Conversion in Israel: Three Comments Conversion in Israel: Three Comments

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch praised Israel’s Supreme Court for its landmark ruling this week requiring that people who converted to Judaism in Israel under the auspices of Reform and Conservative rabbis be recognized as Jews and eligible for citizenship under the Law of Return — and warned of the ferocious political battles to come.

Let Marriage Freedom Ring! Let Marriage Freedom Ring!

Hiddush's video on marriage freedom in Israel

Sabbath public transport in Israel - a sea change? Sabbath public transport in Israel - a sea change?

In Israel, public transport on the Sabbath hasn't been available since the founding of the state in those communities that are majority Jewish; but today we may be standing on the cusp of dramatic political change. Rabbi Uri Regev explains.

Uri Regev, Religious Pluralism in Israel on L'Chayim Uri Regev, Religious Pluralism in Israel on L'Chayim

Rabbi Uri Regev, President and CEO of Hiddush which promotes freedom of observance and equality in Israel, discusses the problems of marital laws in the State of Israel due to the control of the Orthodox establishment. L'Chayim with Mark S. Golub.

L'Chayim: Uri Regev - Coalition and Orthodox L'Chayim: Uri Regev - Coalition and Orthodox

Uri Regev, President & CEO of “Hiddush – For Freedom of Religion and Equality,” explains why PM Netanyahu's deals with ultra-Orthodox parties to win their coalition support hurts Israeli democracy and threatens American Jewry's relationship to Israel.

Litzman: Women, not men, should work Litzman: Women, not men, should work

Deputy Health Minister Litzman: Men need not work - Women and the State can pay the bills

Gender Segregation Gender Segregation

Rabbi Uri Regev speaks to the Real News

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Support for Freedom of Religion and Conscience

2021 Israel Religion & State Index

Hiddush released its annual Israel Religion and State Index. This is the 13th Index published by Hiddush since its inception in 2009, published annually on the eve of Rosh HaShanah. The Index is the only systematic and in-depth periodic review of Israel’s adult Jewish public’s attitudes on matters of religion and state.


Segregation & Censorship

Equal status of women a central and important value in the Israeli experience

Equal status of women a central and important value in the Israeli experience

The last few days have provided us with a striking example of Israel's volatile religion/state terrain, which has consumed considerable media attention: The fight that led to the cancellation of a fundraising concert for Rabbi Avraham Elimelech Firer's NGO Ezra LeMarpeh.

Religion in the Army

The Supreme Court ruling on pluralistic IDF burial

The Supreme Court ruling on pluralistic IDF burial

The following is an extract from the Supreme Court ruling on Hiddush’s petition on pluralistic military burials in Israel, handed down on August 8, 2019. The Court’s opinion was written by Justice Anat Baron with the consent of Justices Elron and Grosskopf.

Democracy & Rights

Not antisemitism, rather: democracy defending itself

Not antisemitism, rather: democracy defending itself

Reading through the ultra-Orthodox parties’ official media outlets in recent days brings up yet another crucial consideration, which justifies the demand that these parties be kept out or neutralized in the next government coalition, as the majority of the public clearly wishes.