Hiddush News, April-June 2017

Hiddush News, April-June 2017

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73% of Jewish Israelis agree with Shabbat ruling – poll

Seventy-three percent of the Jewish public in Israel supports the High Court of Justice’s ruling allowing certain Tel Aviv businesses to stay open on Shabbat, according to a poll released by religious freedom advocacy NGO Hiddush.

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73% of Jewish Israelis agree with Shabbat ruling – poll

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A US government body on religious freedom is accused of going easy on Israel

Chairman of Commission on Religious Freedom suggests the body declined to address Israel to maintain bipartisan solidarity

A US government body on religious freedom is accused of going easy on Israel

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Fed up with Shabbat laws, secular Israelis fund bus service to the beach

These secular Israelis are done playing by the rules on Shabbat. They’re going to the beach.

Fed up with Shabbat laws, secular Israelis fund bus service to the beach

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Congress-mandated panel accused of whitewashing Israeli discrimination against Christians

A panel of experts created by Congress to defend religious freedom is being accused of whitewashing Israeli discrimination against Christians and other religious minorities.

Congress-mandated panel accused of whitewashing Israeli discrimination against Christians

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Explained: Why Secular Israelis Are Burning Mad Over Religious Coercion

A last-minute switch of the school schedule for an odd religious holiday is the latest spat to worry Israelis about their country's democracy

Explained: Why Secular Israelis Are Burning Mad Over Religious Coercion

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Orthodox politicians to fight Shabbat business ruling

Despite the politicians’ opposition, a prominent chief rabbi argues that religious authorities who want to promote the sanctity of religious law must inspire people to follow it, not force them.

Orthodox politicians to fight Shabbat business ruling

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Reform and Conservative Judaism left out of new Israeli pluralism index

Survey of 1,300 Jewish and Arab Israelis is a window into seeds of coexistence, and lingering prejudice

Reform and Conservative Judaism left out of new Israeli pluralism index

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