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MK Gafni's hatred of Reform Jews trumps matters of life and death

MK Gafni's hatred of Reform Jews trumps matters of life and death

MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni's remarks about leaning politically to the left at this year's Haaretz's "Peace Conference" were subsequently covered widely in the media, and even caused some internal furor within UTJ.


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U.S. Supreme Court decision renews call for freedom of marriage in Israel

U.S. Supreme Court decision renews call for freedom of marriage in Israel

Hiddush welcomed the United States Supreme Court decision to deem the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. Will this historic decision pave the way for civil and non-Orthodoxo marriage in Israel?

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The "Hardak" Phenomenon and the next phase in the ultra-Orthodox service conflict

What started as an anticipated and natural debate over ultra-Orthodox enlistment in the army turned into an unruly wave of internal violence against ultra-Orthodox IDF soldiers

Civil Marriage in Israel: An issue of global concern and action

Civil Marriage in Israel: An issue of global concern and action

As more Jewish organizations and communities in Israel and the Diapsora work together to promote freedom of marriage in Israel, the greater the chances that Israeli policymakers will understand the need for civil marriage in Israel.

New government coalition agreement will grant close to 50,000 exemptions for yeshiva students from the Israeli army

New government coalition agreement will grant close to 50,000 exemptions for yeshiva students from the Israeli army

New coalition agreement plan will grant almost 50,000 additional exemptions for yeshiva students from serving in the army. The IDF enlists 46,000 jewish males each year. Where is the equality here?

Hiddush analyzes the impact of the new coalition agreements on religion/state in Israel

Hiddush analyzes the impact of the new coalition agreements on religion/state in Israel

Little and unsatisfactory reference to religious freedom, Equality in shouldering civic burden obligation to serve only starts in 4 years, in the meantime, full exemption to yeshiva students over the age of 22. Potential dramatic cuts in subsidies to ultra-Orthodox sector.

Hiddush honors the memory of Rabbi David Hartman z

Hiddush honors the memory of Rabbi David Hartman z"l

On the passing of Rabbi David Hartman z''l, a prominent Orthodox Rabbi and Jewish philosopher, Hiddush would like to extend its condolences to the Hartman family and the entire Shalom Hartman Institute community.

Hiddush's Annual Israel Religion and State Index: 2012

Hiddush's Annual Israel Religion and State Index: 2012

Support for religious freedom rises to 85%, 67% say Haredi MKs distance public from Judaism, 76% dissatisfied with government policies on religion

First non-Orthodox rabbi recognized by State of Israel

First non-Orthodox rabbi recognized by State of Israel

Israel's first non-Orthodox rabbi will be recognized by the State. Rabbi Uri Regev: "time will tell whether the government will actually carry out this new policy in good faith"

Mofaz and Netanyahu unity government must promote equality

Mofaz and Netanyahu unity government must promote equality

Amid the shocking news of the Netanyahu and Mofaz unity government, it is critical "to take advantage of having a clear civil majority in the coalition to advance the recommendations of the Trajtenberg Committee", and promote true equality in Israel.

Lapid announces hollow plan to integrate ultra-Orthodox

Lapid announces hollow plan to integrate ultra-Orthodox

Yair Lapid proposes a five year exemption of yeshiva students. Hiddush President Uri Regev warns: "This would be the end of the People's army"

What will become of the North?

What will become of the North?

If new ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods forming in the North of Israel are not accompanied by job creation, these areas will become a poverty trap.

MK Eichler: Reform Jews worse than Arabs

MK Eichler: Reform Jews worse than Arabs

Hiddush CEO, Rabbi Uri Regev: Eichler’s behavior reveals the sad truth of the ultra-Orthodox parties in the Israeli Knesset is deep hatred of the other, simply because they are other.

All time high in yeshiva student numbers: about 114,000

All time high in yeshiva student numbers: about 114,000

How many new publicly funded yeshiva students have there been in the past two year? The answer: 11,000. And how many new yeshiva students have either enlisted in the army or national service increased by only 500.

Hiddush commends Supreme Court ruling on Tal Law

Hiddush commends Supreme Court ruling on Tal Law

Today’s historic Supreme Court ruling, by a majority of 6:3, voided the “Tal Law” and said mass exemption of Yeshiva students from military service must be stopped

Picture of Maj. Gen. Orna Babibay erased from ultra-Orthodox paper

Picture of Maj. Gen. Orna Babibay erased from ultra-Orthodox paper

The face of the head of Human Resources for the IDF was completely erased, while her body remained on a Knesset panel discussion the Tal Law.

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