Hiddush News, October-December 2015
The ban on placing Christmas trees in hotels is but one example of the many ways that the rabbinate disregards the law and extorts submission to its norms in breach of the law.
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An in-depth look at a year of shifting sands in the notorious historical status quo of religion and state in the Holy Land
Among the steps that will be taken to increase haredi employment in civil service will be a campaign to increase exposure of haredi community to employment possibilities in public service.
Last week, Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau publicly rebuked Naftali Bennett, Israel’s minister of education and Diaspora affairs. Bennett’s religious sin, per Lau, was visiting the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan, and tweeting an enthusiastic reflection of the school and the love for Israel and Judaism that he had seen there.
Israel's leaders are presenting a dichotomic view of Israel's Jewish character.
Women must be allowed to light Hanukkah candles and say a prayer at the official candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall when the Jewish festival of Hanukkah begins on Sunday (Dec. 6), Israel’s deputy attorney general said this week.
The new law was voted in by a count of 49 in favor and 36 opposed.
The Knesset approved the new version of the military draft bill, meaning draft equality will not be possible before the year 2023. A majority of the Jewish public opposes the bill, including some right-wing voters.
The image of the actress has been removed for posters for the final film in the 'Hunger Games' series hung in the ultra-Orthodox populated cities.
Rabbi Uri Regev, the chief executive of Hiddush, an organization that promotes religious pluralism and freedom in Israel, will speak at seven synagogues in nine days during a trip to the Bay Area that starts this weekend.
If the prime minister wants to make good on his pledge to strengthen non-Orthodox Judaism in Israel, he will have to close the huge gap in state financing that favors the Orthodox movement.
Enlistment to the civilian service was a critical component of the 2014 law, and was expected to make up 40 percent of recruitment from the haredi sector.
Cities are riding roughshod over the bylaws that are designed to protect the special nature of sabbath in the world’s only Jewish state, prompting concerns over discrimination, selective enforcement, and an eroding national identity
In the midst of all that has been going on in Israel, you might wonder why the AJC/J-REC mission to Israel to join Israeli counterparts in a push for alternatives to marriages approved by the Chief Rabbinate is important just now.
High Court of Justice has struck down such payments twice in recent years
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