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  • The Elephant politicians aren't talking about
    Written by Uri Regev on 02/08/2022
    It has now become increasingly apparent that that whoever is going to serve as Israel's next prime minister aspires to include the Haredi parties in his Coalition.

  • Utah Weddings - Potential Breakthrough
    Written by on 01/08/2022
    In a precedent-setting decision, the Lod District Court ruled earlier this month that civil marriages performed via Zoom under foreign auspices for couples in Israel will be inscribed in Israel’s Population Registry.

  • "The Court Against the Torah!" – Really?!
    Written by Uri Regev on 14/07/2022
    The Lod Administrative Court released a ruling this week that has far-reaching consequences for issues of religion and state, and which opens a significant window of opportunity for freedom of marriage for Israelis.

  • The Women of the Wall want to destroy the Holy of Holies?! Really?!
    Written by on 14/07/2022
    Likud MK Miri Regev's campaign clip illustrates the willingness to embrace ultra-Orthodox doctrines which conflict with the foundations of Western democracy, and which are contrary to the will of the majority of the public who seek to advance freedom of religion and conscience in Israel.

  • Court orders the State of Israel to register Utah online marriages
    Written by on 10/07/2022
    Hiddush - For Religious Freedom and Equality, responds to ruling by Administrative Court ordering the State of Israel to register Utah online marriages

  • Just when you thought they can't sink lower...
    Written by Uri Regev on 30/06/2022
    The son of MK Pindrus, secretary general of the Degel HaTorah party, who is one of those leading attacks in the vilest language on the Bennett / Lapid government, on Reform and Conservative Judaism and on the Supreme Court, led a shocking display of behavior today at the "Ezrat Yisrael" plaza next to the Western Wall, intended for egalitarian prayers of the liberal Jewish denominations.

  • On the Legal Front
    Written by on 30/06/2022
    the battle goes on. It is not just the Women of the Wall or the Pride Parade that are at stake. It’s the soul of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state, and that is why safeguarding the independence and the authority of the Supreme Court is so important in Israel, even if we do not always agree with its rulings.

  • Just when you thought it couldn’t get any lower…
    Written by on 30/06/2022
    Today, after an extremely turbulent year, a new chapter has opened in Israel’s political whirlwind. The Knesset has dispersed, and Israel is returning for another bout of elections, the fifth within the last three years!

  • When Will Israeli Haredi Men Participate in the Workforce?
    Written by Uri Regev on 16/06/2022
    This week, the Committee for Special National Infrastructure Initiatives and Jewish Religious Services, chaired by MK Yulia Malinowsky (Yisrael Beitenu) met to discuss the integration of the ultra-Orthodox population in the Israeli workplace.

  • Hiddush in the US International Religious Freedom Report
    Written by on 16/06/2022
    Hiddush appears prominently in the International Religious Freedom Report for Israel, West Bank, and Gaza which was released on June 3rd by the United States Department of State.

  • When Will Israeli Haredi Men Participate in the Workforce?
    Written by on 16/06/2022
    The Knesset Research Center prepared an update for a meeting of the Knesset Committee for Religious Services and National Enterprises that was held this week, addressing the integration of the ultra-Orthodox sector in the workplace.

  • Lawfare Project vs. Hiddush – They Got it All Wrong
    Written by Uri Regev on 02/06/2022
    We were astonished to read the blatant and baseless attack against Hiddush, which fights for freedom of religion and equality, and against our partners in the petition we filed with Israel’s Supreme Court: The Secular Forum and fourteen parents of Israeli soldiers.

  • Hiddush supports cutting Haredi schools' support
    Written by on 02/06/2022
    There is no more just and vital initiative, than the recently published plans by Minister of Finance Avigdor Lieberman to reduce funding for ultra-Orthodox education networks by 25% (at an estimated NIS 1 billion per year) under the next Economic Arrangements Law.

  • Hiddush supports Initiative to cut support for school networks
    Written by on 02/06/2022
    You cannot have your cake and eat it, too: to claim on the one hand that the ultra-Orthodox educational networks are fulfilling their commitment to teach 100% of the core studies, and on the other hand to refuse participation in external objective examinations.

  • The Weekly Scandal: “Blow up the Supreme Court”
    Written by on 12/05/2022
    How Pindrus and his colleagues perceive Israel: two trees, side by side: portraying Israel’s Independence as a rotting or burned black tree, bearing the stinking fruits of corruption, licentiousness, terror, bereavement, etc. while the tree of the exile bears a glorious display of the finest and brightest fruits such as Shabbat, holiness, kashrut, education, etc.

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