Search results for tag " gender discrimination"

  • 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.

  • 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 Last week, we saw one of the most shocking and deplorable examples of why this authority should urgently be withdrawn.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.

  • 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.

  • 1 woman per religious council, but, God forbid, not more
    Written by on 06/05/2016
    49 women currently serve on Israel's Religious Councils, but only six Councils have more than one female representative.

  • Hiddush Original: Don’t Push me to the Back of the Bus!
    Written by on 25/12/2012
    Marking International Human Rights Day on December 10th, Hiddush released a short film in protest, featuring Israeli Artists celebrities called “Don’t push me to the back of the bus!”

  • Move on Back!
    Written by on 10/12/2012
    It has been a year since the uproar surrounding gender segregation and discrimination against women in Israel, yet the ugly phenomenon continues and grows, supposedly in the name of Judaism.

  • Arresting WOW Leaders isn't the Answer
    Written by on 24/10/2012
    On October 16th, Anat Hoffman of "Women of the Wall" was arrested as she led a monthly Rosh Hodesh prayer service at the Western Wall. On November 15th, six WOW leaders were detained. It's time to face the bigger picture.

  • Did The Global Jewish Forum on Haredim Face the Facts?
    Written by on 27/04/2012
    The Jewish Agency and Makom opened the conversation on the impact of ultra-Orthodoxy on Israel and on the Jewish People as a whole, but did they give their participants a full picture?

  • Are you with the 82%?
    Written by on 22/03/2012
    Hiddush combats the Tal Law extension, fights discrimination in army service, and continues to work for the rights of women.

  • Working for Women
    Written by on 06/02/2012
    Hiddush newsletter on the recent discrimination against women in the largest context of religious freedoms in Israel

  • US State Department warns tourists against “immodest dress”
    Written by on 06/02/2012
    Updated travel guidelines from the US State Department reflect growing concern about violence against women for their dress.


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