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The number of Haredi yeshiva students has fallen for the past 5 years

The number of Haredi yeshiva students has fallen for the past 5 years

According to the Ministry of Education, the rise in the number of ultra-Orthodox yeshiva students has stopped, holding steady at approximately 70,000. The percentage of ultra-Orthodox men studying full-time in yeshivas dropped over the course of recent years from 61% to 50%.


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2015 Religion & State Index - support for religious freedom rises

2015 Religion & State Index - support for religious freedom rises

The good news, illuminated by the 2015 Israel Religion & State Index, is the continually increasing Israeli public support for freedom of religion and equality of burden. The bad news is the gaping divide between the public’s will on matters of religion and state and the Government’s coalition agreements.

Hiddush report exposes Israeli government's misleading claims about ultra-Orthodox enlistment to the IDF

Hiddush report exposes Israeli government's misleading claims about ultra-Orthodox enlistment to the IDF

Contrary to the claims of Science and Technology Minister Yaakov Peri, Hiddush's report demonstrates that the number of IDF recruits plummeted by close to 50% in the first half of 2014.

Religion's pervasive role in Operation Protective Edge

Religion's pervasive role in Operation Protective Edge

Operation Protective Edge was accompanied by several occurences that signify opportunities for progress as well as serious challenges that must be addressed.

The Haredi Draft Law: Problems and concerns

The Haredi Draft Law: Problems and concerns

Now that the Haredi draft law has been passed and implemented, the Israeli public will slowly realize that there is no equality in this law, only disappointment.

Hiddush releases guide to the Equality in Sharing the Burden Law: Nothing but defects and exemptions

Hiddush releases guide to the Equality in Sharing the Burden Law: Nothing but defects and exemptions

On the eve of the Knesset vote on the ultra-Orthodox draft law, Hiddush presents a guide to the law's defects and call's on the government coalition to send the bill back to the drawing board.

Hiddush slams the Shaked Committee's final product: the exact of opposite of equality in sharing the burden

Hiddush slams the Shaked Committee's final product: the exact of opposite of equality in sharing the burden

As the Shaked Committee's law proposal for the Haredi draft makes its way to the Knesset plenum, Hiddush continues to point out the government coalition's misunderstanding of equality.

The Law for Equality in Sharing the Burden will do exactly the opposite of its intent

The Law for Equality in Sharing the Burden will do exactly the opposite of its intent

As the Shaked Committee finishes up its final touches on preparing the Haredi Draft Law for its final votes in the Knesset, the Israeli public will slowly realize that there is no equality in this law, only dissapointment.

Hiddush heads the opposition against recognizing Chabad's emissary work as Israeli national service

Hiddush heads the opposition against recognizing Chabad's emissary work as Israeli national service

In response to MK Elazar Stern's proposal to include Chabad emissaries in Israel's national service program, Rabbi Regev says: An anti-Zionist movement cannot represent the State of Israel.

Hiddush calls for prevention of peyot-shaving incidents in the IDF

Hiddush calls for prevention of peyot-shaving incidents in the IDF

Push for standardized notification of right to grow side locks comes after at least two haredi soldiers complained in recent months that IDF barbers had shaved their peyot.

Israelis support equality in sharing the burden, but are uncertain about the Peri Law

Israelis support equality in sharing the burden, but are uncertain about the Peri Law

In the 2013 Religion and State Index, a wide majority of Israelis expressed support for drafting ultra-Orthodox men and other significant measures to equally shoulder the national burden.

The Peri proposal for the Ultra-Orthodox Draft: Equality in Sharing the Burden, without the equality

The Peri proposal for the Ultra-Orthodox Draft: Equality in Sharing the Burden, without the equality

Hiddush VP Shahar Ilan drafted a position paper outlining the problematic aspects and areas for change in the Peri Commission's proposals for implementing the ultra-Orthodox draft.

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The "Hardak" Phenomenon and the next phase in the ultra-Orthodox service conflict

What started as an anticipated and natural debate over ultra-Orthodox enlistment in the army turned into an unruly wave of internal violence against ultra-Orthodox IDF soldiers

82% of Yesh Atid voters want immediate ultra-Orthodox draft

82% of Yesh Atid voters want immediate ultra-Orthodox draft

61% of the general public is in favor of an immediate draft of yeshiva students. Hiddush CEO Rabbi Regev: "The public's message is clear. Equality in sharing the burden must begin immediately."

80% of the Jewish public supports establishing a civil government coalition

80% of the Jewish public supports establishing a civil government coalition

Rafi Smith Research Institute to Hiddush: 80% of the Jewish public in Israel support establishing a civil government coalition that will advance the agenda of religious freedom and equality.

Hiddush's Annual Israel Religion and State Index: 2012

Hiddush's Annual Israel Religion and State Index: 2012

Support for religious freedom rises to 85%, 67% say Haredi MKs distance public from Judaism, 76% dissatisfied with government policies on religion

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