Shatil News

Taking Back the Mikvah

Taking Back the Mikvah

Just one week after International Women’s Day, a group of women and men gathered outside the Prime Minister’s office this past Sunday to protest against proposed legislation that would severely restrict access to mivkahs (ritual baths). This new “mivkah bill” would override a February Supreme Court decision that allowed Reform and Conservative converts to use [&hellip

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Posted in: Religious Pluralism

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Lowering Ethnic Barriers in Jerusalem

Lowering Ethnic Barriers in Jerusalem

The Jerusalem deputy general inspector is bringing together Arab cab drivers and municipal parking inspectors to reduce tensions between them. The municipality’s human resources department is training its managers to better integrate Ethiopian-Israelis into the municipal workforce. And the director of a local museum is curating an exhibit on the individual’s responsibility for injustice in [&hellip

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Posted in: Shared Society

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Lowering the Walls: Shatil trains Jerusalem leaders to combat racism

Lowering the Walls: Shatil trains Jerusalem leaders to combat racism

The Jerusalem deputy general inspector is bringing together Arab cab drivers and municipal parking inspectors to find ways to reduce ongoing tensions between them. The director of a museum in the city decided to focus an exhibit on the responsibility of the individual in society. The human resources department of the Jerusalem municipality is beginning [&hellip

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Posted in: Racism

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Shatil Conference Highlights: Bedouin Village One Step Closer to Recognition

Shatil Conference Highlights: Bedouin Village One Step Closer to Recognition

An important conference earlier this month on the struggle for the recognition of Bedouin villages brought together Israelis leaders from politics, media, and the NGO sector. For the residents and leaders of Wadi el Na’am, one of the largest unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Negev region, this was the perfect opportunity to announce some exciting [&hellip

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Equal Pay Calculator Wins Prize

Equal Pay Calculator Wins Prize

Like their counterparts in the US and other countries across the globe, Israeli women face persistent gender-based wage gaps. However, thanks to the Equal Pay Calculator – an innovative tool to encourage and enable employers to identify and address gendered pay gaps – we’re working to change the status quo and help Israeli women to [&hellip

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Posted in: Employment

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Acting locally

Acting locally

Do you want to know where your city is headed? Do you think you know your local council? Do you want to change things for the better in your town? Thinking Locally: A Manual for Action, a website/guide launched this month provides people who want to act locally with the knowledge and tools to do [&hellip

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Posted in: Social Justice

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Equal Pay: Demanding Change

Equal Pay: Demanding Change

New York University Professor Paula England, a leading international expert on women, gender and work and past president of the American Sociological Association, addressed 200 participants from every sector and area of the country at the Equalizing Wages in Israel’s Workforce conference, “Equal Pay: Demanding Change,” at Tel Aviv University on November 19th. England, who [&hellip

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Posted in: Employment

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Housing Minister: No More Evictions of Public Housing Residents

Housing Minister: No More Evictions of Public Housing Residents

In a major step for social justice in Israel, Housing Minister Yoav Galant ordered the Director General of the Housing Ministry to stop all evictions of public housing residents until a committee can be organized to discuss alternatives. The announcement came mid-speech in response to a protest staged by the Public Housing Team in partnership [&hellip

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Posted in: Housing

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