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Rabbi Shalom Cohen named as new Shas spiritual leader

Rabbi Shalom Cohen named as new Shas spiritual leader

Rabbi Cohen succeeds the late Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef and is well known for his offensive remarks towards Israeli Modern Orthodox Jews and the Religious Zionist party, Habayit Hayehudi

Ultra-Orthodox Schools in Belgium and England face sanctions for selective curircula

Ultra-Orthodox Schools in Belgium and England face sanctions for selective curircula

Israel, Belgium, and England share the common challenge of integrating core curricular subjects into ultra-Orthodox classrooms.

The Haredi Draft Law: Problems and concerns

The Haredi Draft Law: Problems and concerns

Now that the Haredi draft law has been passed and implemented, the Israeli public will slowly realize that there is no equality in this law, only disappointment.

The Law for Equality in Sharing the Burden will do exactly the opposite of its intent

The Law for Equality in Sharing the Burden will do exactly the opposite of its intent

As the Shaked Committee finishes up its final touches on preparing the Haredi Draft Law for its final votes in the Knesset, the Israeli public will slowly realize that there is no equality in this law, only dissapointment.

Susie Gelman: After Pew, do we really need to argue over who is a Jew?

Susie Gelman: After Pew, do we really need to argue over who is a Jew?

The former President of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and North American Co-Chair of the 2013 General Assembly writes about the recent controversy over MK David Rotem's discriminatory remarks about Reform Judaism.

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.

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