The Torturous Track to Marriage The Torturous Track to Marriage

Excerpts from Channel 10 expose on the painful path to marriage in Israel.

2013 AJC Great Debate 2013 AJC Great Debate

Rabbis Uri Regev and Shlomo Riskin

Introducing the 2013 Religion and State Index! Introducing the 2013 Religion and State Index!

Rabbi Uri Regev introduces the 2013 Religion and State Index!

Finance Minister Yair Lapid Supports Freedom of Marriage Finance Minister Yair Lapid Supports Freedom of Marriage

Yair Lapid expresses his support for same-sex marriage and civil marriage in Israel.

MK Boaz Toporovsky supports freedom of marriage MK Boaz Toporovsky supports freedom of marriage

MK Boaz Toporovsky (Yesh Atid) speaks with Hiddush for about freedom of marriage and the challenges that are unfortunately still in place and prevent hundreds of thousands of Israelis from marrying and millions more from marrying in a ceremony that is incongruent with their beliefs.

Why Hiddush Why Hiddush

President of Hiddush, Rabbi Uri Regev

Uri Regev, Religious Pluralism in Israel on L'Chayim Uri Regev, Religious Pluralism in Israel on L'Chayim

Rabbi Uri Regev, President and CEO of Hiddush which promotes freedom of observance and equality in Israel, discusses the problems of marital laws in the State of Israel due to the control of the Orthodox establishment. L'Chayim with Mark S. Golub.

L'Chayim: Uri Regev - Coalition and Orthodox L'Chayim: Uri Regev - Coalition and Orthodox

Uri Regev, President & CEO of “Hiddush – For Freedom of Religion and Equality,” explains why PM Netanyahu's deals with ultra-Orthodox parties to win their coalition support hurts Israeli democracy and threatens American Jewry's relationship to Israel.

Litzman: Women, not men, should work Litzman: Women, not men, should work

Deputy Health Minister Litzman: Men need not work - Women and the State can pay the bills

Gender Segregation Gender Segregation

Rabbi Uri Regev speaks to the Real News

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A young Jewish couple at their wedding, not recognized by the Israeli Chief Rabbinate

71% Israeli Jews attach importance to marriage & divorce freedom

60% of the Jewish Israeli public supports the involvement of American Jewish organizations in advancing marriage freedom in Israel. There is no doubt that for Israelis – breaking the yoke of the fundamentalist Orthodox Rabbinate in marriage and divorce is a top priority among the religion/state battles. Israelis welcome American Jewish partnership in advancing this cause, both for the sake of Israel and for the sake of world Jewry!


Marriage

How to most effectively advocate for religious freedom and equality in Israel

How to most effectively advocate for religious freedom and equality in Israel

What advocacy strategy should supporters of religious freedom in Israel pursue? How should we set our policy priorities? How meaningful are Prime Minister Netanyahu's promises to Diaspora Jewry?

Public Transportation

The phenomenon of sex segregated bus lines is growing!

The phenomenon of sex segregated bus lines is growing!

An ultra-Orthodox myth is that ultra-Orthodox women really want to sit in the back of the bus, so we shouldn’t interfere with the growing phenomenon of gender-segregated bus lines. However, ultra-Orthodox blogger Chani Weiser of B’nai Brak has recently come out publicly, challenging her community’s self-righteous claims. She does not want to sit at the back of the bus!

Marriage

In Hiddush's Freedom of Marriage World Map, Israel receives

In Hiddush's Freedom of Marriage World Map, Israel receives "0" for religious monopoly and severe restrictions on marriage.

45 countries, including Israel, received a grade of "0" due to severe restrictions on freedom of marriage. Hiddush CEO Rabbi Uri Regev: We cannot miss this historic opportunity for freedom of marriage in Israel.