Search results for tag " Chief Rabbinate"

  • 75% Israelis support coed service in the IDF
    Written by on 30/05/2017
    According to a Hiddush survey, the overwhelming majority of the Israeli Jewish public supports coed military service, including most of the voters for the Government Coalition parties.

  • 55% Jewish Israelis interested in weddings outside the Chief Rabbinate
    Written by on 11/05/2017
    55% of the Jewish Israeli public and 81% of the secular Jewish Israeli public are interested in alternative marriages outside the auspices of Israel's Chief Rabbinate. This is the first time that a majority of the Jewish Israeli public has expressed a personal preference for marriages outside the Chief Rabbinate.

  • 55% Jewish Israelis interested in weddings outside the Chief Rabbinate
    Written by on 11/05/2017
    55% of the Jewish Israeli public and 81% of the secular Jewish Israeli public are interested in alternative marriages outside the auspices of Israel's Chief Rabbinate. This is the first time that a majority of the Jewish Israeli public has expressed a personal preference for marriages outside the Chief Rabbinate.

  • 81% support ending the Chief Rabbinate's kashrut monopoly
    Written by on 23/02/2017
    Most of the Jewish Israeli public supports granting kashrut certification to restaurants that operate on Saturdays (Shabbat). The High Court once again finds itself dealing with the rotten fruits of Israeli politics, who give in over and over again to the religious parties' dictates, against the wishes of the majority of the Israeli public.

  • 81% support ending the Chief Rabbinate's kashrut monopoly
    Written by on 23/02/2017
    Most of the Jewish Israeli public supports granting kashrut certification to restaurants that operate on Saturdays (Shabbat). The High Court once again finds itself dealing with the rotten fruits of Israeli politics, who give in over and over again to the religious parties' dictates, against the wishes of the majority of the Israeli public.

  • Chief Rabbi Yosef attacks Israel's civil courts
    Written by Uri Regev on 22/02/2017
    Last week at a national rabbinic conference, Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef declared that rabbis should warn the Israeli public that in the event of legal disputes, they should take their cases to the rabbinical courts, rather than to Israel's civil courts.

  • No legal prohibition against displaying Christmas trees!
    Written by Uri Regev on 22/12/2016
    Following a letter sent by the Jerusalem Rabbinate to the city's hotels, which claimed it inappropriate to display Christmas trees in hotels and inappropriate to permit New Year's parties, Hiddush promptly wrote to the Ministry of Religious Services.

  • Committee to determine criteria for recognizing Orthodox Diaspora rabbis
    Written by on 14/12/2016
    The Council of the Chief Rabbinate and the rabbinical judges of the Supreme Rabbinical Court convened Wednesday and established a joint committee to draft criteria for recognizing the weddings, divorces and conversions of rabbis in the Diaspora.

  • Israeli religious court goes off the deep end
    Written by on 13/07/2016
    Why would a rabbinic court in the world’s only Jewish state do something that would blatantly turn off most of the world’s Jews?

  • Rabbi Haskel Lookstein's degrading experience
    Written by Uri Regev on 30/06/2016
    If we needed any further reminder that the issue of "Who is a Jew" hits directly home in North America, the recent news regarding the refusal of the Israeli Rabbinic courts to accept Rabbi Haskel Lookstein's conversions is the most recent case in point.

  • A Missed Opportunity to Support Secular Life in Israel
    Written by on 06/05/2016
    The rabbinate sees itself as waging a culture war, and it has been winning. Since the state’s founding rabbinic power thwarts the development of a secular conception of citizenship. Hiddush polled Israeli Jews and found that 71% support the freedom to marry and divorce independent of the Orthodox rabbinate.

  • Minister Azoulay heeds his rabbis rather than his government
    Written by on 06/05/2016
    It has almost become a painful routine to update our readers on the all too frequent outrageous statements made by Israel's ultra-orthodox cabinet members and MKs, which go against all commonly accepted norms of rule of law and democracy.

  • Jerusalem Chief Rabbi: Women of the Wall is 'satan incarnate'
    Written by on 21/04/2016
    Having already described Israel's laws and civil courts as manifestations of Satan, Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Amar has now publicly described Women of the Wall as "Satan incarnate," claiming they should be hospitalized.

  • 71% of Israeli Jews: Rabbinate's monopoly distances Jews from Judaism
    Written by on 14/02/2016
    Not only is the denial of the freedom to marry antithetical to core democratic principles, but it also undermines Jewish interests. 71% of the Israeli Jewish public maintain that the Chief Rabbinate's and the rabbinical courts' monopoly over marriage and divorce distances Jews from Judaism.

  • 71% of Israeli Jews: Rabbinate's monopoly distances Jews from Judaism
    Written by on 14/02/2016
    Not only is the denial of the freedom to marry antithetical to core democratic principles, but it also undermines Jewish interests. 71% of the Israeli Jewish public maintain that the Chief Rabbinate's and the rabbinical courts' monopoly over marriage and divorce distances Jews from Judaism.

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