"We want to claim our right to be here on our terms and communicate with the Jerusalem street and express ourselves as we want," he said.
Letter to Editor...I also assume that in any case in the near future only men will receive organ donations, and that in an era where it is preferable to face a firing squad rather than listen to women singing, many men will refuse to accept my internal organs.Anat DoronTel Aviv
“Beautiful work is being done with conversions; there are no unnecessary stringencies and no unnecessary leniency, and there also is beautiful work being done in both the army and in the civilian sphere. It is getting better and better, toward the positive side. And the Rabbinate is gaining even more strength.”
“I will say outright, and you have my word on this, that the Rabbinate is excellent, and the religious court judiciary is excellent, much better than what was the case many years ago. It is getting better and better, including also the way in which it relates to the public.”
“It is a black day for the Bar Association, that they had to sell out women for the ultra-Orthodox, and everyone will pay the price in the future,” said Robyn Shames, ICAR’s executive director.
"It implicitly strengthens the growing threat of women being removed from the public sphere due to Haredi political and economic pressure, and betrays the Bar's responsibility and function of strengthening civil rights and gender equality."
"Commitment to shared moral values and to democracy is what binds Jews to Israel. Without this commitment, ties between the two largest Jewish communities - Israel and America - will be greatly weakened."