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Netanyahu taps ex-justice minister to review conversion policy

Netanyahu taps ex-justice minister to review conversion policy

Moshe Nissim, 82, a former chief rabbi’s son, will work to ensure ‘Jewish unity’ in studying controversial bill


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A rapidly growing number of Israelis support Jewish pluralism and equality in Israel

A rapidly growing number of Israelis support Jewish pluralism and equality in Israel

The 2013 Religion and State Index look at the standing of Reform and Conservative Judaism in Israel for the first time. The results were surprisingly optimistic and show that more and more Israelis see the need to recognize all major Jewish denominations.

The Mendelblit-Bennett plan for Western Wall perpetuates gender and religious discrimination

The Mendelblit-Bennett plan for Western Wall perpetuates gender and religious discrimination

Hiddush CEO Rabbi Uri Regev swiftly responded to the Ministry of Religious Services' newly-installed prayer platform under the Western Wall plaza as a danger to Israel's own interests.

Hiddush advocates for religious freedom in the Davis Cup

Hiddush advocates for religious freedom in the Davis Cup

Israeli Tennis Association agreed to compensate the Beligan Tennis Association more than $13,000 to avoid playing on Yom Kippur. Rabbi Uri Regev: The tournament scheduling must respect freedom of religious expression.

The Peri proposal for the Ultra-Orthodox Draft: Equality in Sharing the Burden, without the equality

The Peri proposal for the Ultra-Orthodox Draft: Equality in Sharing the Burden, without the equality

Hiddush VP Shahar Ilan drafted a position paper outlining the problematic aspects and areas for change in the Peri Commission's proposals for implementing the ultra-Orthodox draft.

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.

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