Search results for tag "Supreme Court"

  • The Bitter Taste of Victory - by Rabbi Pamela Frydman
    Written by on 07/09/2017
    On August 31st, the Israeli Supreme Court took up a matter brought by Hiddush, Women of the Wall and the Reform and Conservative Movements. The issue at hand is whether to require the government to adhere to, and implement, the Kotel agreement.

  • ‘Game Of Chicken’ On Kotel Deal
    Written by on 07/09/2017
    Despite high court’s deadline, few expect egalitarian prayer pact to be implemented anytime soon.

  • Justice Baron: Discriminatory laws should not be preserved indefinitely
    Written by on 01/09/2017
    The High Court of Justice announced its ruling rejecting a petition submitted by same-sex couples to order the state to allow them and couples like them to marry in Israel. This came is no great surprise.

  • 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.

  • Conversion bill to reject all conversions outside of Israel's Rabbinate
    Written by Uri Regev on 18/05/2017
    A measure submitted earlier this month by the Interior Ministry led by Rabbi Aryeh Deri, head of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, is a blatant effort to circumvent a March 2016 Supreme Court ruling that allowed those undergoing private Orthodox conversions in Israel to become citizens under the Law of Return.

  • 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.

  • Growing frictions between religion and state in Israel
    Written by on 06/04/2017
    Israel's Supreme Court has handed down two decisions that demonstrate the critical importance of an independent civil judiciary, but the Government Coalition continues to capitulate to the ultra-Orthodox political parties.

  • A Haredi Supreme Court Judge - What does that really mean?
    Written by Uri Regev on 07/03/2017
    There is therefore need for further thinking as to the prerequisites for serving in the state’s judicial institutions in general, and the Supreme Court in particular.

  • Supreme Court nominations threaten religious freedom
    Written by Uri Regev on 27/02/2017
    Last week, months of nomination deliberations for four positions that will soon become vacant on Israel's Supreme Court came to an end. Israel's Minister of Justice, Ayelet Shaked, the token secular representative of the Zionist Orthodox Jewish Home party, chaired the nominations committee.

  • 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.

  • Landmark Supreme Court cases emblematic of Israel's religion-state divide
    Written by Uri Regev on 12/01/2017
    This week has been very busy on the legal front of religious freedom & equality in Israel. In many ways, it has been symptomatic of the intensity and diversity of the many issues confronting Israel along the religion-state divide.

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