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UTJ faction demands representatives in religious tribunals

The Agudat Yisrael faction of UTJ demands the upcoming selection of religious judges include representatives from their community.

UTJ faction demands representatives in religious tribunals

Haredi newspaper:

'We joined to promote the Draft Law, not the reform'

Hamodia newspaper says bill to pass Basic Law: Torah Study was submitted 10 days ago. 'The timing is not ours.'

'We joined to promote the Draft Law, not the reform'

Haredi faction submits bill to pass Torah Study law

Likud party clarifies: Bill submitted by Agudat Yisrael will not be promoted by the coalition.

Haredi faction submits bill to pass Torah Study law

Jerusalem Min. explains:

This is why I opposed the decision not to draft yeshiva students

Min. Meir Porush explains why his party opposes government decision not to draft yeshiva students.

This is why I opposed the decision not to draft yeshiva students

Drama in United Torah Judaism:

Agudat Yisrael chief demands Degal Hatorah toe the line

Housing Min. Yitzhak Goldknopf demands Finance Committee chair Moshe Gafni join protest against State budget.

Agudat Yisrael chief demands Degal Hatorah toe the line

Tension in Haredi Party:

Degel Hatorah faction attacks Agudat Yisrael head

A source in Degel Hatorah says his faction's head Moshe Gafni is leading the fight alone and doesn't represent the rest of the faction.

Degel Hatorah faction attacks Agudat Yisrael head

Senior rabbis: Without Override Clause, there'll be no coalition

Council of Torah Sages instructs faction of United Torah Judaism party: Refuse to join coalition unless Override Clause is passed.

Senior rabbis: Without Override Clause, there'll be no coalition

Council of Torah Scholars approve joint run of UJT party

Council of Torah Scholars of the Degal Torah Faction meets at home of the faction leader Rabbi Gershon Edelstein to approve joint run,

Council of Torah Scholars approve joint run of UJT party

Haredi faction approves its list for Knesset

Agudat Yisrael, Degel Hatorah, still negotiating joint run for Knesset.

Haredi faction approves its list for Knesset

Progress in negotiations for reuniting United Torah Judaism

Degel Hatorah faction agrees to allow some Belz schools into independent haredi system. The plan now goes to the Belz Rebbe for approval.

Progress in negotiations for reuniting United Torah Judaism

Can Shas save the Likud-led bloc?

Shas party in negotiations with Belz hasidim in last-ditch attempt to prevent risky split in United Torah Judaism party.

Can Shas save the Likud-led bloc?

Progress in negotiations between haredi factions

Agudat Yisrael, Degel Hatorah, nearing agreement on main obstacle preventing joint run, report says.

Progress in negotiations between haredi factions

'Degel Hatorah is barreling towards an independent run'

'Doubtful if there is really a way back,' source in haredi Agudat Yisrael faction says of longtime running partner Degel Hatorah.

'Degel Hatorah is barreling towards an independent run'

No progress in negotiations between haredi factions

Degel Hatorah faction representatives visited home of leading rabbi before meeting with Agudat Yisrael reps, report says.

No progress in negotiations between haredi factions

Rift in haredi UTJ party?

'Neither faction will enter next Knesset' says official

"Dispute is ideological, but will be overcome," predicts Agudat Yisrael source.

'Neither faction will enter next Knesset' says official

Agudat Yisrael leader:

'I agree with Deri, we will only go with Netanyahu'

Agudat Ysrael chairman Yitzhak Goldknopf: I asked the Likud to stop the attacks against Gafni, they will not bring more votes.

'I agree with Deri, we will only go with Netanyahu'

Deri:

'I'm looking for an Ashkenazi candidate'

Shas chairman estimates that Degel HaTorah and Agudat Yisrael will not split and will run together as United Torah Judaism.

'I'm looking for an Ashkenazi candidate'

UTJ heading for a split?

MK Moshe Gafni wants to shift balance of power between Degel HaTorah & Agudat Yisrael. And how many votes will they lose to Itamar Ben Gvir?

UTJ heading for a split?

Agudath Israel opposes US military registration for Jewish women

The Agudath Israel organization has announced that 'the very requirement to register will infringe the right to religious freedom'.

Agudath Israel opposes US military registration for Jewish women

Gafni clarifies:

'Degel HaTorah and Agudat Yisrael will run together'

MK Moshe Gafni says the two factions that make up United Torah Judaism will continue their cooperation.

'Degel HaTorah and Agudat Yisrael will run together'

Haredi party to split in two?

Just prior to pre-election deadline, Degel Hatorah faction of Ashkenazic-haredi UTJ party may split from its traditional partner.

Haredi party to split in two?

Haredi party to reach agreements on division of roles

UTJ factions Agudat Yisrael, Degel Hatorah, meet to resolve disagreements regaridng who will fill the Knesset roles offered to it.

Haredi party to reach agreements on division of roles

Faction of UTJ: 'This is a piggish demand'

Factions of haredi UTJ party argue over division of responsibilities, Norwegian Law.

Faction of UTJ: 'This is a piggish demand'

Rabbis decide: Litzman will be appointed minister

Agudat Yisrael Council of Torah Sages: Deputy Minister Litzman will serve as Minister if Netanyahu is forced to resign as Health Minister.

Rabbis decide: Litzman will be appointed minister

'Prepare for new elections'

Dep. Health Min. Litzman criticizes party for internal arguments, warns Israel may be headed to new elections.

'Prepare for new elections'

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.

Hassidic Rebbes concerned: 'Say Psalms'

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.

Agudat Yisrael finalizes Knesset list

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.'

Draft Law: Gerrer Rebbe in rare recording

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.

Agudat Yisrael approves Netanyahu compromise

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.

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

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.

After union with Degel, controversy erupts in Agudah

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.

UTJ reaches agreement on Knesset list

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.

Supreme Court to Agudat Yisrael: Allow women candidates

Haredi parties discussing unity

New initiative seeks to run Shas, Agudat Yisrael and Degel Hatorah together on the same ballot.

Haredi parties discussing unity

Beit Shemesh:

Degel Hatorah outside coalition

Degel rabbis order Beit Shemesh representatives not to join Aliza Bloch's coalition. The reason: 'Some religious matters not arranged.'

Degel Hatorah outside coalition

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

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

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.

Haifa coalition agreement signed - and canceled

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.

Jerusalem mayor to meet with rival's haredi backers

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.

Haredi faction won't attempt to bring down Netanyahu government

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.

Draft Law: Council of Torah Sages convenes for decision

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.

Agudat Yisrael pushes haredi unity ahead of elections

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.

Degel Hatorah likely to run separately for Jerusalem Council

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.

Agudat Yisrael will run in one list; Degel threatening

Netanyahu refuses coalition with haredi break-off faction

As Draft Law dispute threatens to topple government, prime minister rejects coalition with Degel Hatorah.

Netanyahu refuses coalition with haredi break-off faction

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.

Supreme Court favors women competing on haredi list

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.

Agudat Yisrael to remain in coalition for now

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.

Netanyahu: Haredi parties need to agree amongst themselves

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.

Will United Torah Judaism party break apart?

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.

Possible Haredi split over Draft Law

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.

Haredi parties to leave coalition if draft law advances

'You cost us a Knesset seat'

Mudslinging within haredi UTJ party, as Health Minister slams Degel Hatorah faction for party losses.

'You cost us a Knesset seat'

'Tara' dairy products switch kashrut supervision

Israel's second-largest dairy company announces change in kashrut supervisors, emphasizes continuum of stringent supervision.

'Tara' dairy products switch kashrut supervision

'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.

'High Court Justices - Products of poor education'

US Education Secretary meets Agudah leaders, praises schools

Betsy DeVos praises Orthodox schools as model after meeting Agudah leaders.

US Education Secretary meets Agudah leaders, praises schools

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.

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

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.

Watch: Rare Video Footage of the Chafetz Chaim

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?

Hareidi-Religious Fear Loss of Nationalist Votes

Dangerous and Defective Products

Dangerous and Defective Products

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.

Jerusalem Votes: Hassidic Community Not Gifting Votes to Lion

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.

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