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2018 Israel Religion & State Index

2018 Israel Religion & State Index

As in previous years, as Rosh HaShanah approaches, Hiddush is proud to publish its annual Israel Religion & State Index, now in its tenth year.


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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

Amsalem Reaches Out To Anglos

Amsalem Reaches Out To Anglos

US–born Rabbi Dov Lipman to seek Knesset seat with ex-Shas maverick MK’s Am Shalem party.

Women On Religious Councils

Women On Religious Councils

Hiddush study shows women make up only 5% of religious councils

IDF Exempts Thousands Of Haredim

IDF Exempts Thousands Of Haredim

Coalition attempts exemptions "under the radar"

Mimouna Festival Supports Conversions

Mimouna Festival Supports Conversions

Festival takes stance resisting coercion

Rabbis are leading the religious struggles

Rabbis are leading the religious struggles

The public is not buying the claim that the shabbat militants are motivated by ethical reasons. 74% of the Jewish public: Judaism unifies, the rabbis divide. 53%: the police are handling the demonstrations too leniently.

Majority in Favor of Transportation on Shabbat

Majority in Favor of Transportation on Shabbat

A survey by the Central Bureau of Statistics also reveals that the majority of the public, including 15% of religious people, are in favor of opening shopping centers outside of cities on shabbat.

Steinitz Surrenders To Shas

Steinitz Surrenders To Shas

The housing ministry is planning close to 60 thousand apartments for Haredim in the periphery. The CEO of Hiddush, Uri Regev: Instead of investing in putting yeshiva students to work, the coalition is doling out a free mortgage to every yeshiva student.

Participation In The March

Participation In The March

The CEO of Ne'emanei Torah Va'Avodah explains on the "Kippah" online site why it was important to participate in the Stretcher March.

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.

Incentives not to work

Incentives not to work

To put the ultra-Orthodox to work, the stipend pipeline must be cut. Any other policy would be irresponsible and endanger Israel and its economy

The Conversion Law Fraud

The Conversion Law Fraud

The conversion law proposal that was supposed to help immigrants from the former Soviet Union has undergone changes which only strengthen the monopoly of the Chief Rabbinate. How the mighty have fallen.

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