'Prepare for new elections'

Dep. Health Min. Litzman criticizes party for internal arguments, warns Israel may be headed to new elections.Michal Levi, 10/30/2019, 2:54 PM

Hassidic Rebbes concerned: 'Say Psalms'

Belz Hasidim read chapter 121 in Psalms: 'I lift my eyes to the mountains; from where does my help come?' as Hasidic Council does same.Mordechai Sones, 9/12/2019, 2:59 PM

Agudat Yisrael finalizes Knesset list

Party that makes up half of United Torah Judaism to run with same list as last time, says will only support Netanyahu for PM.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/30/2019, 7:47 PM

Draft Law: Gerrer Rebbe in rare recording

Admor of Gur explains significance of making decisions on sensitive matter like Draft Law: 'I do all I can about recruitment.'Mordechai Sones, 5/30/2019, 11:42 AM

Agudat Yisrael approves Netanyahu compromise

Haredi faction overwhelmingly approves PM-proposed outline for draft law, but Liberman remains adamant not one detail can be changed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2019, 8:14 PM

Deputy ministers? 'No need to have people with titles'

UTJ faction demands party back down from demands for positions for each MK, focus on problems facing haredi community.Haim Lev, 5/15/2019, 2:25 PM

After union with Degel, controversy erupts in Agudah

Agreement with Degel Hatorah forces Belz Hasidism, in fourth place in Agudat Yisrael, to pay price putting them outside next Knesset.Mordechai Sones, 1/24/2019, 8:08 PM

UTJ reaches agreement on Knesset list

Agudat Yisrael to receive first position, Degel Hatorah second, in United Torah Judaism's list for the upcoming elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/16/2019, 4:00 PM

Supreme Court to Agudat Yisrael: Allow women candidates

Supreme Court rules that Agudat Yisrael will be required to remove clause preventing women from running with the party.Michal Levy, 1/11/2019, 5:03 AM

Haredi parties discussing unity

New initiative seeks to run Shas, Agudat Yisrael and Degel Hatorah together on the same ballot.Ben Ariel, 1/3/2019, 1:03 AM

Degel Hatorah outside coalition

Degel rabbis order Beit Shemesh representatives not to join Aliza Bloch's coalition. The reason: 'Some religious matters not arranged.'Mordechai Sones, 12/2/2018, 2:30 PM

Praise to the Chief Rabbinate for non-recognition of sham 'Conversion'

 In praise of the Chief Rabbinate's refusing to recognize wrongful “Conversions” by renegade rabbis.Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 11/30/2018, 1:06 PM

Haifa coalition agreement signed - and canceled

Agudat Yisrael signs coalition agreement with mayor-elect, only to be informed hours later that the agreement had been canceled.Mordechai Sones, 11/29/2018, 11:39 AM

Jerusalem mayor to meet with rival's haredi backers

Following electoral victory, Moshe Leon attempts to make peace with Agudat Yisrael faction, which had opposed him during elections.Tzvi Lev, 11/22/2018, 6:51 PM

Haredi faction won't attempt to bring down Netanyahu government

Council of Torah Sages to call on MKs to oppose current version of Draft Law - but not to topple coalition over the bill.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/14/2018, 10:59 PM

Draft Law: Council of Torah Sages convenes for decision

Hasidic Council of Torah Sages expected to convene this afternoon to discuss Draft Law and express support for local authority candidates.Mordechai Sones, 10/14/2018, 12:55 PM

Agudat Yisrael pushes haredi unity ahead of elections

After Degel Hatorah threatens separate run in Jerusalem, Agudat Yisrael seeks to avert split, calls for unity.Mordechai Sones, 9/5/2018, 12:57 PM

Degel Hatorah likely to run separately for Jerusalem Council

Because their true power remains unrecognized, Degel Hatorah expected to run separately from Agudat Yisrael for Jerusalem City Council.Mordechai Sones, 8/29/2018, 2:09 PM

Agudat Yisrael will run in one list; Degel threatening

Agudat Yisrael convenes, decides all factions will run one list to councils throughout country. Degel still threatens separate run.Mordechai Sones, 8/21/2018, 3:46 AM

Netanyahu refuses coalition with haredi break-off faction

As Draft Law dispute threatens to topple government, prime minister rejects coalition with Degel Hatorah.Tzvi Lev, 8/13/2018, 11:05 AM

Supreme Court favors women competing on haredi list

Expanded panel of justices rules Agudat Yisrael must expurgate from party articles clause preventing women from competing for place on list.Mordechai Sones, 7/31/2018, 3:57 PM

Agudat Yisrael to remain in coalition for now

Following government request for extension of deadline to pass Draft Law, UTJ's Agudat Yisrael faction will remain in the coalition.Michal Levy, 7/18/2018, 3:48 AM

Netanyahu: Haredi parties need to agree amongst themselves

PM Netanyahu rejects offer by Shas, Lithuanian-haredi MKs, to remain in government even if hasidic-haredi MKs leave.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/12/2018, 12:27 PM

Will United Torah Judaism party break apart?

Rep. of hasidic faction within UTJ says party will leave coalition if Draft Law passes, Lithuanian-haredi reps say 'no obligation' to leave.Michal Levi, 7/4/2018, 1:44 PM

Possible Haredi split over Draft Law

Hassidic Agudat Yisrael will oppose the current bill but Lithuanian Degel HaTorah and Shas are still undecided and rumors abound.Gil Ronen, 6/15/2018, 5:35 PM

Haredi parties to leave coalition if draft law advances

Council of Torah Sages instructs haredi MKs, ministers to resign from the coalition if current draft law is not changed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/14/2018, 8:32 PM

'You cost us a Knesset seat'

Mudslinging within haredi UTJ party, as Health Minister slams Degel Hatorah faction for party losses.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/7/2017, 9:53 AM

'Tara' dairy products switch kashrut supervision

Israel's second-largest dairy company announces change in kashrut supervisors, emphasizes continuum of stringent supervision.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2017, 2:04 PM

'High Court Justices - Products of poor education'

Chairman of Torah Judaism faction attacks Supreme Court justices who ruled on Sabbath, swipes at Minister Kahlon and party.Mordechai Sones, 4/25/2017, 6:20 PM

US Education Secretary meets Agudah leaders, praises schools

Betsy DeVos praises Orthodox schools as model after meeting Agudah leaders.JTA, 3/11/2017, 6:54 PM

UTJ in crisis

Haredi split? Degel HaTorah MKs consider breaking up UTJ party, joint run with Shas.David Rosenberg, 5/12/2016, 8:07 AM

Watch: Rare Video Footage of the Chafetz Chaim

Fascinating video shows Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan at 1923's First World Congress of World Agudath Israel in Vienna.Ari Soffer, 2/23/2015, 4:10 PM

Hareidi-Religious Fear Loss of Nationalist Votes

How does Eli Yishai's new party affect the Ashkenazi hareidi camp, and will it go left or right?Hillel Fendel, 12/22/2014, 1:31 PM

Dangerous and Defective Products

Why the Novominsker Rebbe's speech at an annual dinner got a write up in the NY Times. Rabbi Avi Shafran , 6/8/2014, 8:27 PM

Hassidic Community Not Gifting Votes to Moshe Lion

With the absence of a hassidic candidate, communities told to vote in line with the advice of local rabbis.Adam Ross, 10/14/2013, 9:28 AM

Orthodox Organization Strongly Opposes NJ Bill

Agudath Israel in America is alarmed by the new bill which outlaws "conversion" therapy for minors struggling same-sex attraction.Kochava Rozenbaum , 8/20/2013, 10:14 PM

Animal Farm, 2013: A Fowl Tale

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