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  • 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.

  • Agunot – A Sharp Indictment of Israel’s Rabbinic Courts
    Written by on 31/03/2022
    “This should have been the mission of the halakhic decisors: to make sure no woman finds herself for even one day or one night without a divorce!”

  • Civil Marriage – are we getting closer?
    Written by on 18/02/2022
    In Israel, there has been increased attention on marriage rights in general and civil marriage in particular. A significant part of Hiddush’s work is focused on these very issues. This month alone, two Knesset committees have held hearings on the matter.

  • What’s mine is mine, and what’s yours is mine
    Written by Uri Regev on 22/06/2020
    Banning public transportation on the Sabbath is part of an existential confrontation over the soul of the State of Israel.

  • Hiddush on the Knesset TV channel
    Written by Uri Regev on 24/10/2019
    I'd like to share my insights from a panel I participated in today, broadcast on the Knesset TV channel. In the program, a panel of two reacts to the political events of the day. My co-panelist was an Orthodox economist who plays a leadership role in the Jewish Home party.

  • Politicians attempt to castrate the Supreme Court
    Written by on 06/05/2018
    The Israeli public trusts the Supreme Court, not Israel's politicians, according to a survey recently commissioned by Hiddush, in light of politicians' recent attempt to castrate the High Court of Justice, in order to prevent the Court from mandating that the State of Israel enlist yeshiva students and to allow the Government Coalition to enact additional discriminatory laws according to the ultra-Orthodox parties' demands without fear of these being ruled illegal by the High Court of Justice.

  • Politicians attempt to castrate the Supreme Court
    Written by on 06/05/2018
    The Israeli public trusts the Supreme Court, not Israel's politicians, according to a survey recently commissioned by Hiddush, in light of politicians' recent attempt to castrate the High Court of Justice, in order to prevent the Court from mandating that the State of Israel enlist yeshiva students and to allow the Government Coalition to enact additional discriminatory laws according to the ultra-Orthodox parties' demands without fear of these being ruled illegal by the High Court of Justice.

  • The Knesset's pending vote on the Convenience Store Bill
    Written by on 02/01/2018
    Hiddush sent all members of the Knesset the following report in advance of the Knesset vote on operating convenience stores on Shabbat in Israel. What does the public think of the Government's acquiescence to the ultra-Orthodox parties' demands to use legislative and policy channels in order to pass a law against operating local businesses on Shabbat?

  • Jerusalem’s destruction – past events and current concerns
    Written by Uri Regev on 14/08/2016
    Only the deepest soul searching and bold action this Tisha b'Av will stave off today’s threat of growing erosion from within the Jewish people and Jewish, democratic State.

  • Hiddush presents: Marriage freedom by the numbers
    Written by on 13/01/2016
    Hiddush released its new presentation titled, 'Marriage Freedom in Israel: by the Numbers,' which provides answers to the questions most often asked about the condition of marriage freedom in Israel, and related issues. Shahar Ilan, the Hiddush VP of Research and Information, presented the data at the meeting of the Knesset's Peoplehood, Religion, & State Caucus.

  • MK Ksenia Svetlova: Proud advocate for religious freedom
    Written by David Bogomolny on 15/06/2015
    Journalist-turned-MK Ksenia Svetlova deliberately injected the politically unpopular question of religious freedom back into the public discourse after being elected to the Knesset. What drove her?

  • Overwhelming majority of voters STILL want Ultra-Orthodox Parties out of coalition
    Written by Uri Regev on 26/03/2015
    According to a March 24 poll conducted by Rafi Smith Polling Institute for Hiddush – Freedom of Religion in Israel, 62% of Israelis support a government without the ultra-Orthodox parties; 87% prefer that control of the Knesset Finance Committee be given to Kulanu, rather than United Torah Judaism (UTJ).

  • Overwhelming majority of voters STILL want Ultra-Orthodox Parties out of coalition
    Written by on 26/03/2015
    According to a March 24 poll conducted by Rafi Smith Polling Institute for Hiddush – Freedom of Religion in Israel, 62% of Israelis support a government without the ultra-Orthodox parties; 87% prefer that control of the Knesset Finance Committee be given to Kulanu, rather than United Torah Judaism (UTJ).

  • Voters Respond: Ultra-Orthodox Parties - in or out?
    Written by on 09/12/2014
    Rabbi Uri Regev discusses the results of the latest Rafi Smith Institute Poll, and the role of the undecided voters in the upcoming March 17 elections.

  • Overwhelming majority of voters want Ultra-Orthodox Parties out of coalition
    Written by Uri Regev on 09/12/2014
    According to a December 3 poll, 62% of Israeli voters do not want the ultra-Orthodox parties in the next government, and 74% do not want to increase public funding for yeshivas. But most importantly: how will the undecided voters sway the upcoming March 17 elections?

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