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Growing frictions between religion and state in Israel

Growing frictions between religion and state in Israel

Israel's Supreme Court has handed down two decisions that demonstrate the critical importance of an independent civil judiciary, but the Government Coalition continues to capitulate to the ultra-Orthodox political parties.


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Hiddush blasts rabbinic ruling against iPhones

Hiddush blasts rabbinic ruling against iPhones

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Hiddush petitions to the Supreme Court against rabbinical courts' excommunication practices

Hiddush petitions to the Supreme Court against rabbinical courts' excommunication practices

In a landmark case, Hiddush petitioned to the Israeli Supreme Court on behalf of an ultra-Orthodox resident of Elad to annul the writ of refusal issued by a rabbinical court for filing a case in Israel's civil courts.

Hiddush appeal brings prosecution against rabbinic courts who threaten excommunication

Hiddush appeal brings prosecution against rabbinic courts who threaten excommunication

In response to an appeal filed by Hiddush- Freedom of Religion for Israel, Yehuda Weinstein, Israel's Attorney General directed the Ministry of Religious Services to take legal action against private rabbinic authorities that attempt to excommunicate individuals who file cases in State civil courts.

Hiddush outraged by possibility of all-male committee for Rabbinic appointment

Hiddush outraged by possibility of all-male committee for Rabbinic appointment

Suggested appointments for the Committee for Rabbinical Judges would leave the committee without female members, exacerbating and intensifying the already gender-discriminatory rabbinic court system

Ex-ultra-Orthodox mom won’t lose child

Ex-ultra-Orthodox mom won’t lose child

Haredi father sought to deny his ex-wife custody of their children. The court denied his request

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