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Bill would anchor Orthodox practice in law at the Western Wall

Bill would anchor Orthodox practice in law at the Western Wall

Lawmakers from Shas and United Torah Judaism, as well as Likud’s Oren Hazan, David Amsalem and Miki Zohar and Jewish Home’s Betzalel Smotrich, Moti Yogev, and Nissan Slomianksy, have endorsed the proposed legislation, officially lodged on Sunday, that would anchor Orthodox practice in law throughout the entire Western Wall vicinity.


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Chief Rabbi Amar: “The Rabbinate is excellent…We have proven ourselves”

Chief Rabbi Amar: “The Rabbinate is excellent…We have proven ourselves”

Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar responds to recent articles criticizing the Rabbanut’s activities by saying that “the Rabbinate is excellent, and the religious court judiciary is excellent…It is getting better and better, including the way in which it relates to the public.”

U.S. Ambassador: Integration of Ultra-Orthodox American Interest

U.S. Ambassador: Integration of Ultra-Orthodox American Interest

Ambassor Dan Shapiro: It is important to help the ultra-Orthodox population succeed economically. A strong Israel will help the United States, and vice-versa

Hiddush Shows two-thirds of Israelis Support Civil Marriage

Hiddush Shows two-thirds of Israelis Support Civil Marriage

Researchers Drs. Guy Ben-Porat and Yariv Feniger posit that because there is a gap between support for civil marriage and personal interest in having a civil marriage, major political parties do not promote the issue. Hiddush CEO Rabbi Regev: “Leading up to elections, people need to demand that the political party leaders commit themselves to…carry out a civil revolution, including freedom of choice in marriage”

Most who will receive housing subsidies are ultra-Orthodox

Most who will receive housing subsidies are ultra-Orthodox

More than half of housing subsidies will defacto be given to ultra-Orthodox residents, who make up less than 10% of the general population in Israel. Housing Minister Ariel Atias continues to design biased systems instead of fair ones.

Maj. Gen. Avi Zamir warns of the army's growing religious extremism

Maj. Gen. Avi Zamir warns of the army's growing religious extremism

Rabbi Uri Regev, the director of Hiddush, demanded an appointment of an independent civilian body to examine the relationship between the army and religion.

Haredim want Jerusalem high-tech park for housing

Haredim want Jerusalem high-tech park for housing

Hiddush director Rabbi Uri Regev comments on United Torah Judaism Jerusalem city councilmen's idea to move high-tech park in Har Hotzvim for more Haredi housing

50,000 students at haredi institutions exempted from supervision will study as usual on Independence Day

50,000 students at haredi institutions exempted from supervision will study as usual on Independence Day

The law requires a statutory holiday on Independence Day and the schools are funded by the state. Hiddush head Rabbi Regev demands that the Education Ministry ‘make clear to haredi educational institutions that the holiday is mandatory and suspend the funding of any institution that does not honor Independence Day.’

Hiddush slams government exemption of yeshiva students to IDF

Hiddush slams government exemption of yeshiva students to IDF

"The government has launched a mass campaign granting an exemption to yeshiva students and cancelling the people's army like a thief in the night, without even telling the public," said Hiddush Director Rabbi Uri Regev.

Sherman strikes again: Examine most converts

Sherman strikes again: Examine most converts

Rabbinic court judge Avraham Sherman, who previously ruled that Rabbi Druckman’s conversions should be nullified, said in an interview on Walla! that all modern-era conversions are invalid. Hiddush: Yet more proof that conversions need to be taken out of the rabbinate’s hands

‘Israeli governments are selling our children’s future’

‘Israeli governments are selling our children’s future’

In an interview with the magazine TimeOut Jerusalem, the vice president of Hiddush says the organization works to create equality in education and in shouldering the civic burden, and to expose injustices that hurt society as a whole

Chief Rabbinate turns 90: A sad celebration

Chief Rabbinate turns 90: A sad celebration

Hiddush: The festivities are among the most embarrassing and unnecessary events held at the Knesset lately

Implementation begins on reform of the sweeping exemption from military service for yeshiva boys

Implementation begins on reform of the sweeping exemption from military service for yeshiva boys

Yeshiva students aged 22 and up who perform a year long civil service will be exempt from all military service. Hiddush head Rabbi Regev: ‘The government is conducting the exemption operation like thieves in the night’

Budget of Religious Services Ministry nearly doubled in a year

Budget of Religious Services Ministry nearly doubled in a year

Budget for religious buildings grew sevenfold. Hiddush: Dismantle the ministry again

The reviews began, the number of kollel students shrank

The reviews began, the number of kollel students shrank

Tightening supervision of yeshivas led within two months to a drop of 6.5% in the number of registered students. Rabbi Uri Regev: The increase in oversight reviews initiated by the finance and education ministries is sacred work

Anti-secular MK to be reinstated

Anti-secular MK to be reinstated

A former Knesset member who once called seculars "a generation of people who look like beasts and behave like two-legged animals" is to be sworn in again Monday

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