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Diaspora Affairs Minister Shai connects w/ Hiddush

The new year has begun, and with it the need to deal with our new year's resolutions. A new year, a new government, new beginnings, and quite a few old challenges. The webinar we held this week with Diaspora Affairs Minister Dr. Nachman Shai [see below] refers to new beginnings that have opened a window of opportunity to face old challenges.

Diaspora Affairs Minister Shai connects w/ Hiddush

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Presenting: 2021 Israel Religion & State Index

We are proud to present Hiddush's annual Israel Religion & State Index. The Index and a comparison of its data over the last ten years prove that the Israeli public is fed up with the ‘status quo’ on religious issues.

Presenting: 2021 Israel Religion & State Index

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Will Jewish leadership continue looking away?

The phenomenon of the most prominent athlete in Israel today, who won a gold medal for the State of Israel and sweeping praise from the heads of state; but is not allowed by his country to marry his girlfriend.

Will Jewish leadership continue looking away?

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Contrary to Politicians - Public for Freedom

In this newsletter you can find a selection of statements from recent days by the heads of all the ultra-Orthodox parties. They are characterized by a combination of hyperbole, extremism and paranoia.

Contrary to Politicians - Public for Freedom

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59% Israel public anti Haredi parties in coalition

Yair Lapid called President Rivlin and informed him, "I was able to successfully complete the undertaking of assembling the government."

59% Israel public anti Haredi parties in coalition

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Only 40% for keeping conversion w/ Chief Rabbinate

Only 40% support maintaining the conversion process in Israel under the exclusive authority of the Chief Rabbinate! The majority of the public, 60%[!] wants to abolish the Chief Rabbinate's monopoly over the State of Israel's official recognition of conversions.

Only 40% for keeping conversion w/ Chief Rabbinate

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MK Rabbi Gilad Kariv's maiden Knesset speech

This week, a new chapter opens in Israel's political ‘Unfinished Symphony’, but in Israel it is a particularly cacophonous work, which nobody knows how it will end…

MK Rabbi Gilad Kariv's maiden Knesset speech

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Israel Independence Day according to Haredi media

Political tension in Israel is increasing. It is now clear that even after the fourth round of elections no decisive results were reached.

Israel Independence Day according to Haredi media

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So, who owns Judaism?

After much deliberation, President Rivlin, after clearly going through an inner struggle, announced his decision to entrust the mandate to attempt to form the new Israeli government to Prime Minister Netanyahu.

So, who owns Judaism?

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Court rules on Reform & Conservative conversions!

The Supreme Court was kind to Israel in issuing its ruling this week on the matter of the eligibility under the Law of Return for Reform and Conservative Conversions performed in Israel.

Court rules on Reform & Conservative conversions!

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What's at the heart of Israel's election campaign?

The Israeli elections are approaching, and with them two conflicting emotions are strengthening: on the one hand, tensions are rising and the competing parties are increasing the pace of their statements and exercises of self-glorification and smearing of their opponents.

What's at the heart of Israel's election campaign?

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Today: Israel's parties finalize their party lists

These lines are being written a few hours before the political party lists of candidates for the coming Israeli elections are closed and submitted to the Central Election Commission at midnight on Thursday.

Today: Israel's parties finalize their party lists

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Legal Groups Protest Israel's Interior Minister

MK Miki Zohar, Chairman of the Coalition [the majority whip] saw fit to draw a direct line between the attack on the US Capitol and the demonstrations that have been going on against the prime minister for months.

Legal Groups Protest Israel's Interior Minister

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Hiddush on the cutting edge of marriage freedom

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.

Hiddush on the cutting edge of marriage freedom

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