Search results for tag " Shabbat"

  • Where are Israeli Jews now on Religion & State?
    Written by on 12/12/2019
    The “Status Quo” is an affront to the will of the public: 63% want a civil unity government; 71% support public transportation on the Sabbath; 69% support establishing civil marriage and divorce in Israel

  • Hiddush survey for International Human Rights Day
    Written by on 09/12/2019
    The right to freedom of movement: 71% support public transportation on Saturday. The right to family: 69% support civil marriage in Israel. Most of the Jewish public in Israel supports the operation of public transportation on Saturdays and the establishment of civil marriage in Israel. This is not just politics. It’s about violations of basic human rights.

  • Hiddush demands: IDF, bring back family visitations on Saturdays!
    Written by on 28/11/2019
    Following dozens of information requests regarding the forbiddance of family visitations to IDF bases on Saturdays, two NGOs turned to the IDF. Hiddush – For Religious Freedom and Equality and the Secular Forum demanded that the IDF permit family visitations on Saturday, and the IDF responded: “We shall form a team to formulate a picture of the situation and provide recommendations.”

  • Will the municipal revolution become a national revolution?
    Written by Uri Regev on 07/11/2019
    This month, a historic makeover is underway in the arena of public transport on Shabbat, originating from the initiative of a number of mayors in Gush Dan, the most prominent of which is Ron Huldai, the mayor of Tel Aviv.

  • Hiddush in the legal trenches
    Written by on 01/08/2019
    Hiddush legal advocacy ranges from cases dealing with the abuse of religious IDF draft exemptions for young women to elderly hot dog vendors who legally operate their carts in Jerusalem on Friday night.

  • 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.

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