Let Marriage Freedom Ring! Let Marriage Freedom Ring!

Hiddush's video on marriage freedom in Israel

Sabbath public transport in Israel - a sea change? Sabbath public transport in Israel - a sea change?

In Israel, public transport on the Sabbath hasn't been available since the founding of the state in those communities that are majority Jewish; but today we may be standing on the cusp of dramatic political change. Rabbi Uri Regev explains.

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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support for diaspora positions

2019 Israel Religion & State Index and post-election survey

84% Adult Israeli Jews support religious freedom and equality of civic burden; 74% oppose government’s activities in religion-state; 63% want a civil coalition, which does not depend on the ultra-Orthodox parties and advances religious freedom and equality; 64% support equal status for the non-Orthodox Jewish streams and Diaspora Jewish engagement in advancing religious freedom and equality in Israel; wide support (62%-84%) for the principles of the Vision Statement on Israel as Jewish and democratic state.


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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.