Search results for tag " Rabbinate "

  • Chief Rabbi Yosef rails against civil courts system
    Written by on 05/02/2018
    Chief Rabbi Yosef says civilian courts are 'worse than gentiles' instances,' litigating before them is akin to 'kicking the Torah' and former chief justice Aharon Barak, who criticized a bill seeking to endow rabbinical courts with powers of arbitration in financial disputes, was a mere 'broken shard' to be cast away.

  • Israeli couples are voting with their feet!
    Written by Uri Regev on 30/01/2018
    The Ministry of Religious Services has now reported a 4% drop in the number of couples marrying via the Rabbinate from 2016 to 2017. (The decline is really greater, because they ignore the increase in the Jewish population). In Tel Aviv the decline is greater than 15%!!

  • Corruption in the name of God
    Written by Uri Regev on 17/11/2017
    In the last couple days, a new chapter was added to the never ending saga of Israeli religious leaders who view the law as merely a suggestion. Whether for personal benefit or political opportunism, they do not hesitate to deviate from law and common norms.

  • Comprehensive interview with Rabbi Shlomo Riskin in Israeli media
    Written by Uri Regev on 29/08/2017
    A recent detailed interview with Rabbi Shlomo Riskin appeared in the original Hebrew in Makor Rishon, with select paragraphs translated into English below.

  • The Chief Rabbinate's recently divulged "blacklist"
    Written by on 13/07/2017
    If the Israeli government's recent suspension of the Kotel compromise and push for a restrictive conversion bill were not enough, Israel and the Jewish world woke up this week to yet a newly leaked "blacklist" created by Israel's 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.

  • 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?

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