post-election reactions in Israel, mostly from settlers and right-wing political party leaders.

  • Ritual Bath Law passes, Jewish Agency plays Haredi parties' game
    Written by Uri Regev on 28/07/2016
    The discriminatory Ritual Bath bill proposed by MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni and his colleagues, which will ban the non-Orthodox movements from using Israel's publicly funded mikva'ot for conversion ceremonies was formally passed into law on Monday night, July 25.

  • 62% support right of non-Orthodox converts to use mikva'ot
    Written by on 28/06/2016
    86% of Israel's secular Jewish population support this right, but 91% of the ultra-Orthodox population is opposed. Hiddush VP Shahar Ilan: "This Knesset vote was nothing less than spitting in the face of world Jewry. The best way to predict the Government Coalition's course of action on matters of religion and state is to poll the Israeli public and assume that the Coalition will do exactly the opposite."

  • 62% support right of non-Orthodox converts to use mikva'ot
    Written by on 28/06/2016
    86% of Israel's secular Jewish population support this right, but 91% of the ultra-Orthodox population is opposed. Hiddush VP Shahar Ilan: "This Knesset vote was nothing less than spitting in the face of world Jewry. The best way to predict the Government Coalition's course of action on matters of religion and state is to poll the Israeli public and assume that the Coalition will do exactly the opposite."

  • Israel's ritual bath controversy
    Written by Uri Regev on 16/06/2016
    Unsurprisingly, though extremely disappointingly, MK Gafni's partners in the Coalition Government have all bowed to his demands, and are supporting his legislative initiative to undo the landmark Supreme Court ruling on mikva'ot.

  • Landmark ruling to allow non-Orthodox converts access to all mikva’ot
    Written by Uri Regev on 23/02/2016
    A new front, far more vicious and perilous, has emerged. The Chief Rabbinate and ultra-Orthodox politicians are gearing up to prevent the implementation of this ruling to further undermine the Supreme Court and demonize the non-Orthodox movements.

  • Politicians heap insults upon non-Orthodox Jewry
    Written by on 08/02/2016
    Will Netanyahu seriously take a stand, confront these bigoted leaders and do something of substance against their venomous insults? Moreover, will Netanyahu do what it takes to truly ensure that all Jews feel at home in Israel, and that equality and pluralism extend beyond the southern Kotel plaza?

  • Draft Committee Approves Fewer Hours Limud for Avreichim
    Written by on 09/10/2013
    "Hiddush pointed out “we now see the true face” of the chareidim and their representatives, who cried to avoid drafting avreichim because they are immersed in daily limud. "

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