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  • Dishonoring Holocaust Remembrance Day
    Written by Uri Regev on 06/05/2016
    Leading up to Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, which Israeli and Diaspora Jewish communities are marking today, the ultra-Orthodox Yated Ne'eman newspaper chose to highlight their theological linking between the State of Israel and worldwide growing anti-Semitism.

  • Landmark ruling to allow non-Orthodox converts access to all mikva’ot
    Written by Uri Regev on 23/02/2016
    A new front, far more vicious and perilous, has emerged. The Chief Rabbinate and ultra-Orthodox politicians are gearing up to prevent the implementation of this ruling to further undermine the Supreme Court and demonize the non-Orthodox movements.

  • Politicians heap insults upon non-Orthodox Jewry
    Written by on 08/02/2016
    Will Netanyahu seriously take a stand, confront these bigoted leaders and do something of substance against their venomous insults? Moreover, will Netanyahu do what it takes to truly ensure that all Jews feel at home in Israel, and that equality and pluralism extend beyond the southern Kotel plaza?

  • L'Chayim: Uri Regev - Coalition and Orthodox
    Written by on 11/06/2015
    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.

  • The Coalition Agreements: Religion and State Clauses
    Written by on 27/05/2015
    We are pleased to present to you the analysis report prepared by Hiddush on the religion and state clauses in Israel's 2015 coalition agreements. The document deals with budgets matters; education; freedom of religion and equality of civic burden.

  • Rabbi John Rosove: The New Israeli Government and Ultra-Orthodox Parties
    Written by on 06/05/2015
    As he strives to form a government, Prime Minister Netanyahu is making deals with small parties in exchange for their support.

  • Ultra-Orthodox parties' history of voters' faith manipulation
    Written by on 22/12/2014
    Since 1988, the ultra-Orthodox parties have been promising rabbinic blessings, making threats and gifting "mystical" amulets to voters who commit to support them in the elections. The Knesset and the Supreme Court have set legal prohibitions against this, but the bribery and manipulation has continued.

  • Prepare for the return of the ultra-Orthodox parties
    Written by Shahar Ilan on 11/12/2014
    A simple analysis shows that the only significant change between the current government and the next one will be a replacement of the center-right government by a government comprising the right and the ultra-Orthodox parties. The centrist Yesh Atid party, led by former Finance Minister Yair Lapid, and the small HaTenua party led by former Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, will be replaced by the United Torah Judaism party and Shas.

  • Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality discusses ultra-Orthodox women's health
    Written by on 20/11/2014
    According to MK Aliza Lavie's words, health conditions among ultra-Orthodox women are the lowest in Israel society, and there are barriers denying them access to treatment and reducing their awareness of health issues.

  • Finance Minister Yair Lapid: Israel cannot be the only western country without religious freedom
    Written by on 01/06/2014
    The Israeli Finance Minister spoke at the Israeli Reform Movement's 50th Anniversary and renewed his commitment to religious freedom and denominational equality.

  • Reuven Rivlin called Reform Judaism 'idol worship'
    Written by on 27/05/2014
    Israeli presidential candidate's 1989 visit to an American Reform synagogue was marked by his disrespectful statements about non-Orthodoxy Jewry.

  • Susie Gelman: After Pew, do we really need to argue over who is a Jew?
    Written by on 23/02/2014
    The former President of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and North American Co-Chair of the 2013 General Assembly writes about the recent controversy over MK David Rotem's discriminatory remarks about Reform Judaism.

  • 2013 Religion and State Index
    Written by on 08/11/2013
    In the fifth consecutive Religion and State Index, there is a noticeable rise in support for non-Orthodox marriages and conversions. A majority of Israelis support equal recognition of Reform and Conservative Rabbis.

  • The battle against illegal religious campaign tactics in Israel's municipal elections
    Written by on 17/10/2013
    Hiddush has filed complaints against several ultra-Orthodox parties and institutions for illegally using religious methods as a means to secure votes in the 2013 municipal elections.

  • Support for Religious Pluralism is on the Rise!
    Written by on 10/09/2013
    As a part of Hiddush's latest coverage of the 2013 Religion and State Index, Rabbi Uri Regev presents a few telling statistics on the status of Jewish pluralism in Israel.

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