Search results for tag " Supreme Court"

  • Supreme Court: Tel Aviv mini-markets may operate on Shabbat
    Written by on 20/04/2017
    Israel's High Court of Justice ruled on Wednesday in favor of Tel Aviv’s battle to expand facilities open to the secular public on Shabbat, saying that the municipality can permit mini-markets to operate on the Jewish day of rest.

  • 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.

  • A Haredi Supreme Court Judge - What does that really mean?
    Written by Uri Regev on 07/03/2017
    There is therefore need for further thinking as to the prerequisites for serving in the state’s judicial institutions in general, and the Supreme Court in particular.

  • 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.

  • Politicians and Shabbat – this is not the way!
    Written by Uri Regev on 30/01/2017
    Shabbat appears in the Ten Commandments twice; once anchored in Divine Creation and once in the context of social justice, concern for society’s weak.

  • 78% support permitting Tel Aviv shops to operate on Shabbat
    Written by on 19/01/2017
    78% of Jewish Israeli support permitting convenience stores to remain open on Shabbat in Tel Aviv, including 67% of voters for the Zionist Orthodox Jewish Home party.

  • Landmark Supreme Court cases emblematic of Israel's religion-state divide
    Written by Uri Regev on 12/01/2017
    This week has been very busy on the legal front of religious freedom & equality in Israel. In many ways, it has been symptomatic of the intensity and diversity of the many issues confronting Israel along the religion-state divide.

  • 62% of Israelis support women's Torah reading at Western Wall
    Written by on 11/01/2017
    Following the Supreme Court’s issuance of a Show Cause Order to the Government regarding the prohibition against women’s Torah readings at the Western Wall: Among secular Israelis 86% expressed their support, as did 61% of the traditional Jewish community.

  • Supreme Court rules on illegal writs of refusal from rabbinical court
    Written by on 19/07/2016
    The Supreme Court required the Attorney General's office to decide soon whether or not to file charges against the judges of the private, ultra-Orthodox rabbinical court who issued an excommunication notice to a Haredi resident Elad who are also suspected of blackmail, threatening private citizens, and obstruction of justice.

  • 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 conversions ruling is a victory for religious freedom in Israel
    Written by Uri Regev on 10/04/2016
    The Israeli Supreme Court’s recent landmark ruling on conversion represents another blow to the Israeli Chief Rabbinate’s monopoly on religious affairs; it strengthens a pluralistic approach to Judaism; and it upholds the principles of religious freedom and the rule of law.

  • 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.

  • Israel's theocratic elements becoming more violent and vocal
    Written by Uri Regev on 04/11/2015
    The formula "Jewish and democratic" remains not only unsettled, but actually serves as a mine field. Frequent explosions occur, for religious extremists feeling constrained do not hesitate to threaten the institutions of the State to have their demands met.

  • Supreme Court hears Hiddush petition against coercive rabbinical court
    Written by on 26/07/2015
    Justice Mazuz: “The ‘Writs of Refusal’ are intended to deny a person his rights as a man and a citizen by blocking his/her way to State institutions (i.e. - the courts) that can render him remedy in realizing his rights.”

  • Battle for Democracy at Supreme Court
    Written by on 17/11/2014
    Hiddush fighting for democracy in Israel at the Supreme Court, Hiddush analyzing religion-state preferences of the Israeli electorate, and Hiddush discovering that the Ministry of Education has delayed implementing the core curriculum in ultra-Orthodox schools


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