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

Gafni: Don't badmouth Shas, we might run with them next time

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

Jerusalem Votes: Hassidic Community Not Gifting Votes to 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

NJ Outlaws 'Gay Cure' Therapy, Outrages Orthodox Jewish Group

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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