Category Archives: Agudath Israel

Oy Vey and Kaboom – The Wild West

I’m listening to Rabbi Einhorn’s 14-part lecture series on the history of Orthodox Jews in Los Angeles. What is his point of view? He says early on in lecture one: “In Los Angeles, it was a collaboration of multiple people, … Continue reading

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Agudath Israel Salaries

I went to Guidestar.org and found this 990 form filed for 2012, which listed salaries as follows: * David Zwiebel (president): ~$230,000 * Shlomo Gertzulen (CEO): ~$198,000 * Labish Becker: ~$134,000 * Shmuel Lefkowitz: ~$175,000 * Yehiel Kalish: ~$214,000 * … Continue reading

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When Agudat Israel Did Things

Historian Marc B. Shapiro writes: …it brings us back to a time when Agudat Israel actually did something other than put on a big Daf Yomi celebration every seven years.[6] There was a time when Agudat Israel tried to accomplish … Continue reading

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When Do You Report Child Abuse?

Marc B. Shapiro writes: After my previous post on ultra-Orthodox tolerance of sexual abuse, there were some who doubted that there is any rabbinic support for this. Those who can read Hebrew, please read the following responsum from R. Menasheh … Continue reading

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A Jewish Divorce Heads To Goyisha Court

A.B. emails: Dear Luke: The Agudath Yisrael continues to employ Moses Kolodny part-time in its archives despite the fact that this man is assisting his daughter to seriously violate halocho by taking her estranged husband to court. he has been … Continue reading

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