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Oct 25, 2021, 6:13 PM
Time indeed to limit Haredi ‘political sway’!
The Torah is hailed by its followers as "Its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all its paths are peace", but the conduct of the ultra-Orthodox politicians is anything but that. What characterizes their rhetoric and actions is an...
Aug 27, 2020, 4:09 PM
Messing with the Law of Return again
MK Smotrich's bill seeks to limit the horizons of Judaism and close the gates of conversion to the largest Jewish denominations of the Diaspora
Aug 14, 2020, 9:36 PM
Israelis turn away from marrying in the Rabbinate
The Central Bureau of Statistics' (CBS) recent release shows that while the Jewish population in Israel is growing, the number of couples that marry under the auspices of the Chief Rabbinate is significantly and consistently dropping! Click for FULL SIZE The...
Sep 18, 2018, 6:05 PM
Revolutionary conversion ruling?
Haredi opposition threatens Israeli democracy, the rule of law, the judciary's independence, and the partnership between Israel and world Jewry
Jun 21, 2018, 6:05 PM
IDF Draft controversy renews pressure to muzzle the Supreme Court
Drafting Haredi yeshiva students is an ages-old controversy, which is reignited every few years, stirring up the political arena. The new challenge that has emerged, as was the case in the past, has come from the Supreme Court. From...
Mar 28, 2018, 3:28 PM
Israel’s Chief Rabbinate is a threat to Jewish unity and democracy
A coercive state rabbinate is a severe threat to democracy, to non-Orthodox Judaism, and also to Modern Orthodoxy
Aug 5, 2015, 6:17 PM
On Reform Judaism — and this time using facts
The suggestion that Israeli Jewry would be stronger with only one brand of Judaism available is uninformed
Oct 5, 2014, 9:25 PM
The Mission of Religious Tolerance
The Cardinal of Orwellia, bishops of “True Path of Faith”, and local Orwellian priests launched a campaign against an annual Jewish prayer gathering organized by the local Jewish ultra-Orthodox outreach organization “Gates of Heaven”, scheduled to take place in...
Jan 21, 2014, 3:59 PM
Rabbi Weiss’s saga: The battle must continue!
It didn’t take long before the Israeli Chief Rabbinate's outrageous discrediting of Rabbi Avi Weiss turned into an international battle. The latest attempt by the Chief Rabbinate to flex its muscles against modern and more egalitarian trends developing in...
Jul 12, 2012, 8:17 AM
US Jews must fight Israel’s policy on religious freedom
The limitation of religious freedom here is government policy, which makes it far more disturbing than the rabbis' most virulent anti-Reform statements
Rabbi Uri Regev is one of Israel’s most prominent advocates for religious freedom. He currently serves as president of Hiddush- Freedom of Religion for Israel.