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Israel's exclusion of women and lack of civil burial alternative

Israel's exclusion of women and lack of civil burial alternative

This week Hiddush initiated stern communications to the authorities over two critical issues: 1) the gross breach of responsibility of the Ministry of Religious Services to provide an option for alternative civil burial, and 2) the exclusion of women from a medical conference about women’s health.


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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.

Womens' Right to Choose Their Bus Seats

Womens' Right to Choose Their Bus Seats

According to Hiddush's Director-General Rabbi Uri Regev, "Despite the good intentions of the court, a solution based on voluntary choice is not realistic

Hiddush sent cabinet: Guide to the False Reforms

Hiddush sent cabinet: Guide to the False Reforms

The heads of Hiddush to the ministers: ‘You’re told of a revolutionary military recruitment goal, and in practice all of the kollel students are being exempted from the draft; you’re told that the living stipend for kollel students is being restricted, but no kollel student will lose his stipend’

Summer 2010 Index

Summer 2010 Index

The study was carried out by the Smith Research Institute on behalf of Hiddush – Religious Freedom for Israel

Rabbis Are Leading The Religious Struggles

Rabbis Are Leading The Religious Struggles

The public is not buying the claim that the shabbat militants are motivated by ethical reasons. 74% of the Jewish public: Judaism unifies, the rabbis divide. 53%: the police are handling the demonstrations too leniently.

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