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Ruach Hiddush - רוּחַ חִדּוּשׁ

רבנים וחזנים למען חופש דת ושוויון

Rabbis and Cantors for
Religious Freedom and Equality in Israel

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Jewish Thanksgiving Prayers

Click on the relevant title for Thanksgiving Prayers in the cadence of Modim Anachnu Lach and al haNisim composed by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l.

It is a little known-fact that the original Puritan Pilgrims shared their first and early Thanksgiving Feasts with Native Americans in which everyone contributed meaningfully and in friendship. Both the marginalizing and the persecution of Native Americans took place later or in other contexts. It, therefore, seems fitting to offer prayers of thanks for this original “getting along”.

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate!

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November 23, 2017


! יש לנו שם חדש – We have a new name !

Rabbis for Religious Freedom and Equality in Israel has changed its name to Ruach Hiddush which stands for:

רבנים וחזנים למען חופש דת ושוויון

Ruach Hiddush was founded as a rabbinic organization in 2015. Beginning this week, we are also accepting cantors. Ruach Hiddush is a project of HIDDUSH, a nonprofit based in Israel and the U.S. Our membership roster is available at


Take Action!

Ruach Hiddush is collecting signatures on three somewhat similar statements. All three tout different ideals in support of unity, diversity and progress toward religious freedom and equality in Israel. Lending your name to one, two or all three of these statements is a quick and easy way to make a difference!!!

Israel as a Jewish Democratic State

הצהרת חזון: ישראל כמדינה דמוקרטית יהודית


Statement on Inclusiveness, Diversity
and Israel’s Chief Rabbinate


Unity Statement


רוּ"חַ חִּדוּ"שׁ היא ארגון של רבנים וחזנים הפועל למימוש מלא של הבטחת מגילת הצעמאות לחופש דת ושוויון. מימוש הבטחה זו חיוני לחיזוק זהותה של מדינת ישראל כמדינה יהודית ודמוקרטית ולהמשך השותפות עם העם היוהדי לתפוצותיו.

Ruach Hiddush is a network of Rabbis and Cantors working to fully realize the promise of Israel's Declaration of Independence, which guarantees religious freedom and equality. The fulfillment of this promise is vital for strengthening Israel as a Jewish and democratic state, and for maintaining the solidarity of world Jewry.

a project of Hiddush מיזם ש ל חדִּוּ"שׁ

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