VIDEOS: #AgudahLive – far reaching impact of the NYSED Guidelines for ALL Jewish schools
We won’t have it

“We won’t have it.” That was the message of  Rabbi Elya Brundy and Rabbi Yisroel Reisman, deans of two large and prestigious yeshivas, in an unprecedented op-ed in the Wall Street Journal this morning (see here). Their strongly worded piece was a response to the attempt of the New York State Read More

IRS Issues guidance for new tax on nonprofits, but it isn’t enough

Earlier this week, the IRS issued new guidance for determining a tax on fringe benefits offered by nonprofits, but Agudath Israel and other nonprofits want the entire tax eliminated. Rabbi Abba Cohen, Agudath Israel’s Vice President for Federal Government Affairs was quoted in the Jewish Week and Jewish Insider explaining the organization’s opposition Read More

The Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah are asking all shuls…

The State of New York has published new guidelines to ensure that nonpublic schools, including Yeshivos and Bais Yaakovs, provide an education that is “substantially equivalent” to that of the public schools. What this means is that every single Cheider, Yeshiva Ketanah, Yeshiva Gedolah and Bais Yaakov, from elementary through Read More

WATCH: Protecting Jewish Values When Society’s Values Change
Pirchei Weekly For Parshas Vayigash

Rashi: Questions of the week 1. What 2 food items did Yosaif send Yaakov that are known to calm down a[n elderly] person? 2. From where do we learn that listening to Lashon Horah can cause one to have Sinah against the person who is being slandered? To receive the Pirchei Weekly straight to your inbox Read More

Tears at the White House Chanukah Party

Yesterday, I attended the White House Chanukah party as a guest of US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Other attendees at the party included Rabbi Abba Cohen, Agudath Israel’s chairman Mr. Shlomo Werdiger, and several board members. Many people have asked me to name the highlight of the event. Before Read More

Agudath Israel Congratulates President Trump on the Nomination of William Barr as U.S. Attorney General
WATCH: Parshas Mikeitz/Chanukah 5779- Rabbi Labish Becker
Pirchei Weekly for Parshas Mikeitz – Chanukah

Rashi: Questions of the week 1.What bracha did Yosaif bestow upon his brother Binyomin that the other brothers had received at an earlier time? 2. What stirred Yosaif’s compassion towards his brother [as opposed to his brothers]? To receive the Pirchei Weekly straight to your inbox send a blank email to Black and Read More