Beit Hillel Annual Shabbaton 2013

Beit Hillel Annual Shabbaton – 5774

More than 100 rabbanim, rabbaniyot, lay leaders and their spouses joined together at Netanya’s Blue Bay Hotel on December 27-28 (Parashat Va’era) for Beit Hillel’s annual Shabbaton. Lively debate and discussion took place on hot button issues such as “Civil Marriage in the State of Israel,” “Enlistment of Women in the IDF,” “The Prevalence of […]

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Torah Reading With A Pointer

The Feminine Rosh Chodesh

Rosh Chodesh – Women’s Reward Rosh Chodesh is the time of renewal of feminine spiritual role, as is described by the Midrash: “Aharon said to himself: If I ask for silver and gold, they’ll bring it immediately. I know what I’ll tell them, “Bring me the earrings of your wives and children, and their idea […]

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Beit Hillel in the News

Giving Tuesday 2013

THIS WEEK – A unique opportunity to support Beit Hillel’s courageous halachic leadership in Israel! This coming Tuesday, December 31, an historic event will be taking place: “Giving Tuesday Israel,” which is shaping up to be the single largest day of giving in the history of the State of Israel. On Giving Tuesday Israel, your […]

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Shmittah Yisraelit

What is “Shmittah Yisraelit”?

Since the establishment of the State of Israel, Israeli society’s exposure to the Shmittah year has generally been that of strife between rabbis and different religious philosophies. In contrast, the Shmittah Yisraelit initiative is an attempt to restore Shmittah to its intended place in society as an uplifting experience for all of the Jewish People. […]

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Jonathan Pollard

The Time Has Come to Bring Pollard Home!

Beit Hillel hereby appeals to rabbis in the United States, calling on them to join us in advocating for the immediate release of Jonathan Pollard. Advocating for Pollard’s release is a humanitarian, moral, and Jewish obligation. His unjustly long punishment is deeply troubling, given the special U.S.-Israel relationship, and is unprecedented for a case involving […]

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Public Council Conference 2013

The Beit Hillel Public Council

The inaugural conference of Beit Hillel’s Public Council took place on June 27th 2013 at the Wohl Center in Bar-Ilan University. It was a very successful and inspiring event with over 150 participants representing a broad spectrum of public and rabbinic leadership. The forum discussed ways to bring about social, religious and national change. The […]

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Maariv Newspaper: Beit Hillel is one of the 10 Most Influential Organizations in Israel

This past weekend , the major Israeli newspaper Maariv listed Beit Hillel in its annual list of the 100 most inspiring individuals and organizations in Israel. Beit Hillel was named one of the 10 organizations with the most impact in the realm of Judaism. Other leading figures and organizations selected to the exclusive Maariv list […]

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Rav Moti Elon Sentence

The Saga of Rav Moti Elon – A Lenient Sentence Doesn’t Change Anything

The lenient sentencing handed to Rav Moti Elon must not be allowed to obscure the severity of his misdeeds. Hence, below, we reiterate the strongly-worded statement we issued in August, when he was convicted in the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court on two counts of indecent assault by force against a minor. We are shocked and pained […]

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Handcuffed Woman

Evaluating Solutions for Agunot and Get Refusal

The Beit Hillel conference on Agunot and Get Refusal took place on November 13, 2013 at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Scores of the organization’s rabbis and rabbaniyot participated in the conference in order to study the issues and to weigh various solutions to this problem that were presented at the conference. Senior rabbinic figures […]

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Shabbat Meal Together

Over 6,000 Households Participate in Beit Hillel’s Shabbat Yisraelit

On Shabbat Parshat Chayei Sara (October 25, 2013) we witnessed an historical moment in Israel. Over 6,000 households participated in Beit Hillel’s country-wide initiative – Shabbat Yisraelit – that brought together religious and non-religious families for Friday night dinner. Government Ministers, members of Knesset, mayors, IDF commanders, musicians, as well as thousands of Israelis from […]

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