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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
Whether you like the term or not, the Shidduch Crisis is arguably the most painful and sensitive issue that the frum community is grappling with today. Singles, their parents, educators and shadchanim are wracking their brains to help more singles build a bayis ne’eman b’yisroel, but so far their efforts 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
Agudath Israel of America has previously described that, with a measles vaccination rate in NY Orthodox Jewish schools of 96%, vaccination is our “clear societal norm” and that “it is imperative to build on the Orthodox Jewish community’s already high vaccination rate.” It has also decried an anti-vaccination rally held Read More
Rashi: Questions of the week 1. Which animals from the Korbanos brought by the Nesi’m allude to the Avos HaKedoshim? 2. Which animals from the Korbanos brought by the Nesi’m have a connection to Shavuos? What is the connection? To receive the Pirchei Weekly straight to your inbox send a blank Read More
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
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