Search results for tag "Israel"

  • Gov’t aims to pass law on haredi draft by August 15
    Written by on 11/07/2013
    Declaration comes in High Court hearing addressing requests for immediate drafting of haredim, cut in subsidies for yeshivot.

  • Hiddush's Impact in the Knesset and Media
    Written by on 23/06/2013
    Rabbi Regev discusses Hiddush's impact on policymakers and the media.

  • Haredi denial of Israel's legitimacy
    Written by on 23/06/2013
    Many Haredi organizations and leaders gladly accept money from the State of Israel but do not actually accept its legal legitimacy.

  • A less spoken about angle: The threat Israel presents to Jewish peoplehood
    Written by Uri Regev on 18/04/2013
    In a publication of the Center for Jewish Peoplehood, Rabbi Uri Regev focuses on the damage to the sense of Peoplehood brought about by the lack of religious pluralism in Israel.

  • Video Blog: Haredi Denial of Israel's Legitimacy
    Written by on 12/04/2013
    Rabbi Uri Regev speaks about the under-discussed issue of Haredi denial of Israel's legitimacy and rule of law.

  • Hiddush calls on government coalition to cease funding of ultra-Orthodox organizations that deny the legitimacy of the State of Israel
    Written by on 10/04/2013
    The request comes in light of the fiery attack by Rabbi Tzvi Elimelech Halberstam, leader of the Tzanz Chasidic dynasty on the State of Israel and its national symbols. Hiddush CEO Rabbi Regev: these outbursts continue to reveal the prevalence and deep-seated rejection of the legitimacy of the State of Israel amongst ultra-Orthodox rabbis and community leaders.

  • I'm not Jewish?
    Written by on 14/11/2012
    In our October newsletter, we release the findings of the 2012 Religion and State Index, discuss the plight of a young woman who just wasn't "Jewish enough" to get married in Israel, and discuss what you can do to make a difference.

  • Bibi gets cold feet
    Written by on 22/07/2012
    PM Benjamin Netanyahu rejects all recommendations of the Plesner Committee in drawing up new legislation that would allow the universal draft and an increase in Haredi recruits. Hiddush CEO Uri Regev shares his thoughts

  • 'Government unfit to rule'
    Written by on 17/07/2012
    Kadima party leaves coalition over failure of universal draft law. Shahar Ilan of Hiddush: "The government we are left with is unfit to rule, it's a government of discrimination."

  • What some MKs are actually saying about Reform rabbis
    Written by on 07/06/2012
    In the excitement of Israel's first step toward recognition of non-Orthodox rabbis, these appointments were met with disturbing reactions by both ultra-Orthodox and National Religious political leaders.

  • Hiddush VP testifies: No partner in ultra-Orthodox leadership
    Written by on 03/06/2012
    Hiddush Vice President Shahar Ilan testified last week before the Plesner Committee on Equal Sharing of Civic Burdens. “Anyone who thinks there is a respected ultra-Orthodox authority who is ready to encourage yeshiva students to serve should suggest him. Even Rav Shteinman, presented as a moderate, leads the fight against compulsory service."

  • Loyalty?
    Written by on 30/05/2012
    Only in Israel can a government official fly in the face of government policy so blatantly, says Rabbi Uri Regev

  • First non-Orthodox rabbi recognized by State of Israel
    Written by on 30/05/2012
    Israel's first non-Orthodox rabbi will be recognized by the State. Rabbi Uri Regev: "time will tell whether the government will actually carry out this new policy in good faith"

  • Israelis back repeal
    Written by on 09/03/2012
    Hiddush's public opinion poll on the Tal Law, its impacts, and future legislation shows overwhelming support for ultra-Orthodox enlistment by Jewish Israelis.

  • MK Eichler: Reform Jews worse than Arabs
    Written by on 05/03/2012
    Hiddush CEO, Rabbi Uri Regev: Eichler’s behavior reveals the sad truth of the ultra-Orthodox parties in the Israeli Knesset is deep hatred of the other, simply because they are other.

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