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Rabbis decide: Litzman will be appointed minister

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.Hezki Baruch, 24/11/2019 02:07
'Prepare for new elections'

'Prepare for new elections'

Dep. Health Min. Litzman criticizes party for internal arguments, warns Israel may be headed to new elections.Michal Levi, 30/10/2019 14:54
Hassidic Rebbes concerned: 'Say Psalms'

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, 12/09/2019 14:59
Agudat Yisrael finalizes Knesset list

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, 30/07/2019 19:47
Draft Law: Gerrer Rebbe in rare recording

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, 30/05/2019 11:42
Agudat Yisrael approves Netanyahu compromise

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, 26/05/2019 20:14
Deputy ministers? 'No need to have people with titles'

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, 15/05/2019 14:25
After union with Degel, controversy erupts in Agudah

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, 24/01/2019 20:08
UTJ reaches agreement on Knesset list

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, 16/01/2019 16:00
Supreme Court to Agudat Yisrael: Allow women candidates

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, 11/01/2019 05:03
Haredi parties discussing unity

Haredi parties discussing unity

New initiative seeks to run Shas, Agudat Yisrael and Degel Hatorah together on the same ballot.Ben Ariel, 03/01/2019 01:03
Degel Hatorah outside coalition

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, 02/12/2018 14:30
Praise to the Chief Rabbinate for non-recognition of sham 'Conversion'

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, 30/11/2018 13:06
Haifa coalition agreement signed - and canceled

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, 29/11/2018 11:39
Jerusalem mayor to meet with rival's haredi backers

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, 22/11/2018 18:51
Haredi faction won't attempt to bring down Netanyahu government

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, 14/10/2018 22:59
Draft Law: Council of Torah Sages convenes for decision

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, 14/10/2018 12:55
Agudat Yisrael pushes haredi unity ahead of elections

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, 05/09/2018 12:57
Degel Hatorah likely to run separately for Jerusalem Council

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, 29/08/2018 14:09
Agudat Yisrael will run in one list; Degel threatening

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, 21/08/2018 03:46
Netanyahu refuses coalition with haredi break-off faction

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, 13/08/2018 11:05
Supreme Court favors women competing on haredi list

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, 31/07/2018 15:57
Agudat Yisrael to remain in coalition for now

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, 18/07/2018 03:48
Netanyahu: Haredi parties need to agree amongst themselves

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, 12/07/2018 12:27
Will United Torah Judaism party break apart?

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, 04/07/2018 13:44
Possible Haredi split over Draft Law

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, 15/06/2018 17:35
Haredi parties to leave coalition if draft law advances

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, 14/06/2018 20:32
'You cost us a Knesset seat'

'You cost us a Knesset seat'

Mudslinging within haredi UTJ party, as Health Minister slams Degel Hatorah faction for party losses.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/08/2017 09:53
'Tara' dairy products switch kashrut supervision

'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, 31/07/2017 14:04
'High Court Justices - Products of poor education'

'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, 25/04/2017 18:20
US Education Secretary meets Agudah leaders, praises schools

US Education Secretary meets Agudah leaders, praises schools

Betsy DeVos praises Orthodox schools as model after meeting Agudah leaders.JTA, 11/03/2017 18:54
UTJ in crisis

UTJ in crisis

Haredi split? Degel HaTorah MKs consider breaking up UTJ party, joint run with Shas.David Rosenberg, 12/05/2016 08:07
Watch: Rare Video Footage of the Chafetz Chaim

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, 23/02/2015 16:10
Hareidi-Religious Fear Loss of Nationalist Votes

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, 22/12/2014 13:31
Dangerous and Defective Products

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 , 08/06/2014 20:27
Hassidic Community Not Gifting Votes to Moshe Lion

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, 14/10/2013 09:28
Orthodox Organization Strongly Opposes NJ Bill

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 , 20/08/2013 22:14