After 28 years in Washington, Abba Cohen of Agudath Israel of America is uniquely positioned to reap the fruits of his decades-long labors.
A group of students ventured past the protestors without making eye contact as one boy worked up the courage to grab a flyer.
Armed with a presidential tweet, a bill moving forward in Congress and a pending lawsuit, Jewish and Christian advocates believe they are on the verge of overturning a long-standing policy that has prohibited federal emergency funds from reaching houses of worship hit by natural disasters.
With the center of gravity moving to New Jersey and Long Island’s Modern Orthodox enclaves from Washington, D.C., and New York City’s Upper West Side, a new power structure is emerging.
NEW YORK — Agudath Israel of America has filed a brief on behalf of a New York state law banning assisted suicide that is being challenged in the state’s highest court. The haredi Orthodox group filed its amicus brief in the case of Myers v. Schneiderman, where arguments in the Court of Appeals are…
A newspaper reports that an ultra-Orthodox umbrella group has dropped its opposition to lifting limits on sex abuse cases. Does it check out?
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A controversial bill that would help legalize West Bank outposts built on Palestinian land was approved in its first reading in the Knesset plenum. The Regulation bill was approved late Wednesday after a five-hour floor debate by a vote of 58 to 51. Two more readings are required to pass the bill into…
Dimming hopes for a bill that would give victims of child sex abuse a greater chance to take their case to court now seem to rest with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
After America’s most influential ultra-Orthodox rabbis denounce Open Orthodoxy as illegitimate, Rabbi Avi Weiss hits back by asserting that the more-inclusive movement is ‘the real Modern Orthodoxy.’
Bill de Blasio’s new pre-kindergarten program funds over 1,000 free seats for Jewish schools in N.Y. But some Orthodox advocates want more time for religious study.