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Religious extremism emanating from Israel

Religious extremism emanating from Israel

Not content to exert their influence within the Haredi community, fundamentalist religious leaders and their sponsors have taken to attacking the Modern Orthodoxy community, which extols the virtues of Torah together with modernity and secular education.


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Ultra-Orthodox children's paper excludes Israeli flag

Ultra-Orthodox children's paper excludes Israeli flag

An ultra-Orthodox paper in Israel, written in Hebrew, features a story on the history of flags from across the globe. But where is the Israeli flag, where all of these children live?

Did The Global Jewish Forum on Haredim Face the Facts?

Did The Global Jewish Forum on Haredim Face the Facts?

The Jewish Agency and Makom opened the conversation on the impact of ultra-Orthodoxy on Israel and on the Jewish People as a whole, but did they give their participants a full picture?

Israeli teens speak out against draft evasion

Israeli teens speak out against draft evasion

In a recent Facebook group, over 2000 high school seniors have signed a letter condemning governmental policy that exempts ultra-Orthodox from the draft, and demand change

In 2059, the ultra-Orthodox will make up between 23% and 40% of Israel’s population, says Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics

In 2059, the ultra-Orthodox will make up between 23% and 40% of Israel’s population, says Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics

Shahar Ilan, Hiddush Vice President: "Any government that doesn’t work to integrate ultra-Orthodox into society sells out our children's future, the future of Zionism and the future of those ultra-Orthodox children"

Only 40% of ultra-Orthodox high schools teach math and English

Only 40% of ultra-Orthodox high schools teach math and English

Ultra-Orthodox schools for boys are exempted from teaching basic subjects like math and science. Currently, there are 20,000 teens that study at such schools.

Israeli school to its student: If you sing in front of men, you’re gone

Israeli school to its student: If you sing in front of men, you’re gone

Ministry of Education supports the position of the school: OK to prohibit students from participating in activities against Jewish law

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

Israel 2021 Conference Confronts Ultra-Orthodox Workplace Integration

Israel 2021 Conference Confronts Ultra-Orthodox Workplace Integration

Although not part of the scheduled program, many speakers at the Israel 2021 conference sponsored by The Marker newspaper emphasized the necessity of ultra-Orthodox integration into the workforce as a means of socio-economic stability for the country as a whole.

U.S. Ambassador: Integration of Ultra-Orthodox American Interest

U.S. Ambassador: Integration of Ultra-Orthodox American Interest

Ambassor Dan Shapiro: It is important to help the ultra-Orthodox population succeed economically. A strong Israel will help the United States, and vice-versa

Livni: No Core Curriculum, No Funding.

Livni: No Core Curriculum, No Funding.

Livni shared her thoughts at the “Israel 2021 Conference” and in an interview with the newspaper The Marker. Hiddush CEO Rabbi Regev welcomes her comments: “If Livni can fulfill her promise, there can be true social justice.”

Economic Change Will Need Ultra-Orthodox Men

Economic Change Will Need Ultra-Orthodox Men

Hiddush Vice-President, Shahar Ilan, warns the Trajtenberg Committee meeting that economic reform must take into account the lack of young ultra-Orthodox men to the work force.

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.

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