Hiddush News, October-December 2011
Rabbi Uri Regev says: “The number one leader is trying to prevent yeshiva students [from] gaining an education and going out to work.”
Shahar Ilan describes how housing reforms favor yeshiva students and religious insitutions
“It won’t be a real transformation until we realize that it doesn’t start with segregation of women and doesn’t end with removal of signs”
“We are trying to determine what kind of society we are – is this a democracy where the majority decides, or is there a minority that pushes everyone in one direction?” Rabbi Uri Regev, the head of Hiddush. Jerusalem Post, 27.12.11.
Israel earns failing score on freedom of religion index along with Iran, Afghanistan, China
Gov’t must explain continued yeshiva payments. Shahar Ilan, Hiddush Vice President, welcomes the decision
Hiddush Vice President, Shahar Ilan shows these payments circumvent legal rules of yeshiva payments
Ultra-Orthodox groups threaten a dance studio because the dancing is not “modest”; dancers respond by lifting their shades and dancing in public.
Hiddush’s joint petition for civil marriage rejected, “time after time the political system gives in to pressure from ultra-Orthodox parties.”
Uri Regev against the proposed all-male committee to select rabbinic judges particularly because of the great impact these judges have on the plight of women.
Rabbi Uri Regev speaks out against the slated all-male committee for appointing rabbinic judges, a further exclusion of women from public space
Rabbi Uri Regev remarks on the removal of women from the public sphere.
Increasing gender segregation and discrimination against women, JTA covers Hiddush’s study of bus lines that force women to the back of the bus
JTA examines the potential integration of ultra-Orthodox men into the workforce, quoting Shahar Ilan on the challenges of population growth
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