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Shahar Ilan's op-ed on the ultra-Orthodox draft: A choice between equality and justice

Shahar Ilan's op-ed on the ultra-Orthodox draft: A choice between equality and justice

Will the Equality in Sharing the Burden Law achieve the goal stated by its very name? Hiddush VP Shahar Ilan discusses the development of one Israel's hottest political issues and the need for smart solutions in enforcing the law.

The American Jewish Committee workshop: A step of exceptional importance

The American Jewish Committee workshop: A step of exceptional importance

The American Jewish Committee brought together leaders and scholars from America and Israel to form a strategic path towards freedom of religion in Israel and equality between Israeli and Diaspora Jewry.

Rabbi Uri Regev's op-ed on the Rabbi Avi Weiss saga: The battle must continue!

Rabbi Uri Regev's op-ed on the Rabbi Avi Weiss saga: The battle must continue!

American Jewry has much to learn from the latest fiasco between the Israeli Chief Rabbinate and American Orthodoxy. It reveals their potential for positive change and provides a powerful model for achieving freedom of religion and equality in Israel.

Professor Aharon Barak: Israel must civilly recognize non-Orthodox converts as Jewish

Professor Aharon Barak: Israel must civilly recognize non-Orthodox converts as Jewish

While serving as Israeli Supreme Court Chief Justice, Professor Barak argued in favor of recognizing non-Orthodox converts as Jews, a precedent which has paved the way for other positive steps for religious pluralism in Israel.

Israel's circumcision controversy: an opportunity for change

Israel's circumcision controversy: an opportunity for change

Until Israel's Supreme Court intervened, an Israeli mother was fined $150 by Israel's Supreme Rabbinical Court of Appeals for every day she did not circumcise her son. The case is not over yet and serves as a key indicator of the growing influence of Israel's rabbinical courts.

Prime Minister Netanyahu, “Audacious Hospitality” and Real Jewish Unity

Prime Minister Netanyahu, “Audacious Hospitality” and Real Jewish Unity

Netanyahu’s message regarding Jewish unity left much to be desired. Will American Jewry buy Netanyahu’s shiny wrapping, or look inside to find a disturbingly bare box.

Stanley Gold: Unless Israel gives its citizens the tools to succeed, the country will suffer

Stanley Gold: Unless Israel gives its citizens the tools to succeed, the country will suffer

In an interview with "TheMarker" business magazine, Hiddush's US Chairman says that too many Israelis are unable or unwilling to participate in Israel's economy.

Civil Marriage in Israel Is Cause That Unites American Jewish Federations

Civil Marriage in Israel Is Cause That Unites American Jewish Federations

Cheers for Calls To End Orthodox Stranglehold

"Israeli public schools will be able to choose non-Orthodox rabbis and lecturers to serve as Jewish educators for their students"

Hiddush reminds Education Minister Shai Piron of his commitment to Jewish pluralism to ensure public secular schools have a free choice in hiring Jewish educators

What Jewish leaders need to know: Israel’s marriage laws are discriminatory

What Jewish leaders need to know: Israel’s marriage laws are discriminatory

Israel's Chief Rabbinate disregards and disrespects Jewish leaders and their communities around the world. Israel must end their monopoly and embrace its promise for “freedom of religion and conscience... and equality” as a blueprint for a modern democratic Jewish state.

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