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This week: just the latest in religious discrimination

This week: just the latest in religious discrimination

Next week, Hiddush's annual Israel Religion & State Index will be published, and it will become clear just how much the gap between the public's will and the policies of Israel's elected official's has increased.


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Values we should expect from the chief rabbis of Jerusalem

Values we should expect from the chief rabbis of Jerusalem

There is grave concern that instead of the necessary attributes for those fit to serve as Jerusalem’s chief rabbis, the selection will instead be based upon political deals and ulterior motives.

Christian intolerance towards the Jews of Huxley

Christian intolerance towards the Jews of Huxley

Jewish organizations, as expected, come to the defense of the Jewish community of Huxley, as Christian leaders attempt to ban their prayer event. But what would Jewish organizations do in the reverse situation?

Israeli news series demonstrates the urgency of freedom of marriage

Israeli news series demonstrates the urgency of freedom of marriage

Israel's Channel 10 News ran a four-part series about the issue of marriage in Israel and the Chief Rabbinate's monopoly over this basic right. The timing and content serve as a major boost for efforts for freedom of marriage.

D'var Torah for Parashat Re'eh: Thou shalt fight racism!

D'var Torah for Parashat Re'eh: Thou shalt fight racism!

Rabbi Uri Regev writes about the weekly torah portion in relation to recent events that endanger both Judaism and democracy in Israel

Op-ed: The Shabbat Ordinance

Op-ed: The Shabbat Ordinance

In his latest op-ed, Rabbi Uri Regev suggests that wile addressing the Shabbat prohibitions and limitations – let’s not forget the need to invest in alternative, contemporary ways to enhance the positive spirit of Shabbat.

Hiddush praises world Jewry's growing support for marriage freedom in Israel

Hiddush praises world Jewry's growing support for marriage freedom in Israel

Recent developments that promote freedom of marriage in Israel point to a renewed and strengthened partnership between Israeli and Diaspora communities and organizations.

Supreme Court strikes down discriminatory stipends for yeshiva students

Supreme Court strikes down discriminatory stipends for yeshiva students

The petition initiated by Hiddush and partnering organizations demonstrated the failure of Israel's previous government coalition.

Hypocrisy and self-righteousness?

Hypocrisy and self-righteousness?

Should Israelis and world Jewry be satisfied with the chief rabbis’ pronouncements during Pope Francis’s recent visit to Israel? On the surface, the answer is “yes.”

Hiddush celebrates Israeli independence and great strides for gender equality

Hiddush celebrates Israeli independence and great strides for gender equality

Israel's Day of Indepedence in 2014 marks the 66th anniversary of the date when Israel's founding promise of "freedom of religion and conscience" was declared in the Israeli Declaration of Independence. Hiddush is still work tirelessly to help Israel in fully realizing that promise.

The Haredi Draft Law: Problems and concerns

The Haredi Draft Law: Problems and concerns

Now that the Haredi draft law has been passed and implemented, the Israeli public will slowly realize that there is no equality in this law, only disappointment.

The Law for Equality in Sharing the Burden will do exactly the opposite of its intent

The Law for Equality in Sharing the Burden will do exactly the opposite of its intent

As the Shaked Committee finishes up its final touches on preparing the Haredi Draft Law for its final votes in the Knesset, the Israeli public will slowly realize that there is no equality in this law, only dissapointment.

Hiddush's Supreme Court petition stops illegal funding to ultra-Orthodox draft dodgers

Hiddush's Supreme Court petition stops illegal funding to ultra-Orthodox draft dodgers

Hiddush's petition to the Supreme Court resulted in the landmark decision to freeze funding to yeshiva students who do not draft into the army. This is a necessary step to achieving equality in sharing the burden between all sectors of Israeli society.

The American Jewish Committee workshop: A step of exceptional importance

The American Jewish Committee workshop: A step of exceptional importance

The American Jewish Committee brought together leaders and scholars from America and Israel to form a strategic path towards freedom of religion in Israel and equality between Israeli and Diaspora Jewry.

Rabbi Uri Regev's op-ed on the Rabbi Avi Weiss saga: The battle must continue!

Rabbi Uri Regev's op-ed on the Rabbi Avi Weiss saga: The battle must continue!

American Jewry has much to learn from the latest fiasco between the Israeli Chief Rabbinate and American Orthodoxy. It reveals their potential for positive change and provides a powerful model for achieving freedom of religion and equality in Israel.

Nine Reasons why Hiddush is beginning 2014 on the right foot

Nine Reasons why Hiddush is beginning 2014 on the right foot

Within the first few weeks of 2014, there have already been several noticeably positive strides regarding religion and state in Israel.

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