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  • This is not the democracy we aspire to
    Written by Uri Regev on 07/01/2021
    The thoughts of many of our readers, especially in the United States, are on yesterday's events in Washington, DC. It’s hard to believe that those events occurred, and they will make their mark on American society and politics for a long time to come.

  • 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.

  • Israel-Diaspora consultation by law?
    Written by Uri Regev on 29/10/2020
    In the last few days, several noble initiatives converged and have been shared widely both with world Jewry and the Knesset. They focus on formalizing a process of consultation between Israel and world Jewish leadership on issues that directly affect the diaspora.

  • 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.

  • 2020 Israel Religion & State Index
    Written by on 22/09/2020
    We are proud to present you with Hiddush’s twelfth annual Israel Religion & State Index. This Index is published during a turbulent time in Israel’s history, in which the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and its severe impact upon the economy and society are interlaced with the strife-laden and unstable political system.

  • 2020 Israel Religion & State Index
    Written by on 22/09/2020
    We are proud to present you with Hiddush’s twelfth annual Israel Religion & State Index. This Index is published during a turbulent time in Israel’s history, in which the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and its severe impact upon the economy and society are interlaced with the strife-laden and unstable political system.

  • Interview with CEO of UJA Federation New York
    Written by on 07/05/2020
    An interview with Eric Goldstein, CEO of UJA Federation New York [ESG], regarding the complex relationship between American Jewry / the NY Jewish Federation and Israel, the attitude toward Haredim, pluralism, the non-Orthodox streams, religion and state, marriage and ‘Who is a Jew’. Kikar Ha’Shabat representative, Rabbi Benjamin Goldschmidt, conducted the interview [RBG].

  • Israeli elections: insights and lessons
    Written by on 06/03/2020
    Hiddush is non-partisan, and it does not take a stand regarding the political clash between the left- and right-wing, and we refrain from endorsing political parties or discouraging people from voting for any particular party. Our focus is solely on the pursuit of religious freedom and equality. With that in mind, some preliminary observations are important as we assess the significance and causes of the election outcome.

  • Vision Statement: Israel as a Jewish democratic state
    Written by on 24/02/2020
    The following statement is issued by a diverse group of Jews in Israel and the Diaspora*, all of whom greatly admire and appreciate the tremendous achievements of the State of Israel. We, who are committed to Israel’s growing strength and vitality, as well as its bonds with world Jewry, hold that Israel's unfulfilled promise of complete freedom of religion and conscience can no longer be left to politics alone.

  • Political parties’ commitment to religious freedom will help at polls
    Written by on 19/02/2020
    The formula for success in Israel’s March ’20 elections: Declare your party’s commitment to the fight for religious freedom & equality. 54% of the Israeli Jewish public responded that such a commitment by the parties running for election would increase the likelihood of their voting for those parties.

  • Who accounts for Yisrael Beiteinu's increased share of voters?
    Written by Uri Regev on 19/02/2020
    For years, Hiddush has underscored the political potential of emphasizing the battle to advance religious freedom and equality in the Israeli political arena, as has been proven in practice several times in Israel’s elections history. Analysis of the implications of this issue for the recent Israeli elections is included in an article that was recently published in the Israeli daily business newspaper – the Calcalist.

  • January 2020 Israeli Voice Index data analysis
    Written by on 07/02/2020
    Earlier this week, the Israel Democracy Institute’s important monthly survey was published: the Israeli Voice Index. Looking through the full data set and analyzing it provides additional insights, including in the field of religion and state, which support the findings of Hiddush’s regular public opinion surveys.

  • 2019 Israel Democracy Index published by IDI
    Written by on 10/01/2020
    This week, the IDI published its annual Israel Democracy Index, with highlights available online. What follows is a selection of Hiddush’s highlights from this Index, which focus on significant observations in the area of religion & state.

  • Survey: recognition of non-Jewish family members under Law of Return
    Written by on 06/01/2020
    62% of Israel’s adult Jewish public does not consider religious conversion through the Chief Rabbinate as a necessary condition for recognizing the Jewishness of immigrants who are the family members of Jews but whose mothers are not Jewish.

  • 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%!

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