Search results for tag " women"

  • Female soldiers excluded from Israel's honor guards
    Written by on 09/04/2018
    Hiddush appealed to Defense Minister Lieberman, Chief of Staff Eizenkot and Chair of the Ministerial Committee for Ceremonies and Symbols - Culture Minister Regev, demanding that female soldiers be fully included in official state ceremonies, including the ceremonies for Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) and Yom HaZikaron (Israeli Memorial Day).

  • Hiddush Survey for International Women's Day
    Written by on 07/03/2018
    72% of the Israeli public believes that all political parties running for seats in the Knesset, including the ultra-Orthodox parties, should be required to include female candidates on their party candidates lists and allow women to become party members. 88% favor integrating women into the IDF [69% support the inclusion of women in every possible role, including in combat, and another 19% support their integration into all non-combat roles]. 12% oppose enlisting women into the army at all.

  • Thanks to Hiddush - a serious loophole closed
    Written by on 13/02/2018
    Just this week, on Tuesday, following Hiddush's petition, the Knesset approved regulations that would, for the first time, put a halt to the mass phenomenon of false claims of religiosity aimed at receiving exemptions from military service. Thousands of young women are exempted from IDF service every year on the basis of false affidavits claiming that their religious lifestyles prevent them from serving in the army, even though they lead secular lives.

  • Haredi city council lays down law on modesty, gender separation
    Written by on 06/02/2018
    An ultra-Orthodox municipality sent out a modesty rule book that prohibits men and women from traveling together or sitting near one another at work, rules out informal greetings such as “hello” and “goodbye,” and bans joking together or discussing issues not directly related to work.

  • Rabbis are undermining the foundations of the State
    Written by on 01/02/2018
    Yesterday, Defense Minister Liberman reacted to recent public pronouncements of leading Israeli rabbis from the "Zionist ultra-Orthodox" camp that were aimed against women's military service.

  • Thousands continue to receive IDF exemptions for false religious claims
    Written by on 21/12/2017
    Six years after the enactment of the law to establish an administrative process for revoking thousands of women's falsely obtained exemptions for having religious beliefs that conflict with IDF service, the process of approving the regulations to prevent such women from dodging the draft has not occurred, despite the continued phony claims of religious values.

  • Religion & gender discrimination in Israel
    Written by on 27/11/2017
    An important reaffirmation of Hiddush's assertion that addressing the challenge of religious freedom & equality requires a more comprehensive, systemic, proactive, and bold overhauling was published this month by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in its sixth periodic report on Israel.

  • High Court: Women may manage rabbinical courts
    Written by on 16/08/2017
    The High Court justices ruled that a woman could be appointed head of the Rabbinical Courts.

  • 75% Israelis support coed service in the IDF
    Written by on 30/05/2017
    According to a Hiddush survey, the overwhelming majority of the Israeli Jewish public supports coed military service, including most of the voters for the Government Coalition parties.

  • 75% Israelis support coed service in the IDF
    Written by on 30/05/2017
    According to a Hiddush survey, the overwhelming majority of the Israeli Jewish public supports coed military service, including most of the voters for the Government Coalition parties.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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