Search results for tag " discrimination"

  • The State Comptroller's 2017 report: a searing indictment
    Written by on 17/05/2017
    Israel’s 39-chapter annual state Comptroller report, published on Tuesday, May 16, was nothing less than a blistering indictment of the unholy alliance of religion & state in Israel, providing multiple examples of criminality, corruption, and discrimination conducted by government officials in the arena of religion & state.

  • Pew's 2017 Global Restrictions on Religion Report
    Written by Uri Regev on 21/04/2017
    According to the Pew Research Center's recent report, Israel is among the 11 worst countries in the world for the 'Social Hostilities Index', categorized along with Syria, Nigeria, and Afghanistan as 'Very High'.

  • Israel's exclusion of women and lack of civil burial alternative
    Written by on 21/04/2017
    This week Hiddush initiated stern communications to the authorities over two critical issues: 1) the gross breach of responsibility of the Ministry of Religious Services to provide an option for alternative civil burial, and 2) the exclusion of women from a medical conference about women’s health.

  • 80% of Israel's religious councils have only one woman
    Written by on 07/03/2017
    Only 70 women currently serve nationwide (on 58 of Israel's religious councils). They represent 17% of the total 407 religious council members throughout Israel.

  • 80% of Israel's religious councils have only one woman
    Written by on 07/03/2017
    Only 70 women currently serve nationwide (on 58 of Israel's religious councils). They represent 17% of the total 407 religious council members throughout Israel.

  • A shocking Rabbinic Court ruling regarding a battered wife
    Written by Uri Regev on 10/02/2017
    Hiddush has repeatedly challenged the continued monopoly of the Chief Rabbinate and rabbinic courts over matters of personal status of all Jews in Israel. Last week, we saw one of the most shocking and deplorable examples of why this authority should urgently be withdrawn.

  • Leading Ashkenazi Rabbi rules: Women should not be allowed to drive
    Written by Uri Regev on 26/01/2017
    Often we are reminded of the outlook at the core of the ultra-Orthodox political parties' actions. While they may appear to share our respect for a democratic society oriented toward civil liberties, the truth is that their motivations are anything but.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 69% of Jewish Israelis support women's candle lighting ceremonies at Kotel
    Written by on 27/12/2016
    69% of Jewish Israelis favor allowing women to light Chanukah candles at the Western Wall. This principled position also enjoys a high level of support among voters for the non-Haredi Coalition parties.

  • 69% of Jewish Israelis support women's candle lighting ceremonies at Kotel
    Written by on 27/12/2016
    69% of Jewish Israelis favor allowing women to light Chanukah candles at the Western Wall. This principled position also enjoys a high level of support among voters for the non-Haredi Coalition parties.

  • ‘Tzviut’ – not ‘tzniut’! (Hypocrisy, not modesty)
    Written by Uri Regev on 29/11/2016
    The first business conference organized by the ultra-Orthodox newspaper Hamodia, Agudat Israel’s organ, took place last week. So who was not invited? Not a single woman – neither as a speaker nor as an attendee.

  • Jerusalem’s destruction – past events and current concerns
    Written by Uri Regev on 14/08/2016
    Only the deepest soul searching and bold action this Tisha b'Av will stave off today’s threat of growing erosion from within the Jewish people and Jewish, democratic State.

  • Ultra-Orthodox newspaper portrays Reform Jews as donkeys
    Written by on 24/06/2016
    Yated Ne'eman is the newspaper of the Degel HaTorah party, which sits in PM Netanyahu's Coalition. They think of Reform Jews as donkeys, and of the Supreme Court as a dangerous political player, which equates "true" Judaism with donkeys posing as Jews.

  • Separate but equal in Israel? Why should this be considered okay?
    Written by Uri Regev on 16/06/2016
    Serious questions should arise, regarding the ongoing challenge of equal rights and access for the non-Orthodox movements Israel, which continues to follow the path of this unconstitutional principle of "separate but equal."

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