Search results for tag " religious freedom"

  • How is this Passover different?
    Written by on 29/03/2018
    The enslavement of the Israelites in Egypt is an important memory, but, on THIS holiday of freedom, no less important is our awareness of the ongoing battle for freedom of religion and conscience TODAY. Ironically, these are denied to people in Israel, especially to Jews!

  • An End-of-Year review for Hiddush
    Written by Uri Regev on 21/12/2017
    With the end of the year approaching, we turn to you with a request to support the work of Hiddush and generously donate to us to enable us to expand and strengthen our advocacy work to promote freedom of religion and equality for all.

  • U.S. State Department releases International Religious Freedom Report
    Written by on 23/08/2017
    The US State Department’s International Religious Freedom Report for 2016, released last week, diplomatically pans the lack of progress by the Israeli government toward increased religious freedom.

  • Does Shas leader Aryeh Deri promote religious freedom?
    Written by Uri Regev on 27/07/2017
    This week Shas leader and Interior Minister Rabbi Aryeh Deri turned to Israel's Attorney General, demanding that the mandatory guidelines regarding the exclusion of women in the public sphere be suspended and reconsidered.

  • Labor Party Chairman: Accept Reform Conversions!
    Written by on 27/07/2017
    Newly elected Labor Party Chairman Avi Gabbay has come out strongly in favor of religious freedom on issues ranging from education, to public transportation on Shabbat, and to marriage & divorce. More recently, he's expressed support for the official state recognition of Reform conversions.

  • 79% - Promise of freedom of religion has not fully realized in Israel
    Written by on 30/04/2017
    79% of the Israeli Jewish public maintains that Declaration of Independence's promise of freedom of religion and conscience has not yet been fully realized in Israel. 76% support the full realization of this promise.

  • 79% - Promise of freedom of religion has not fully realized in Israel
    Written by on 30/04/2017
    79% of the Israeli Jewish public maintains that Declaration of Independence's promise of freedom of religion and conscience has not yet been fully realized in Israel. 76% support the full realization of this promise.

  • Supreme Court nominations threaten religious freedom
    Written by Uri Regev on 27/02/2017
    Last week, months of nomination deliberations for four positions that will soon become vacant on Israel's Supreme Court came to an end. Israel's Minister of Justice, Ayelet Shaked, the token secular representative of the Zionist Orthodox Jewish Home party, chaired the nominations committee.

  • The 2016 Israel Religion & State Index
    Written by on 04/10/2016
    81% of Israeli Jews are dissatisfied with the Government's activities in the realm of religion & state; 66% support the Kotel compromise; 66% support freedom of marriage; 4 out of 5 secular Jews do not want to marry via the Orthodox Rabbinate.

  • The 2016 Israel Religion & State Index
    Written by on 04/10/2016
    81% of Israeli Jews are dissatisfied with the Government's activities in the realm of religion & state; 66% support the Kotel compromise; 66% support freedom of marriage; 4 out of 5 secular Jews do not want to marry via the Orthodox Rabbinate.

  • In memory of President Shimon Peres z"l
    Written by on 28/09/2016
    Hiddush lovingly remembers President Shimon Peres z"l (1923-2016), a true Israeli hero and champion of civil rights.

  • Chief Rabbinate perverting Sukkot with religious bigotry
    Written by Uri Regev on 06/10/2015
    Only one year ago, Chief Rabbi Lau self-righteously preached to the Pope, proclaiming Israel's greatness in protection of religious freedom, and now he himself aimed to curtail Christian prayer services in Jerusalem.

  • Uri Regev, Religious Pluralism in Israel on L'Chayim
    Written by on 13/02/2015
    Rabbi Uri Regev, President and CEO of Hiddush which promotes freedom of observance and equality in Israel, discusses the problems of marital laws in the State of Israel due to the control of the Orthodox establishment. L'Chayim with Mark S. Golub.

  • Video Blog: Tisha B'av and religious freedom
    Written by on 17/07/2013
    Hiddush's message for Tisha B'av in favor of equality and against theocracy.

  • Hiddush releases proposal for implementing Civil Society in the State of Israel
    Written by on 10/03/2013
    Hiddush released an detailed plan for implementing a civil society in the State of Israel for members of the new Knesset. The proposal is based around an additional basic law to implement religious freedom and conscience in Israel.

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