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While the mention of the word immigration in Washington is usually related to building walls and DREAMers, recent changes in US policy have many other ramifications within the Orthodox community. Agudath Israel frequently receives calls from individuals and institutions about a host of immigration issues, including visa requirements for religious Read More

Statement of Agudath Israel of Illinois on the Reproductive Health Act

Agudath Israel of Illinois respectfully expresses its opposition to the Illinois Reproductive Health Act. The proposed law declares that abortion is a fundamental right of any individual who becomes pregnant, strips fetuses of protections, and allows for abortions up until birth with few restrictions. In doing so, this legislation codifies, Read More

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Chicago’s new mayor, Lori E. Lightfoot, walked the streets of West Rogers Park neighborhood over Shabbos in a visit coordinated by Agudath Israel of Illinois (AIOI). The mayor engaged hundreds of Orthodox Jewish families on a nearly mile-long tour of the neighborhood led by Rabbi Shlomo Soroka, AIOI’s director of Read More

Wednesday, ט”ז סיון, June 19, at 7:30PM ET Agudas Yisroel’s Daf Yomi Commission is delighted to present the worldwide live broadcast of the Daf Yomi’s siyum on Bechoros.  This event is hosted by Congregation Magen David in Surfside, Florida, and the featured speaker will be Rabbi Ephraim Eliyahu Shapiro. The Read More

Agudath Israel of America welcomes the notice that accompanied final regulations issued Tuesday by the US Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Tuesday’s notice ensures that in limited situations, certain taxpayers contributing to scholarship tax credit programs will not be penalized for their donation. This is Read More

Mistakes happen. Most mistakes, though, don’t cost $25 million. This one (almost) did. A misread of the Smart School Bond Act (SSBA) caused millions of dollars in lost technology equipment to New York yeshiva students. Fortunately, Agudath Israel of America and its partners, in the culmination of nearly four years Read More

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