Search results for tag " Haredi"

  • What do draft-dodging and the national budget have in common?
    Written by Uri Regev on 18/03/2018
    The "draft-dodging" bill is being demanded by the ultra-Orthodox political parties, lest they topple the government and force new elections.

  • 60% of State funds for "youth at risk" go to ultra-Orthodox
    Written by on 18/03/2018
    Hiddush’s mission to advance religious freedom and equality includes an attempt to identify and eliminate “pork barreling” in the religion-state arena, especially when they masquerade as ‘holy.’ Hiddush is in court now to get to the bottom of the use of scarce public funds available to address the challenge of children at risk.

  • New polling reaffirms Hiddush finding.
    Written by on 08/02/2018
    The January 2018 issue of the monthly Peace Index, published jointly by Tel Aviv University and the Israel Democracy Institute, touches upon key confrontation points along the spectrum of religion-state issues on the public's and political class's minds at this time.

  • New report sheds light on Haredim in Higher Education
    Written by on 29/11/2017
    A recent report by the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel sheds light on another important dimension of the official statistics on Haredim in Higher Education that are so frequently cited by government officials.

  • A Haredi Supreme Court Judge - What does that really mean?
    Written by Uri Regev on 07/03/2017
    There is therefore need for further thinking as to the prerequisites for serving in the state’s judicial institutions in general, and the Supreme Court in particular.

  • Knesset expedites reversal of core curricular studies law
    Written by on 26/07/2016
    The Knesset reverses a law that would have reduced funding for ultra-Orthodox schools that teach only minimal core subjects, such as math, English, and science.

  • Israeli Funds for Youth at Risk Skewed Toward ultra-Orthodox Jews
    Written by on 09/06/2016
    Some 60 percent of the funds budgeted for youth at risk goes toward helping ultra-Orthodox teenagers, even though they are only 15 percent of the teen population, according to Social Affairs Ministry data compiled by Hiddush.

  • Israeli Left Must Internalize That ultra-Orthodox Parties Are Not Partners
    Written by Shahar Ilan on 16/03/2016
    ​ How is it that the left-wing and center opposition factions hardly deal with issues of state and religion? Is the opposition again deluding itself that the ultra-Orthodox parties will reward it by forming a government with it?

  • Affirmative action for Haredim or cronyism?
    Written by Uri Regev on 23/12/2015
    On Sunday, Israel’s cabinet approved an affirmative action initiative enabling more ultra-Orthodox workers to find employment in the civil service, as part of Shas’s leader, Minister Rabbi Aryeh Deri’s strategy to integrate the Haredi community into the civil service.

  • Rabbi Blau, Stop threatening haredi women!
    Written by on 11/12/2014
    Rabbi Mordechai blau publicly threatened ultra-Orthodox women with terrible consequences against their families and livelihoods, should they choose to run for office. Hiddush respond swiftly by urging the Attorney General to investigage Rabbi Blau for extortion!

  • Ultra-Orthodox women and men: Drastically diverging employment trends
    Written by on 23/11/2014
    Why are more ultra-Orthodox women in Israel employed than ever before? And why are fewer ultra-Orthodox men in Israel employed than ever before? What should be done?

  • Core of the Core Curriculum: Chewed up, Spit out
    Written by on 15/11/2014
    Despite a 2013 Knesset Law, promoted by the Yesh Atid Party, which required all state funded schools to teach core curricular studies, Minister of Education Shay Piron (a senior member of the Yesh Atid Party) delayed its implementation until well past the next Israeli elections... and Hiddush publicly exposed it.

  • State backs away from enforcing secular studies in haredi elementary schools
    Written by on 03/11/2014
    The government’s 2013 decision was for schools to gradually increase the total basic curriculum hours and reach 11 hours by the 2016/2017 school year.

  • Ultra-Orthodox Schools in Belgium and England face sanctions for selective curircula
    Written by on 22/04/2014
    Israel, Belgium, and England share the common challenge of integrating core curricular subjects into ultra-Orthodox classrooms.

  • The Haredi Draft Law: Problems and concerns
    Written by Uri Regev on 20/03/2014
    Now that the Haredi draft law has been passed and implemented, the Israeli public will slowly realize that there is no equality in this law, only disappointment.

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