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  • International Human Rights Day survey: Israelis support marriage freedom
    Written by on 09/12/2018
    On December 10th the world is marking International Human Rights day. Hiddush looked into one of the main violations of human rights in Israel, which ironically mostly harms Jews: The right to marry!

  • Rabbis issue statement: abolish Chief Rabbinate!
    Written by on 06/12/2018
    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.

  • Shaked won: The 'Jewish' has beaten the 'democratic'
    Written by Sagi Agmon on 22/11/2018
    It happened just this week. With little ado, the Supreme Court overturned a 25-year ruling and told the Rabbinical Courts that they could do whatever they please because the laws of the state no longer really apply to them.

  • Shaked won: The Jewish has beaten the democratic
    Written by on 22/11/2018
    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.

  • Hiddush in the service of world Jewry
    Written by Uri Regev on 16/11/2018
    Every so often, Hiddush receives requests for assistance from outside of Israel. One recent appeal is particularly interesting and important, and we will continue to report on it again as it develops.

  • 21 MKs respond to Pittsburgh- “Time for Equality”
    Written by on 09/11/2018
    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 responding to Pittsburgh - “Time for Equality”
    Written by on 08/11/2018
    The MKs highlighted different aspects of the need to respond to the Pittsburgh massacre, not merely by identifying with the loss and pain of the Jewish community, not only by decrying growing anti-Semitic outbursts, but by changing Israel’s policies.

  • Israeli media speaks out for recognizing the streams
    Written by Uri Regev on 07/11/2018
    Anti-Semites don’t distinguish between Jews according to their denominations. That is a practice reserved for the Israeli government. Israeli media personalities and others have drawn conclusions from the massacre in Pittsburgh, which links this tragedy to Israel's religion-state policies.

  • Encouraging news on the modern Orthodox front
    Written by on 11/10/2018
    One recent development that has been the widely publicized is the joining of Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party by two Modern Orthodox activists – Tehilla Nachlaon Friedman and Moshe Tur-Paz

  • It’s time for American Jewry to speak up and act!
    Written by on 11/10/2018
    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.

  • Disturbing news on the ultra-Orthodox front
    Written by on 09/10/2018
    Why did the leader of the Hasidic faction of the United Torah Judaism party (Deputy Minister of Health Rabbi Litzman) make two visits to the prison where one Elazar Vigdorovich is serving a four year prison term for crimes involving the Gur Chasidic dynasty?

  • It’s time for American Jewry to speak up and act
    Written by Uri Regev on 03/10/2018
    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. The little that we know about the meeting gives us reason to urge American Jewish leaders that it’s high time to change course and take a far more proactive approach in dealing with the critically important Israel-Diaspora bridge.

  • 'Liberals in the Likud' faction favors religious freedom
    Written by on 20/09/2018
    The national radio reported today on a gathering of the "Liberals in the Likud" who were addressed by Minister Ofer Akunis (Likud). He was recorded stating the following: "The Surrogacy Law that distinguished between men and women is a disgrace... to the National [Likud] Movement

  • Revolutionary conversion ruling?
    Written by Uri Regev on 20/09/2018
    Haredi opposition threatens Israeli democracy, the rule of law, the judciary's independence, and the partnership between Israel and world Jewry

  • A Revolutionary Conversion Ruling?
    Written by on 20/09/2018
    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.

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