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Israel's religion and state conflict take the Knesset's winter session by storm

Israel's religion and state conflict take the Knesset's winter session by storm

Knesset lawmakers are starting up the winter session right where they left off; equality in sharing the burden, accesibility of religious services, and public transportation on shabbat were immediately addressed by several cabinet members.

To Reach Diaspora, Make Israel Welcoming to All Jews

To Reach Diaspora, Make Israel Welcoming to All Jews

In a Jewish Daily Forward op-ed, Rabbi Uri Regev writes that Israeli and American Jewish leadership's blind eye to religious freedom in Israel will endanger Israel's relationship with the next generation of American Jewry.

Israelis support equality in sharing the burden, but are uncertain about the Peri Law

Israelis support equality in sharing the burden, but are uncertain about the Peri Law

In the 2013 Religion and State Index, a wide majority of Israelis expressed support for drafting ultra-Orthodox men and other significant measures to equally shoulder the national burden.

2013: The year that Religion and State finally took center stage

2013: The year that Religion and State finally took center stage

Hiddush Chair Stanley Gold and CEO Rabbi Uri Regev introduce the 2013 Religion and State Index, highlighting some of the most fascinating religion and state trends in Israel.

Jerusalem Post Op-ed: It's time to retire the Chief Rabbinate

Jerusalem Post Op-ed: It's time to retire the Chief Rabbinate

On July 24, a voting body made up of 150 rabbis, politicians and community leaders will decide who will be the next Sephardi and Ashkenazi chief rabbis of Israel. What is this coercive institution doing to Israeli Judaism?

Op-ed in the Washington Jewish Week: Not an Isolated Tragedy

Op-ed in the Washington Jewish Week: Not an Isolated Tragedy

Rabbi Uri Regev writes about the troubles that the American Jewish community are already facing in Israel as the government severly restricts Israelis and Jews rights to marry in the Jewish state.

Huffington Post Op-ed: Why Is It so Difficult for Jews to Marry in Israel?

Huffington Post Op-ed: Why Is It so Difficult for Jews to Marry in Israel?

Rabbi Uri Regev writes in the Huffington Post about the launching of the Freedom of Marriage World Map and Israel's severe restrictions on marriage.

A less spoken about angle: The threat Israel presents to Jewish peoplehood

A less spoken about angle: The threat Israel presents to Jewish peoplehood

In a publication of the Center for Jewish Peoplehood, Rabbi Uri Regev focuses on the damage to the sense of Peoplehood brought about by the lack of religious pluralism in Israel.

Where does Yesh Atid stand on freedom of marriage?

Where does Yesh Atid stand on freedom of marriage?

Yair Lapid and his party, Yesh Atid, have expressed support for Jewish pluralism in Israel in an unprecedented manner. However, they also endorsed Rabbi David Stav, a Religious-Zionist Rabbi from the Tzohar Rabbinic Organization, as the candidate for Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi. Yesh Atid and Rabbi Stav hold seemingly divergent views on pluralism and freedom of marriage in Israel. So how does this all add up?

High Court of Justice brings standardized testing to ultra-Orthodox schools

High Court of Justice brings standardized testing to ultra-Orthodox schools

Israeli High Court of Justice decision will bring greater Ultra-Orthodox involvement in society and as a result, more economic growth.

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