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Human Rights Day

Whose Rights Are They, Anyway?

A Study of Religious Freedom in Israel and Its Possible Limitations


In honor of International Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, this study will look at one of the most difficult questions raised: what do we do when the rights of two people come into conflict with one another?

In Israel, this issue has come up numerous times in the last few months, including with regards to the Masorti Kotel and regarding controversial statements made by state-funded rabbis, most recently Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar and the incoming IDF Chief Rabbi Eyal Karim.


This study sheet will look at the notion of human rights as well as the question of whether there is an “ideal” of religious expression in Israel for Jews and all other religions, specifically as they pertain to the question of the Muezzin Law and Jewish religious expression on the Temple Mount.

 Click here to downoad the study sheet.



The Masorti Movement is committed to a pluralistic, egalitarian, and democratic vision of Zionism. Masorti represents a “third” way. Not secular Judaism. Not ultra-Orthodoxy. But a Jewish life that integrates secular beliefs. Halakhah with inclusion and egalitarianism. Tradition that recognizes the realities of today’s world. Masorti engages tens of thousands of Israelis each year, young and old, native born as well as olim from around the globe.
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