Search results for tag "Shabbat"

  • 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.

  • 71% of Jewish Israelis favor allowing railway maintenance work on Shabbat
    Written by on 26/11/2017
    The public believes in the principle of 'live and let live,' and it wants to support freedom of religion and freedom from religion in Israel.

  • 73% Israeli Jews support the use of public transportation on Shabbat
    Written by on 09/08/2017
    At a Knesset hearing, Hiddush presented a recent public opinion survey measuring the extent of support among Israeli Jews for public transportation on Shabbat. According to the findings, 73% of the Jewish public supports partial or full availability of public transportation on Shabbat.

  • Politicians who degrade the Diaspora shouldn't seek support in its communities
    Written by Uri Regev on 29/06/2017
    If you weren't on Mars this week, there is high likelihood that you are aware of the fierce storms engulfing Israel and world Jewry under the blazing summer sun. Every self-respecting Jewish organization issued a statement, and the language ranged from dismay to deplore, although most were lacking when it came to taking action.

  • Three battle fronts: The Kotel, Conversion, and Shabbat
    Written by Uri Regev on 26/06/2017
    Israel's religion and state conflict is viewed as a key component of shaping Israel's path. Recent days have provided us with a good cross section of the scope, depth, motivations, impact, and potential consequences of this ongoing saga.

  • 73% support the Israeli Supreme Court's ruling regarding Shabbat
    Written by on 04/05/2017
    73% of the Jewish public in Israel supports the High Court of Justice's ruling, which approved the Tel Aviv municipal ordinance concerning the operation of business on Shabbat. This includes 97% of secular Israeli Jews, 72% of Tel Aviv residents, and most of the voters for the civil Government Coalition parties.

  • 73% support the Israeli Supreme Court's ruling regarding Shabbat
    Written by on 04/05/2017
    73% of the Jewish public in Israel supports the High Court of Justice's ruling, which approved the Tel Aviv municipal ordinance concerning the operation of business on Shabbat. This includes 97% of secular Israeli Jews, 72% of Tel Aviv residents, and most of the voters for the civil Government Coalition parties.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Support for public transporation on Shabbat at highest level ever
    Written by on 01/05/2015
    What gives Israel its Jewish character? Is it liberty, justice and peace, as taught by the Hebrew Prophets, or is it the lack of public transportation on Shabbat, which greatly restricts the weakest sectors of Israeli society?

  • Support for public transporation on Shabbat at highest level ever
    Written by on 01/05/2015
    What gives Israel its Jewish character? Is it liberty, justice and peace, as taught by the Hebrew Prophets, or is it the lack of public transportation on Shabbat, which greatly restricts the weakest sectors of Israeli society?

  • Op-ed: The Shabbat Ordinance
    Written by Uri Regev on 18/07/2014
    In his latest op-ed, Rabbi Uri Regev suggests that wile addressing the Shabbat prohibitions and limitations – let’s not forget the need to invest in alternative, contemporary ways to enhance the positive spirit of Shabbat.

  • Interior Minister Gideon Saar jeopardizes accessibility to Tel Aviv convenience stores on Shabbat
    Written by on 02/07/2014
    Interior Minister nixes amendment that would allow small markets and convenience stores to operate on Shabbat in Tel Aviv. Hiddush CEO Rabbi Uri Regev wonders if this is a move for ultra-Orthodox political support.

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