Search results for tag " education"

  • On the legal front
    Written by Uri Regev on 04/06/2020
    Hiddush's activism in the legal arena has continued in the face of the Covid-19 crisis, as Israel's new government has been settling in. There will be much to do in the face of the ultra-Orthodox party's stranglehold over Israel's religion-and-state arena!

  • Haredi leadership's responses to Hiddush Supreme Court petition
    Written by Uri Regev on 07/02/2020
    The Israeli ultra-Orthodox media’s reaction to Hiddush’s petition to the Israeli Supreme Court on the matter of the State’s failure to ensure that upwards of 40,000 children in Jerusalem receive educations at legal, state recognized schools was predictably full of vitriol.

  • One of every Seven Jerusalem children attend unregistered schools!
    Written by on 05/02/2020
    In violation of the law and ignoring both the Ministry of Education and the Jerusalem Municipality - more than 40,000 children in Jerusalem study in schools that operate without licenses! Hiddush and Jerusalem City Council Member Dr. Laura Wharton petitioned the Supreme Court, demanding that Israel’s law of compulsory education be enforced in the city.

  • Israel's (and New York’s) Yeshiva Students Deserve Better
    Written by on 06/09/2018
    One of the key areas that the 2018 Israel Religion & State Index points to is the strong resentment and objection among the Israeli Jewish population in the face of the refusal of the leadership of the ultra-Orthodox community to allow a proper and effective instruction of core curricular studies in their boys’ schools.

  • 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.

  • Religious politicians abuse their authority
    Written by Uri Regev on 28/01/2016
    The Education Ministry has frozen budgeted funds for non-Orthodox and secular education initiatives. The religious politicians abuse their authority, and pour millions into one-sided brainwashing efforts. It’s time for Israeli and Diaspora leaderships to declare: Judaism, pluralism, Jewish Peoplehood and democracy are too important to be left at the mercy of sectarian interests,

  • Hiddush analysis of Israel’s state budget
    Written by Shahar Ilan on 09/09/2015
    The state budget for yeshivas is expected to grow by 419 million shekels, an increase of three-quarters. This is blow to the heart of Israel’s future, and a slap in the voters' faces.

  • Justice Joubran asserts state funded school networks subject to Propaganda Law
    Written by on 04/03/2015
    Justice Joubran: "Common sense and reason cannot tolerate Shas’s legal interpretation, according to which a teacher could influence a student’s parents." Rabbi Regev: “This is an important precedent that will affect a host of educational networks and future elections campaigns. The mobilization of armies of teachers has been prohibited.”

  • 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.

  • Celebrating Successes for religious freedom and equality
    Written by on 01/06/2014
    There were significant victories in the Supreme Court and the religious establishment

  • 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.

  • "Israeli public schools will be able to choose non-Orthodox rabbis and lecturers to serve as Jewish educators for their students"
    Written by on 24/11/2013
    Hiddush reminds Education Minister Shai Piron of his commitment to Jewish pluralism to ensure public secular schools have a free choice in hiring Jewish educators

  • Study: Haredi schools teach less than an hour a day of core studies
    Written by on 02/07/2013
    Knesset Education Committee meets to discuss amendment that would require haredi schools to teach more hours of nonreligious subjects or risk losing funding.

  • High Court of Justice brings standardized testing to ultra-Orthodox schools
    Written by on 21/02/2013
    Israeli High Court of Justice decision will bring greater Ultra-Orthodox involvement in society and as a result, more economic growth.

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