Hiddush News, July-September 2016
The Tzohar organization of rabbis blames the Chief Rabbinate for setting the ground for such phenomenon by imposing immense difficulties on people who wish to convert to Judaism.
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A new Israeli company is offering tailored chupa getaways to couples seeking to escape grip of Orthodoxy
In hearing on 2013 petition brought by Liberal Jewry, High Court president asks why state’s plan for egalitarian prayer plaza has not yet been implemented
Despairing of state intervention on their behalf, Reform and Conservative groups petition court for new guardianship for the holy site, or the appointment of representatives, as well as women.
The number of unmarried couples in Israel rose by almost a third in recent years, a trend that one Jewish pluralism group says exemplifies public frustration with Israel’s marriage policy.
While some European beaches are banning women dressed in "burkinis" and other modest swimwear, and Americans are challenging women's-only swimming hours at public pools, this Israeli beach has long been a haven for women whose strict religious beliefs
A new study has has shown that from 2012 to 2014, unwed Israeli Jews living together has jumped; however, Israeli Muslim couples getting traditionally married has increased.
Central Bureau of Statistics figures show a 29-percent increase in unmarried couples over two-year period.
Shas and UTJ did not ask Netanyahu to fire Transportation Minister Israel Katz though they complained that he had deceived them about work being done on Shabbat.
Women-only beach days offer time for the religious to relax
While some European beaches are banning women dressed in “burkinis” and other modest swimwear, and Americans are challenging women’s-only swimming hours at public pools, this Israeli beach has long been a haven for women whose strict religious beliefs
Only the deepest soul searching and bold action will stave off today’s threat of growing erosion from within.
New directive requires municipal Religious Councils to ensure that at least 30% of members are women.
According to statistics provided by the Hiddush religious pluralism lobbying group there are 49 women serving on 40 of the total 132 religious councils in the country.
Chances for de-escalation between Israel’s religious establishment and non-Orthodox movements in Israel and North America appear increasingly unlikely as new developments pile atop old ones adding layers of injury.
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