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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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What was Eli Yishai thinking?

What was Eli Yishai thinking?

Eli Yishai's recent comparison of the Six Day War and the Second Lebanon War were not only offensive, they were just plain incorrect.

Human Rights Day in Israel

Human Rights Day in Israel

As we reflect on Human Rights Day, we are reminded of the dire need of Israel to acknowledge its failure in ensuring those promised in both the International Declaration of Human Rights and the Declaration of Independence of Israel itself.

Tzohar Rabbis Disingenuous In Their Campaign

Tzohar Rabbis Disingenuous In Their Campaign

Tzohar’s “victory for the Jewish People” is not in keeping with the pluralistic reality of the Jewish community in the United States from whom they have requested support.

Social justice, religious freedom and the tent protests

Social justice, religious freedom and the tent protests

Protest leaders did their utmost to stick to economic demands.

The Haredi Establishment Versus Ruth the Moabite

The Haredi Establishment Versus Ruth the Moabite

If Ruth the Moabite were alive today, no court in Israel would be able to let her convert, and King David would never have been born. The haredi establishment constitutes an almost impenetrable barrier on the road to Judaism, and its hand is very light on the trigger when it comes to overturning conversions. The time has come to dismantle the haredi monopoly.

A Free Market for Beliefs

A Free Market for Beliefs

A Hiddush program for privatizing religious services and eliminating the monopoly on them.

The MK who sees Israel as an enemy

The MK who sees Israel as an enemy

Yisrael Eichler, returning to the Knesset, lashes out against the state and its institutions. Now’s the time for a government that won’t be dependent on him and his comrades.

How Many Secular Jews Are There Really?

How Many Secular Jews Are There Really?

From media reports, a picture emerges of a strengthening of religion and observance of the commandments among the Jewish population in Israel, but actually, the reality is different: the public support for freedom of religion is steadily growing. Rabbi Uri Regev is convinced that the issue is becoming increasingly political, and whoever doesn't understand this in time will simply lose at the ballot-box.

Good intentions, wrong solution

Good intentions, wrong solution

The international battle over the Rotem conversion bill can only end with Israel instituting the ‘freedom of religion’ principle.

The Lesson Ram Emmanuel Learned in the Holy Land

The Lesson Ram Emmanuel Learned in the Holy Land

Haredim control the area around the Kotel (Western Wall), and anyone whose Judaism is a little different cannot celebrate his Bar Mitzvah there except in the way that they dictate. The White House Chief of Staff got an illustration of the violation of the freedom of religion in Israel.

What's Up With Shas and the Zionist Movement?

What's Up With Shas and the Zionist Movement?

If Shas is not prepared to adopt democracy and equality, its participation in the Zionist Federation should be prevented. If its intentions are opposed to these values, the best thing is for Shas to declare this openly.

The Conversion Law Fraud

The Conversion Law Fraud

The conversion law proposal that was supposed to help immigrants from the former Soviet Union has undergone changes which only strengthen the monopoly of the Chief Rabbinate. How the mighty have fallen.

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