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Leading Orthodox group praises Supreme Court ruling on school prayer

American haredi umbrella group Agudath Israel lauds end of decades-old de facto ban on school prayers in Supreme Court ruling.

Orthodox group praises Supreme Court ruling on school prayer

2 US Orthodox Jewish groups laud striking down of Roe v. Wade, while Orthodox Union wavers

Leading Orthodox Jewish groups unite in rejection of abortion on demand, yet differ in response to striking down of Roe v. Wade.

2 Orthodox Jewish groups laud end of Roe v Wade, while OU wavers

Agudath Israel of America issues mezuzah warning

Mainstream Judaica stores found to be selling invalid mezuzahs. If you think you're getting a bargain, think again.

Agudath Israel of America issues mezuzah warningplayer

US Jewish org: Permanent daylight savings time a threat to morning prayer

Senate's bill to make daylight savings time permanent would have "fundamental" impact on scheduling morning prayers.

Permanent daylight savings time a threat to morning prayer

New organization aims to approve PR for UK's Jewish community

The Pinter Trust aims to provide a trusted voice for the UK's Jewish community, engaging with media & defending the community from attacks.

New organization aims to approve PR for UK's Jewish community

Court blocks Cuomo's restrictions on size of religious gatherings

Federal appeals court in Manhattan blocks New York state restrictions the size of religious gatherings meant to combat spread of COVID-19.

Court blocks Cuomo's restrictions on religious gatherings

Agudath Israel of America: Zionism incompatible with haredi belief

"We cannot stand silently by when fundamental values are distorted.”

US Orthodox group: Zionism incompatible with haredi belief

Agudath Israel sues Cuomo over NY synagogue closures

Orthodox organization seeks court order declaring New York restrictions on shul attendance unconstitutional.

Agudath Israel sues Cuomo over NY synagogue closures

US Jewish groups demand freedom for Jonathan Pollard

OU, Agudath Israel, and Coalition for Jewish Values write separate pleas to President Trump to allow Pollard to care for his ailing wife.

US Jewish groups demand freedom for Jonathan Pollard

Litzman: Haredi parties will remain united in 2019 election

Amid rumors of possible split between UTJ's two vactions, Dep. Health Minister Yaakov Litzman says haredi party will remain intact.

Litzman: Haredi parties will remain united in 2019 election

Gafni rips Agudath Yisrael faction, hints of split

Degel Hatorah head Moshe Gafni slams UTJ counterparts from Agudath Yisrael, hints shaky union may collapse over Draft Law.

Gafni rips Agudath Yisrael faction, hints of split

US Orthodox group: No loans from Jewish-owned mortgage company

Agudath Israel of America prohibits Jews from borrowing with Quicken Loans - unless they sign 'heter iska.' Quicken open to the idea.

US Orthodox group: No loans from Jewish-owned mortgage company

Haredim give green light to draft law

Council of Torah Sages of Agudath Israel approves draft law which will be brought for approval by Ministerial Committee for Legislation.

Haredim give green light to draft law

Agudath Israel: 'Jewish Pluralism' undermines true Jewish unity

'It is ironic that leaders of movements undermining true Jewish unity and continuity have been lecturing others about Jewish unity.'

Agudath Israel: 'Jewish Pluralism' undermines true Jewish unity

Agudath Israel US joins court brief to support religious liberty

'If the court accepts our legal position, it would establish an important precedent that would protect religious freedom for all Americans.'

Agudath Israel US joins court brief to support religious liberty

Orthodox group to US Supreme Court: Don't end religious freedom

Agudath Israel warns Supreme Court case of baker who refused to bake for gay wedding could lead to greater loss of religious freedom.

Orthodox group to US Supreme Court: Don't end religious freedom

Agudath Israel praises grant to fund guarding religious schools

US Orthodox Jewish group praises NY Governor's announcement of $25 million security grant for religious schools.

Agudath Israel praises grant to fund guarding religious schools

Jewish leaders visit Capital Hill on first day of 115th Congress

American Jewish leaders meet Congressmen and Senators on first day of new Congress.

Jewish leaders visit Capital Hill on first day of 115th Congress

Kosher tuna added to National School Lunch Program

U.S. Department of Agriculture to require that canned tuna purchased for the National School Lunch Program have kosher certification.

Kosher tuna added to National School Lunch Program

TSA honors Agudath Israel for Jewish advice

Agudath Israel of America honored as a "community partner" by the Transportation Security Administration.

TSA honors Agudath Israel for Jewish advice on security

NYT attacks gender separation at hasidic-area pool

Separate swim periods for women pit New York Times against city’s Orthodox community.

New York Times attacks gender separation at hasidic-area pool

Orthodox activists to NY: Change sex abuse laws

Activists and victims to lobby New York's state capital demanding statute of limitations be lifted for child sex abuse.

Orthodox activists ask NY to change sex abuse reporting laws

Rabbi helps TSA understand Jewish needs

Agudath Israel Rabbi receives thanks from US travel administration for making travel for Jewish passengers smoother and with less hassles.

Rabbi honored for helping TSA understand Jewish travelers' needs

Videos Show Kaparot Ritual - From Chicken's POV

The Agriculture Ministry is urging Israelis to stop using live chickens when performing the ritual of kaparot this year.

Videos Show Kaparot Ritual - From Chicken's Point of Viewplayer

US Haredi Leaders Worried Over Israel Tension

Agudath Israel said to be concerned on how the tension between Netanyahu and Obama will affect US Jewish community.

US Haredi Leaders Worried Over Bibi-Obama Tension