Search results for tag "Western Wall"

  • 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.

  • The Kotel Agreement – Multiple Perspectives
    Written by Uri Regev on 24/02/2016
    The picture that emerges now is fuller and more complex. On the side of those involved in reaching the agreement, additional perspectives have been emerging. Below, we will attempt to organize the primary views and arguments that were heard following the agreement, both pro, con, and those in-between.

  • Politicians heap insults upon non-Orthodox Jewry
    Written by on 08/02/2016
    Will Netanyahu seriously take a stand, confront these bigoted leaders and do something of substance against their venomous insults? Moreover, will Netanyahu do what it takes to truly ensure that all Jews feel at home in Israel, and that equality and pluralism extend beyond the southern Kotel plaza?

  • After Kotel compromise, dramatic changes still needed
    Written by Uri Regev on 03/02/2016
    The progress made over the Kotel should convince communal leaders that we need to further engage in the religion-state clash, and that Israelis need support in advancing the Jewish state’s own core founding principles of religious freedom and equality for all.

  • Is the Kotel Deal Merely a Fig Leaf For Rabbinic Tyranny?
    Written by Uri Regev on 02/02/2016
    The historic Kotel Agreement represents laudable progress in Israel’s stormy sea of religion, state and politics, but it is important to remember that the issue of prayer at the Kotel is only one of many in the arena of ​​religious freedom. We do not have the luxury of sitting back and relishing this.

  • Prime Minister Netanyahu promises 'audacious hospitality' to American Jewry, but how serious is he?
    Written by on 17/12/2013
    Rabbi Uri Regev questions the ability of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to deliver his promises to the delegates of the 2013 URJ Biennial Convention in San Diego.

  • Women of the Wall's historic decision will reshape the future of the Western Wall
    Written by on 08/10/2013
    The decision to move Women of the Wall's prayer space from the women's area of the Western Wall to an egalitarian area will end this conflict and allow the Israeli government to approach the religion and state crisis in a more thorough manner.

  • Guide dogs at the Kotel: The latest battle for freedom of religion at the Western Wall
    Written by on 15/09/2013
    Despite the ban on guide dogs at the Western Wall, Rabbi Uri Regev's call for support and tolerance for the handicapped is joined by Knesset Member Karin Elharar and Orthodox Rabbi Benny Lau

  • The Mendelblit-Bennett plan for Western Wall perpetuates gender and religious discrimination
    Written by on 01/09/2013
    Hiddush CEO Rabbi Uri Regev swiftly responded to the Ministry of Religious Services' newly-installed prayer platform under the Western Wall plaza as a danger to Israel's own interests.

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