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How is this Passover different?

How is this Passover different?

The enslavement of the Israelites in Egypt is an important memory, but, on THIS holiday of freedom, no less important is our awareness of the ongoing battle for freedom of religion and conscience TODAY. Ironically, these are denied to people in Israel, especially to Jews!


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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

High Court debates Tal Law

High Court debates Tal Law

Statistics on haredi enlistment leave justices unimpressed

Women Have Right To Choose Bus Seat

Women Have Right To Choose Bus Seat

The Hiddush organization for religious freedom and equality expressed similar sentiments to the Masorti movement, saying in a statement that "the Supreme Court's decision means that sexual harassment of women in the mehadrin lines will continue."

Knesset Approves Reading Of Housing Laws

Knesset Approves Reading Of Housing Laws

Regev,"under the guise of a social law, the haredi parties are trying to pass a law to give 'free mortgages to Yeshiva students.'"

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