The subject of prayer at the Western Wall Plaza and on the Temple Mount itself, is a very emotional, and often explosive, issue. Passions are always running hot whenever it is discussed. Beit Hillel has published an official public statement on the Western Wall Plaza and Temple Mount. Here are the key elements of that […]
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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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Beit Hillel – Why, Who, and How?
Beit Hillel is rapidly becoming a major voice on the Israeli Modern-Orthodox scene. In this article I wish to share the full picture about Beit Hillel and it’s Batei Midrash. In the Beginning Beit Hillel was created in 2012, at a time of growing frustration and indeed embarrassment amongst many Modern-Orthodox Israelis, over the manner […]
Welcome to Beit Hillel’s English Web Site
Since its establishment in February 2012, Beit Hillel has made its presence and influence clearly felt in the public discourse in Israel. This has taken of form of media coverage, Halachic rulings from our Beit Midrash, and engagement with the public via social media. With over 9,000 followers on the Hebrew Beit Hillel Facebook page, […]