Search results for tag "Western Wall"

  • 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.

  • This week: just the latest in religious discrimination
    Written by Uri Regev on 07/09/2017
    Next week, Hiddush's annual Israel Religion & State Index will be published, and it will become clear just how much the gap between the public's will and the policies of Israel's elected official's has increased.

  • ‘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.

  • 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.

  • US Reform leadership meets with PM Netanyahu
    Written by on 15/03/2017
    The Prime Minister must either stop the incitement against non-Orthodox Judaism from within his own government or sever his political alliance with those who wage war against world Jewry and block Netanyhu's own public commitment to ensure that all Jews feel at home in Israel.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The growing challenge to religious freedom and equality
    Written by Uri Regev on 19/12/2016
    The ultra-Orthodox parties, joined by a number of key members of other Coalition parties, to put an end to the prospects of greater opportunities for Women's and egalitarian worship practices at the Western Wall plaza.

  • Bill would anchor Orthodox practice in law at the Western Wall
    Written by on 15/12/2016
    Lawmakers from Shas and United Torah Judaism, as well as Likud’s Oren Hazan, David Amsalem and Miki Zohar and Jewish Home’s Betzalel Smotrich, Moti Yogev, and Nissan Slomianksy, have endorsed the proposed legislation, officially lodged on Sunday, that would anchor Orthodox practice in law throughout the entire Western Wall vicinity.

  • Shas Party proposes a bill to outlaw mixed prayer at Western Wall
    Written by on 01/12/2016
    The Shas party declared on Monday that it would propose a bill that would make it illegal to hold pluralistic prayer services at the Western Wall plaza.

  • Separate but equal in Israel? Why should this be considered okay?
    Written by Uri Regev on 16/06/2016
    Serious questions should arise, regarding the ongoing challenge of equal rights and access for the non-Orthodox movements Israel, which continues to follow the path of this unconstitutional principle of "separate but equal."

  • Updates: the Kotel agreement & Supreme Court mikva'ot ruling
    Written by Uri Regev on 21/03/2016
    In the last week, there have been a number of developments in the ultra-Orthodox political and rabbinical leadership's battle against the implementation of the Kotel agreement, as well as their battle against the Supreme Court's ruling to make Israel's public mikva'ot available for non-Orthodox conversion ceremonies.

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