Search results for tag " Haredim"

  • Update on COVID-19 and religion
    Written by on 22/01/2021
    Two weeks ago, we wrote that we thought that public and media engagement in Israel regarding the connection between the corona plague and the ultra-Orthodox sector had reached a peak, but as it turned out, the two weeks since then have proven us wrong.

  • Update on COVID-19 and religion
    Written by Uri Regev on 07/01/2021
    There is almost no news broadcast on radio or television these days on the COVID-19 pandemic that does not mention the ultra-Orthodox issue.

  • Transitions Between Religious Groups among Israeli Jews
    Written by on 09/11/2020
    The rate of departure from Israel’s ultra-Orthodox sector far exceeds the rates of secular and Zionist Orthodox Israelis becoming Haredi. This emerges from a new study published by the Israeli Democracy Institute, and it sheds new light on a long-standing debate regarding the phenomenon of Jews becoming ultra-Orthodox in Israel. It is also important to understand what is happening today in the ultra-Orthodox sector in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Should ultra-Orthodox sector determine Israel's pandemic response?
    Written by Uri Regev on 15/10/2020
    In Israel, response to COVID-19 pandemic is largely dictated by the fragile political reality and the extraordinary weight of the ultra-Orthodox political parties.

  • Israeli health authorities are increasingly concerned
    Written by Uri Regev on 02/10/2020
    Israeli health authorities are increasingly concerned about the serious coronavirus outbreak among Hasidic groups, amid reports of widespread flouting of health regulations and plans for mass gatherings over the upcoming Sukkot holiday, following such prohibited gatherings over Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur.

  • Haredi sector is leading Israel toward bankruptcy
    Written by on 30/09/2020
    A recent Haaretz article underscores how the disregard of significant groups in Israel’s ultra-Orthodox community on the issue of restrictions imposed to limit the spread of COVID-19 marks a deadly low point on a path of self-destruction that has been underway for many years, and how Israeli society and government have allowed them to do so.

  • High Court override bill swatted down in Knesset - why?
    Written by Uri Regev on 05/08/2020
    Lawmakers overwhelmingly voted down a bill Wednesday that would have limited the High Court of Justice’s power to strike down laws, after MKs from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party abstained from voting on the opposition measure.

  • The lessons of the 9th of Av then and now
    Written by Uri Regev on 30/07/2020
    Israel and the Jewish World have entered the national fast day of Tisha b’Av, symbolizing the destruction of the First and Second Temples, as well as many other difficult events in Jewish people’s history. Many understand that today's test is not just about remembering the past, but in drawing lessons for the future.

  • Bibi must tell the truth to his ultra-Orthodox partners
    Written by on 29/07/2020
    PM Netanyahu and the Treasury find themselves under escalating pressure of the Haredi Coalition partners to increase funding for the Haredi yeshivas.

  • What’s behind the spread of Coronavirus among Haredim?
    Written by on 19/03/2020
    Since Israel’s Coronavirus-related restrictions were announced, even until last night, it appears that Israel’s ultra-Orthodox population is inclined to ignore the guidelines of the health and police authorities, and there have been many cases of infection reported among this population.

  • Governor of Bank of Israel: ultra-Orthodox Israelis must enter labor market
    Written by on 05/01/2020
    A speech given by the Governor of the Bank of Israel last month reminds us of the danger to the future of the State of Israel if we do not recognize and combat evil. He estimated that the ultra-Orthodox parties’ refusal to enable the full integration of ultra-Orthodox men into the job market and include core curricular studies in their school curricula, will require raising taxes on the rest of the public by about 60%!

  • Israeli Elections, Religion, State and American Jewry
    Written by Uri Regev on 12/09/2019
    Israel has never experienced a similar opportunity to end the decades-old fundamentalist Orthodox hold over its religious Jewish life.

  • 60% of State funds for "youth at risk" go to ultra-Orthodox
    Written by on 18/03/2018
    Hiddush’s mission to advance religious freedom and equality includes an attempt to identify and eliminate “pork barreling” in the religion-state arena, especially when they masquerade as ‘holy.’ Hiddush is in court now to get to the bottom of the use of scarce public funds available to address the challenge of children at risk.

  • New report sheds light on Haredim in Higher Education
    Written by on 29/11/2017
    A recent report by the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel sheds light on another important dimension of the official statistics on Haredim in Higher Education that are so frequently cited by government officials.

  • A Haredi Supreme Court Judge - What does that really mean?
    Written by Uri Regev on 07/03/2017
    There is therefore need for further thinking as to the prerequisites for serving in the state’s judicial institutions in general, and the Supreme Court in particular.

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