Search results for tag " Reform"

  • International Human Rights Day survey: Israelis support marriage freedom
    Written by on 09/12/2018
    On December 10th the world is marking International Human Rights day. Hiddush looked into one of the main violations of human rights in Israel, which ironically mostly harms Jews: The right to marry!

  • International Human Rights Day survey: Israelis support marriage freedom
    Written by on 09/12/2018
    On December 10th the world is marking International Human Rights day. Hiddush looked into one of the main violations of human rights in Israel, which ironically mostly harms Jews: The right to marry!

  • The storm is rising
    Written by Uri Regev on 15/02/2018
    It seems that matters of ethics and the moral, appropriate behavior of Israel’s political leadership (in which the ancient prophets of Israel showed great interest), don't interest the Haredi parties, nor require taking a stand from the perspective of the leaders of parties that claim to represent authentic Judaism.

  • Deputy Minister Hotovely: pluralistic Judaism "emptied Judaism of content"
    Written by on 08/11/2017
    At a conference of the American-Israeli community in Washington, the Deputy Foreign Minister said that non-Orthodox Judaism is not accepted in Israel. Director of the Reform movement: "Hotovely joins the wild campaign of incitement that has been going on in recent months against Reform Judaism."

  • Former chief rabbi calls Reform Jews worse than Holocaust deniers
    Written by on 06/09/2017
    The chief rabbi of Jerusalem, Shlomo Amar, called Reform Jews worse than Holocaust deniers because they reject traditional Jewish law.

  • MK Gafni's hatred of Reform Jews trumps matters of life and death
    Written by on 15/06/2017
    MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni's remarks about leaning politically to the left at this year's Haaretz's "Peace Conference" were subsequently covered widely in the media, and even caused some internal furor within UTJ.

  • US Reform leadership meets with PM Netanyahu
    Written by on 15/03/2017
    The Prime Minister must either stop the incitement against non-Orthodox Judaism from within his own government or sever his political alliance with those who wage war against world Jewry and block Netanyhu's own public commitment to ensure that all Jews feel at home in Israel.

  • Israel's ritual bath controversy
    Written by Uri Regev on 16/06/2016
    Unsurprisingly, though extremely disappointingly, MK Gafni's partners in the Coalition Government have all bowed to his demands, and are supporting his legislative initiative to undo the landmark Supreme Court ruling on mikva'ot.

  • 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.

  • Politicians heap insults upon non-Orthodox Jewry
    Written by on 08/02/2016
    Will Netanyahu seriously take a stand, confront these bigoted leaders and do something of substance against their venomous insults? Moreover, will Netanyahu do what it takes to truly ensure that all Jews feel at home in Israel, and that equality and pluralism extend beyond the southern Kotel plaza?

  • Finance Minister Yair Lapid: Israel cannot be the only western country without religious freedom
    Written by on 01/06/2014
    The Israeli Finance Minister spoke at the Israeli Reform Movement's 50th Anniversary and renewed his commitment to religious freedom and denominational equality.

  • Reuven Rivlin called Reform Judaism 'idol worship'
    Written by on 27/05/2014
    Israeli presidential candidate's 1989 visit to an American Reform synagogue was marked by his disrespectful statements about non-Orthodoxy Jewry.

  • Susie Gelman: After Pew, do we really need to argue over who is a Jew?
    Written by on 23/02/2014
    The former President of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and North American Co-Chair of the 2013 General Assembly writes about the recent controversy over MK David Rotem's discriminatory remarks about Reform Judaism.

  • Rabbi Lisa Hochberg-Miller: What American Jews Can Do for Israeli Pluralism
    Written by on 25/12/2013
    Rabbi Hochberg-Miller, from Temple Beth Torah in Ventura, CA writes about the story of Sara and Tzachi, a couple from Israel who had to leave their country to marry only because of Sarah's Conservative conversion.

  • 2013 Religion and State Index
    Written by on 08/11/2013
    In the fifth consecutive Religion and State Index, there is a noticeable rise in support for non-Orthodox marriages and conversions. A majority of Israelis support equal recognition of Reform and Conservative Rabbis.

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