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Hiddush reveals: proposed bill to increase yeshiva stipends

Hiddush reveals: proposed bill to increase yeshiva stipends

Hiddush causes proposed bill to increase stipends for non-working yeshiva students to be widely covered by the media. Ultra-Orthodox parties demand to include many more yeshiva students, and provide them with much more funding.


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Rabbi Uri Regev calls on Minister Lapid to keep tabs on Rabbi Pinto's earnings

Rabbi Uri Regev calls on Minister Lapid to keep tabs on Rabbi Pinto's earnings

Hiddush CEO calls on Israeli Finance Minister to increase supervision over funds flowing into the pockets of "Rabbis of the Stars" to prevent further criminal actions.

Hiddush at the forefront of Supreme Court litigation in equality in sharing the burden

Hiddush at the forefront of Supreme Court litigation in equality in sharing the burden

While it is a trying analogy, one cannot escape that fact that Al Capone was thrown in jail for evading taxes after the authorities followed his money trail. We foresee a similar trend in the religion and state battle today in Israel.

Hiddush's Annual Israel Religion and State Index: 2012

Hiddush's Annual Israel Religion and State Index: 2012

Support for religious freedom rises to 85%, 67% say Haredi MKs distance public from Judaism, 76% dissatisfied with government policies on religion

A curriculum rotten to the core

A curriculum rotten to the core

A core curriculum should include knowledge, skills and values that the Education Ministry believes represent a common denominator shared by all graduates of the nation's school system.

Hiddush VP testifies: No partner in ultra-Orthodox leadership

Hiddush VP testifies: No partner in ultra-Orthodox leadership

Hiddush Vice President Shahar Ilan testified last week before the Plesner Committee on Equal Sharing of Civic Burdens. “Anyone who thinks there is a respected ultra-Orthodox authority who is ready to encourage yeshiva students to serve should suggest him. Even Rav Shteinman, presented as a moderate, leads the fight against compulsory service."

Lapid announces hollow plan to integrate ultra-Orthodox

Lapid announces hollow plan to integrate ultra-Orthodox

Yair Lapid proposes a five year exemption of yeshiva students. Hiddush President Uri Regev warns: "This would be the end of the People's army"

82% of Israeli Jews support a law of mandatory conscription for yeshiva students

82% of Israeli Jews support a law of mandatory conscription for yeshiva students

68% of Israeli Jews support denying subsidies to those who don’t serve in the army, 69% support the Supreme Court decision to invalidate the Tal Law*, and 82% support passing a law that would force most yeshiva students to enlist.

All time high in yeshiva student numbers: about 114,000

All time high in yeshiva student numbers: about 114,000

How many new publicly funded yeshiva students have there been in the past two year? The answer: 11,000. And how many new yeshiva students have either enlisted in the army or national service increased by only 500.

Hiddush Poll: 78% of the Jewish Israelis support recommendations of the Trajtenberg Committee

Hiddush Poll: 78% of the Jewish Israelis support recommendations of the Trajtenberg Committee

78% of the Jewish population of Israel support the recommendations of the Trajtenberg committee dealing with integrating ultra-Orthodox men into the work force, enforcing core curriculum, and limiting funding for yeshivas

Yeshiva Students Cheat Ministry

Yeshiva Students Cheat Ministry

10,000 Yeshiva students have been playing hooky and bilking Israel’s Ministry of Education of NIS 4.5 million, according to a recent audit.

Different Totals For Haredi Population

Different Totals For Haredi Population

Four separate surveys involve completely different results

Baseless Myths about Haredim, Work, and Education

Baseless Myths about Haredim, Work, and Education

Haredim want to work? There’s a revolution of increased Haredi employment? Yeshiva studies improve the mind so well that graduates can learn any subject easily? Let’s not get carried away.

Thou shalt not work

Thou shalt not work

The Haredi press is a barrier to the integration of the ultra-Orthodox into the job market.

Students petition continued kollel stipends

Students petition continued kollel stipends

Five weeks after the govt. approved the continued payment of stipends to kollel students, public advocacy and student groups filed a petition on Sunday to the court demanding that it prevent the govt. from continuing to pay.

Knesset approves reading of housing law

Knesset approves reading of housing law

Regev,"under the guise of a social law, the haredi parties are trying to pass a law to give 'free mortgages to Yeshiva students.'"

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