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  • '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

  • Court requires Interior Ministry to recognize a private conversion
    Written by Uri Regev on 13/09/2018
    Hiddush responds to court ruling, instructing the Israeli Interior Ministry to formally recognize the Jewish identity of a woman who underwent a private Orthodox conversion

  • Israel's (and New York’s) Yeshiva Students Deserve Better
    Written by on 06/09/2018
    One of the key areas that the 2018 Israel Religion & State Index points to is the strong resentment and objection among the Israeli Jewish population in the face of the refusal of the leadership of the ultra-Orthodox community to allow a proper and effective instruction of core curricular studies in their boys’ schools.

  • 2018 Israel Religion & State Index
    Written by on 05/09/2018
    As in previous years, as Rosh HaShanah approaches, Hiddush is proud to publish its annual Israel Religion & State Index, now in its tenth year.

  • 2018 Israel Religion & State Index
    Written by on 05/09/2018
    As in previous years, as Rosh HaShanah approaches, Hiddush is proud to publish its annual Israel Religion & State Index, now in its tenth year.

  • 84% want to enshrine the principle of equality into a Constitutional Law
    Written by on 16/08/2018
    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
    Written by on 16/08/2018
    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
    Written by on 16/08/2018
    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.

  • First woman ever appointed as legal advisor to rabbinical courts
    Written by on 07/08/2018
    We at Hiddush are delighted by the appointment of Attorney Shira Ben-Eli as legal advisor to Israel's rabbinical courts.

  • Hiddush blocks Chief Rabbi's conflict of interest
    Written by on 02/08/2018
    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
    Written by on 02/08/2018
    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.

  • Unlike the Government - Israelis support religious freedom and equality
    Written by on 02/08/2018
    This week, two important events occurred, and Hiddush provided special public opinion polling and analysis on the core issues that arose:

  • The Vile Bond of Religion & Politics
    Written by Uri Regev on 02/08/2018
    In a secret recording that was broadcast on Israeli television, MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni explains to the leadership of his party why they voted for the Nation-State Law and what his real opinion of the law is.

  • Unlike the Government - Israelis support religious freedom and equality
    Written by Uri Regev on 02/08/2018
    This week, two important events occurred, and Hiddush provided special public opinion polling and analysis on the core issues that arose:

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