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US Jewish groups demand freedom for Jonathan Pollard

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/11/2019 17:04
Litzman: Haredi parties will remain united in 2019 election

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/12/2018 12:51
Gafni rips Agudath Yisrael faction, hints of split

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.Tzvi Lev, 26/07/2018 22:26
US Orthodox group: No loans from Jewish-owned mortgage company

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.Ben Sales, 02/05/2018 09:04
Haredim give green light to draft law

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.Chaim Lev, 12/03/2018 00:19
Agudath Israel: 'Jewish Pluralism' undermines true Jewish unity

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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/11/2017 09:34
Agudath Israel US joins court brief to support religious liberty

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.'Mordechai Sones, 04/10/2017 08:29
Orthodox group to US Supreme Court: Don't end religious freedom

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.Gary Willig, 10/09/2017 20:59
Agudath Israel praises grant to fund guarding religious schools

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/02/2017 09:46
Jewish leaders visit Capital Hill on first day of 115th Congress

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

American Jewish leaders meet Congressmen and Senators on first day of new Congress.Gary Willig, 06/01/2017 11:47
Kosher tuna added to National School Lunch Program

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.JTA, 17/11/2016 05:46
TSA honors Agudath Israel for Jewish advice

TSA honors Agudath Israel for Jewish advice

Agudath Israel of America honored as a "community partner" by the Transportation Security Administration.JTA, 23/09/2016 05:50
NYT attacks gender separation at hasidic-area pool

NYT attacks gender separation at hasidic-area pool

Separate swim periods for women pit New York Times against city’s Orthodox community.JTA, 05/06/2016 07:31
Orthodox activists to NY: Change sex abuse laws

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.Debra Nussbaum-Cohen, 02/05/2016 22:05
Rabbi helps TSA understand Jewish needs

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/01/2016 09:46
Videos Show Kaparot Ritual - From Chicken's POV

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.Moshe Cohen, 10/09/2015 13:12
US Haredi Leaders Worried Over Israel Tension

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.Moshe Cohen, 26/03/2015 14:28