Search results for tag "Shabbat"

  • New polling reaffirms Hiddush finding.
    Written by on 08/02/2018
    The January 2018 issue of the monthly Peace Index, published jointly by Tel Aviv University and the Israel Democracy Institute, touches upon key confrontation points along the spectrum of religion-state issues on the public's and political class's minds at this time.

  • The Knesset's pending vote on the Convenience Store Bill
    Written by on 02/01/2018
    Hiddush sent all members of the Knesset the following report in advance of the Knesset vote on operating convenience stores on Shabbat in Israel. What does the public think of the Government's acquiescence to the ultra-Orthodox parties' demands to use legislative and policy channels in order to pass a law against operating local businesses on Shabbat?

  • 72% of the Israeli public supports permitting work on Shabbat
    Written by on 25/12/2017
    72% of the public opposes the dictates of the ultra-Orthodox parties and supports permitting work on 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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