Search results for tag " divorce"

  • Growing frictions between religion and state in Israel
    Written by on 06/04/2017
    Israel's Supreme Court has handed down two decisions that demonstrate the critical importance of an independent civil judiciary, but the Government Coalition continues to capitulate to the ultra-Orthodox political parties.

  • Theocratic rejection of Israel's civil judiciary
    Written by on 20/03/2017
    The theocratic forces among Israel's political and religious leadership have been increasingly aggressive of late, pushing to expand the jurisdiction of Israel's rabbinical courts, at the expanse of Israel's civil courts. A key element of this theocratic outlook is the rejection of the legitimacy of Israel’s laws and civil judiciary.

  • 90% dissatisfied with rabbinical courts' dealings with Agunot
    Written by on 09/03/2017
    90% of the adult Jewish public is dissatisfied with the Israeli Rabbinical Courts' way of dealing with Agunot and women whose husbands refuse to grant them divorces. 87% believe that the rabbinical courts should force husbands to grant their wives divorces in cases of domestic violence. Measuring which institutions the public trusts most, 59% of respondents trust the Supreme Court, but only 16% most trust the Rabbinate, 13% - the Knesset and 12% - the Government!

  • 90% dissatisfied with rabbinical courts' dealings with Agunot
    Written by on 09/03/2017
    90% of the adult Jewish public is dissatisfied with the Israeli Rabbinical Courts' way of dealing with Agunot and women whose husbands refuse to grant them divorces. 87% believe that the rabbinical courts should force husbands to grant their wives divorces in cases of domestic violence. Measuring which institutions the public trusts most, 59% of respondents trust the Supreme Court, but only 16% most trust the Rabbinate, 13% - the Knesset and 12% - the Government!

  • The majority of Jewish and Arab Israelis support marriage freedom
    Written by on 14/02/2017
    72% of Jewish Israelis and 76% of Arab Israelis support the statement that "every resident [of Israel] has the right to get married in Israel with whomever he chooses, in whatever way he chooses, and according to his beliefs."

  • A shocking Rabbinic Court ruling regarding a battered wife
    Written by Uri Regev on 10/02/2017
    Hiddush has repeatedly challenged the continued monopoly of the Chief Rabbinate and rabbinic courts over matters of personal status of all Jews in Israel. Last week, we saw one of the most shocking and deplorable examples of why this authority should urgently be withdrawn.

  • 64% unaware that legal divorce available only via Orthodox rabbinical courts
    Written by on 26/05/2016
    Two-thirds of the Jewish Israeli population are unaware that Jewish couples can only get legally divorced through Israel's rabbinical courts, even if they were married in civil ceremonies abroad; 57% of the public underestimate the number of Israeli citizens from the former Soviet Union who cannot get legally married.

  • 64% unaware that legal divorce available only via Orthodox rabbinical courts
    Written by on 26/05/2016
    Two-thirds of the Jewish Israeli population are unaware that Jewish couples can only get legally divorced through Israel's rabbinical courts, even if they were married in civil ceremonies abroad; 57% of the public underestimate the number of Israeli citizens from the former Soviet Union who cannot get legally married.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 2014 Passover Supplement
    Written by on 22/04/2014
    Hiddush's 2014 Passover Supplement includes a variety of both in-depth and concise explorations of the holiday's themes of freedom of religion, equality, pluralism, and the universal responsibility to uphold and pursue social justice.

  • Passover Video Blog: A call for freedom and justice in 2014
    Written by on 22/04/2014
    Hiddush CEO Rabbi Uri Regev offers discusses the themes present in the holiday of Passover that connect directly to Hiddush's mission for a free and just society in 5774/2014.

  • Join Hiddush in celebrating the Festival of Freedom!
    Written by on 13/04/2014
    Hiddush is pleased to offer our friends and followers the 2014 Passover Supplement. This year, we renew the call for freedom of marriage and divorce in Israel for Israelis and all world Jewry!

  • Israel Has a Marriage Problem. One American-Born Lawyer Is Trying To Solve It.
    Written by on 09/10/2013
    Susan Weiss started out trying to win divorce cases, but now her mission is pushing Israel’s Orthodox rabbinate to change its ways

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