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Happy 30th Anniversary to Women of the Wall

Hiddush congratulates the Women of the Wall on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of their just struggle and tomorrow's gathering of hundreds of women from around the world to commemorate this special occasion at the Western Wall for Rosh Chodesh Adar.

Happy 30th Anniversary to Women of the Wall

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63% want a civil Coalition without Haredi parties

The political explosion of the past 24 hours changes the political map of the parties that now await the voters’ decision. With the merger of the Israel Resilience party and Yesh Atid party, Prime Minister Netanyahu has an electoral fight on his hands for the first time in years.

63% want a civil Coalition without Haredi parties

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64% undecided voters prioritize religious freedom

64% of undecided voters said that they are more likely to vote for a party that will commit itself to promoting freedom of religion and equality of civic burden. So too, 52% of the adult Jewish public.

64% undecided voters prioritize religious freedom

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Regev Responds: Rabbinate and Marriages in Israel

Rabbi Uri Regev responds to a dramatic press release issued by the Religious Services Ministry, which reveals a “significant decline of 7.5% in the number of couples marrying civilly overseas not according to halacha.”

Regev Responds: Rabbinate and Marriages in Israel

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Money laundering in the ultra-Orthodox world

Both in Israel and in the USA, money laundering is a common phenomenon in the ultra-Orthodox community. Just as MK Rabbi Gafni fought tooth and nail to protect ultra-Orthodox free loan societies from oversight, so too did the American ultra-Orthodox community lobby for the 2018 prison reform law passed by the US Congress and signed by President Trump.

Money laundering in the ultra-Orthodox world

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Haredi employment is down; Haredi poverty is up

The Chief Rabbinate has finally heeded, under threat of litigation, Hiddush's demands regarding their excessive kashrut dictates.

Haredi employment is down; Haredi poverty is up

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Rabbis issue statement: abolish Chief Rabbinate!

As rabbis representing the full spectrum of Jewish denominational life, we no longer expect any flexibility, decency or inclusiveness from a body controlled by a monopoly that represents such a small, fundamentalist sliver of the Jewish rainbow.

Rabbis issue statement: abolish Chief Rabbinate!

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Shaked won: The Jewish has beaten the democratic

The Israeli media has recently been discussing a new ruling by the Supreme Court, in which the Court approved the decision of the Rabbinical Courts regarding the ownership of a residence shared by a couple who are currently going through divorce proceedings.

Shaked won: The Jewish has beaten the democratic

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21 MKs respond to Pittsburgh- “Time for Equality”

At the initiative of the Israeli Reform and Masorti movements, together with several MKs, a meeting was called on November 7, 2018. The goal was to strengthen Israel-Diaspora ties, advance religious tolerance, and recognize all streams of Judaism.

21 MKs respond to Pittsburgh- “Time for Equality”

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It’s time for American Jewry to speak up and act!

A few days ago PM Netanyahu, in NY to deliver a forceful speech at the UN and meet with world leaders, also met with a small group of top level American Jewish leaders.

It’s time for American Jewry to speak up and act!

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A Revolutionary Conversion Ruling?

In a few days, as the Knesset returns from its summer recess, we should all be expecting the resurgence of the "Who is a Jew" battle.

A Revolutionary Conversion Ruling?

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2018 Israel Religion & State Index just released!

68% support Diaspora Jewish involvement in advancing freedom of religion and equality in Israel

2018 Israel Religion & State Index just released!

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84% want to enshrine the principle of equality into a Constitutional Law

Contrary to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s refusal – 84% of the public wants to anchor the principle of equality into a Constitutional Law. Also: parties that herald giving the Declaration of Independence constitutional force would receive additional public support.

84% want to enshrine the principle of equality into a Constitutional Law

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Hiddush blocks Chief Rabbi's conflict of interest

This week, Hiddush received a statement from the Office of the Attorney General, confirming that our request had been received and that detailed instructions had been given to the Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, regarding the official restrictions imposed upon him in his handling of kashrut issues due to a conflict of interest.

Hiddush blocks Chief Rabbi's conflict of interest

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Religion-state facets of the Nation-state bill

The Nation-state Law has captured the headlines for quite some time now, culminating in its adoption by the Knesset yesterday. There are a number of facets to this bill, which should be highlighted as far as matters of religion-state and Israel-Diaspora relations are concerned.

Religion-state facets of the Nation-state bill

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