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80% of Israel's religious councils have only one woman

80% of Israel's religious councils have only one woman

Only 70 women currently serve nationwide (on 58 of Israel's religious councils). They represent 17% of the total 407 religious council members throughout Israel.


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Women only 5 percent of religious councils

Women only 5 percent of religious councils

Only one woman was appointed as a member of a religious council in 2011. Not a single council chair is female. Hiddush President, Rabbi Uri Regev: The horrific discrimination against women on religious councils only provides more proof that they must be eliminated and their responsibilities transferred to local authorities.

Tzohar Rabbis Disingenuous In Their Campaign

Tzohar Rabbis Disingenuous In Their Campaign

Tzohar’s “victory for the Jewish People” is not in keeping with the pluralistic reality of the Jewish community in the United States from whom they have requested support.

A Free Market for Beliefs

A Free Market for Beliefs

A Hiddush program for privatizing religious services and eliminating the monopoly on them.

Human Rights And The Supreme Court

Human Rights And The Supreme Court

Israel has never had a constitution and has relied on its Declaration of Independence and judges to maintain equality

Municipal Rabbis Get 250% Raise

Municipal Rabbis Get 250% Raise

In a struggling economy, the ultra-Orthodox lock in a 250% raise for their own municipal rabbis

 Margi received pension of NIS 1.8 million

Margi received pension of NIS 1.8 million

An employee fired from the Religious Affairs Ministry filed a suit alleging that the pension monies were paid to the minister illegally

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.

The Lesson Ram Emmanuel Learned in the Holy Land

The Lesson Ram Emmanuel Learned in the Holy Land

Haredim control the area around the Kotel (Western Wall), and anyone whose Judaism is a little different cannot celebrate his Bar Mitzvah there except in the way that they dictate. The White House Chief of Staff got an illustration of the violation of the freedom of religion in Israel.

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