Hiddush News, October-December 2014
Israeli restaurants and hotels can lose their kosher certification if they put up Christmas decorations or even hold parties for New Year’s Eve. Rabbi Uri Regev says the Rabbinate’s policies reflect a deep hostility toward Christianity and non-Orthodox Judaism.
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Finance committee approves allocation at behest of Netanyahu-controlled treasury.
Seeking to head off the issues of using Kameyo’s in the election campaign, Hiddush has already petitioned the Central Election Committee to ban their use as part of electioneering.
Hiddush protests Rabbinical endorsement for hareidi parties, promises of blessings, curses to voters.
The High Court of Justice ruled on Thursday that a rabbinical court was within its rights to retroactively annul a conversion because the convert in question had deceived the court when she said she undertook to observe Jewish law.
Israeli election law prohibits anyone from promising spiritual reward, blessings, health, or wealth if a voter chooses a particular political party.
Whatever had been accomplished in the 19th Knesset is now history, but despite the temporary setback, that fight continues both, a concerted effort to break the Haredi monopoly on personal-status issues such as marriage, divorce and conversion.
A simple analysis shows that the only significant change between the current government and the next one will be a replacement of the center-right government by a government comprising the right and the ultra-Orthodox parties.
Forget the Haredi draft and integration of yeshiva students into the workforce - once the ultra-Orthodox join Israel's coalition, this government's reforms will die.
Hiddush demanded from the Attorney General that he open an investigation of Rabbi Mordechai Blau for suspicion of using threats and extortion against hareidi women to intimidate them and prevent them from running for office.
The poll was conducted last week on a sample of 500 respondents representing a statistical sample of the adult population and published over the weekend.
Since 1981, at least one of the haredi parties has been a coalition partner in 11 out of the 15 governments.
Benjamin Netanyahu decided he can’t govern with the center-left parties of Yesh Atid and Hatnua, and intends to build an alternative coalition with the Haredi parties, which he left out of the government in 2013.
A two-year sentence for those performing or participating in illegal ceremonies is upheld in a committee vote
Uri Regev requested of Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein to require that any agreement arrived at between Prime Minister Netanyahu and the hareidi religious parties be publicized before the vote takes place on early elections.
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