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73% Israeli Jews support the use of public transportation on Shabbat

73% Israeli Jews support the use of public transportation on Shabbat

At a Knesset hearing, Hiddush presented a recent public opinion survey measuring the extent of support among Israeli Jews for public transportation on Shabbat. According to the findings, 73% of the Jewish public supports partial or full availability of public transportation on Shabbat.


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U.S. State Department reports limitations on religious freedom despite opposition from most citizens

U.S. State Department reports limitations on religious freedom despite opposition from most citizens

The U.S. State Department 2010 Report on International Religious Freedom sites increasing tension in Israeli society between secular and ultra-Orthodox citizens on issues such as housing allocations, military service exemptions and allocations for religious institutions of study. The report also lists a series of cases of violence against women in terms of extreme demands for modest dress and gender separation.

Supreme Court Petition to Allow Civil Marriage

Supreme Court Petition to Allow Civil Marriage

Hiddush CEO Rabbi Uri Regev remarks “The reality which denies the basic human right of marriage to hundreds of thousands of Israeli citizens is intolerable.”

Trajtenberg Committee Recommends Compulsory core curriculum, limiting the study of young men in yeshiva.

Trajtenberg Committee Recommends Compulsory core curriculum, limiting the study of young men in yeshiva.

The Trajtenberg Committee, appointed by the Prime Minister to address the public’s concern on socio-economic issues, has released its findings. They have made bold recommendations, asking to require ultra-Orthodox schools to utilize core curriculum, and limit publicly funded yeshiva study to five years except in the case of prodigies. CEO Rabbi Uri Regev called for Netanyahu to implement the recommendations in full and stave off pressures from ultra-Orthodox political parties.

Economic Change Will Need Ultra-Orthodox Men

Economic Change Will Need Ultra-Orthodox Men

Hiddush Vice-President, Shahar Ilan, warns the Trajtenberg Committee meeting that economic reform must take into account the lack of young ultra-Orthodox men to the work force.

Chabad Hassidism is anti-Zionist

Chabad Hassidism is anti-Zionist

The Lubavitcher Rebbe defined Israel as ‘bitter exile and double-fold darkness.’ Senior Chabad members describe the Rebbe as one of the great fighters against Zionism. Hiddush head Rabbi Regev calls on the government ‘to stop the campaign of debasement before the anti-Zionist Hassidic sect and order and end to funding and all contact between the state and Chabad.’

After the buses: gender segregation reaches share taxis

After the buses: gender segregation reaches share taxis

The segregation between women and men does not end with the ‘Mehadrin Lines.’ Hiddush’s spokesman personally experienced segregation in share taxis: ‘I was removed from the vehicle after a single stop, because women would not let me sit next to them.’ Taxi drivers say segregation has them setting out with half-empty cabs

Hiddush to Labor Party candidates: Spell out your positions on issues

Hiddush to Labor Party candidates: Spell out your positions on issues

Hiddush sent the six candidates a questionnaire in which it asks them to specify their positions on a series of subjects: civil marriage, core curriculum studies, conversion, funding for yeshivas, and more. Hiddush: Labor’s positions on matters of religion and state will significantly affect its chances of recovery

Who revoked Ruth's conversion?

Who revoked Ruth's conversion?

On the eve of Shavuot, Hiddush launches campaign to bring attention to the issue of conversion in Israel

Women On Religious Councils

Women On Religious Councils

Hiddush study shows women make up only 5% of religious councils

Following Hiddush report, Margi Undertakes to Appoint Women to Religious Councils

Following Hiddush report, Margi Undertakes to Appoint Women to Religious Councils

In a letter to Hiddush head Rabbi Uri Regev, the religious affairs minister writes that Shas leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef also favors appointing women council members. Regev: ‘Breakthrough is welcome but Shas still views women as decoration and not a single woman is in charge of a council’

National Service Not Enough

National Service Not Enough

Hiddush commissioned poll: Opposition to Tal Law

Hiddush Poll: Support For Gay Marriage

Hiddush Poll: Support For Gay Marriage

Hiddush’s Religion and State Index, conducted by the Smith Research Institute: 53% of Israel’s Jewish citizens, including 74% of secular Jews, are in favor of letting same-sex partners get married

MK Sees Israel As Enemy

MK Sees Israel As Enemy

The Hiddush organization for religious freedom and equality, published a report Monday listing many instances in which Eichner berated the secular public and the state.

High Court petition: Stop continued payment of stipends to kollel students

High Court petition: Stop continued payment of stipends to kollel students

The National Union of Israeli Students, Hiddush, Israel Religious Action Center, and other organizations are asking the court to bar continued payment of an allowance that the High Court of Justice struck down half a year ago

Poll: Year of national service no substitute

Poll: Year of national service no substitute

The poll was commissioned by the Hiddush organization and according to it, there is massive opposition among the public to the principal clause in the reform, approved by the government, to the Tal Law.

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