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  • The lessons of the 9th of Av then and now
    Written by Uri Regev on 30/07/2020
    Israel and the Jewish World have entered the national fast day of Tisha b’Av, symbolizing the destruction of the First and Second Temples, as well as many other difficult events in Jewish people’s history. Many understand that today's test is not just about remembering the past, but in drawing lessons for the future.

  • Bibi must tell the truth to his ultra-Orthodox partners
    Written by on 29/07/2020
    PM Netanyahu and the Treasury find themselves under escalating pressure of the Haredi Coalition partners to increase funding for the Haredi yeshivas.

  • Hiddush fighting for gender equality
    Written by Uri Regev on 16/07/2020
    It has been 4 years since the Attorney General ordered that adequate representation be given to women on Israel's Religious Councils. However, the reality has not changed, and the composition of the councils has not been reconstituted. Of the Religious Service Minister's 120 appointees, only one was a woman.

  • Hiddush fighting for pluralism in Jerusalem
    Written by on 16/07/2020
    The Jerusalem Municipality deleted the list of synagogues in the city from the municipality's website in order to avoid publicizing non-Orthodox synagogues and non-Jewish houses of worship.

  • Hiddush fighting for gender equality and pluralism
    Written by on 16/07/2020
    The Jerusalem Municipality deleted the list of synagogues in the city from the municipality's website in order to avoid publicizing non-Orthodox synagogues and non-Jewish houses of worship – Hiddush launching a worldwide petition drive and planning further legal action.

  • Think you're Jewish? Well, think again!
    Written by on 02/07/2020
    The world is definitely changing, but one thing does not seem to change: The battle for religious freedom and equality in Israel is continuing as if there were no pandemic… clearly and adversely impacting Israelis, as well as American and world Jewry.

  • What’s mine is mine, and what’s yours is mine
    Written by Uri Regev on 22/06/2020
    Banning public transportation on the Sabbath is part of an existential confrontation over the soul of the State of Israel.

  • The “Who is a Jew” War is Back!
    Written by on 18/06/2020
    Join us for two upcoming webinars on the “Who is a Jew” saga, which is returning to center political and legal stage.

  • The “Who is a Jew?” War is Back!
    Written by on 18/06/2020
    It has not been long since the establishment of Israel’s new government, and issues of religion and state have come to the fore. These explosive issues have toppled governments in the past, and even the last three elections were largely due to the demands of the ultra-Orthodox parties in regards to the drafting of yeshiva students and the matter of “Who is a Jew”.

  • Shas CEO cannot simultaneously be CEO of state-funded educational network
    Written by on 11/06/2020
    Responding to Hiddush’s demand – Israel’s Attorney General instructs Shas that the party’s CEO, Haim Biton, cannot simultaneously direct the State-funded vast educational network it founded

  • The Imminent Political/Legal Explosion
    Written by on 05/06/2020
    The ultra-Orthodox parties have pushed hard on the Prime Minister in their coalition negotiations. The amendment to the Draft Law is the only issue of religion and state relations that is spelled out in detail, not only in the agreements of the ultra-Orthodox parties with the Likud, but also in the Likud's agreement with Blue & White.

  • Let Marriage Freedom Ring!
    Written by on 05/06/2020
    Today, Hiddush began a new campaign to allow marriage freedom in Israel. This is a collaboration between Hiddush and the School of the Arts in Musrara, Jerusalem.

  • On the legal front
    Written by Uri Regev on 04/06/2020
    Hiddush's activism in the legal arena has continued in the face of the Covid-19 crisis, as Israel's new government has been settling in. There will be much to do in the face of the ultra-Orthodox party's stranglehold over Israel's religion-and-state arena!

  • The Imminent Political/Legal Explosion
    Written by on 04/06/2020
    Together with many in the United States and Israel, we are watching with dread and pain the increasing devaluation of human life. The killing of George Floyd and Iyad El Halek has hit us all. We also cannot turn a blind eye to the connection they bear to the plague of racism, which intensifies the moral and social wounds.

  • A coalition that will escalate Jewish disunity
    Written by on 21/05/2020
    The 35th government has begun its term. Up until the last minute, there was no certainty of that. Israel could very well have been dragged into a fourth round of elections. In fact, disputes over cooperation between the Likud and the remnants of ‘Blue & White’ remain.

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