Degel Hatorah

   A mainly Ashkenazi ultra-Orthodox religious political party that broke away from Agudat Israel and secured two seats in the 1988 Knesset election. The party was founded by Rabbi Eliezer Schach, the head of the Ponevesher Yeshiva and a former member of the presidium of the Council of Torah Sages who decided that Agudat Israel was not loyal to its original ideals and objectives. Among Agudat Israel's perceived faults was its connection to the Habad Hasidim and its leader, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, which Rabbi Schach considered heretical. Degel Hatorah supported the Likud-led government established in June 1990. In 1992, Degel Hatorah agreed to participate with Agudat Israel on a joint electoral list known as United Torah Judaism (UTJ), which won four seats in the 13th Knesset. UTJ took four seats in 1996 and agreed to join the coalition government headed by Benjamin Netanyahu, though consistent with its non-Zionist orientation, it declined to accept full cabinet portfolios (its leader, Rabbi Meir Porush, served as deputy minister of housing and construction).
   Degel Hatorah, again running on a joint platform with Agudat Israel under the UTJ banner, won a total of five seats in the 15th Knesset in elections held on 17 May 1999. It agreed to join the governing coalition headed by Ehud Barak, though it would not accept a cabinet portfolio. As part of UTJ, Degel Hatorah took five mandates in the 2003 election for the 16th Knesset. It joined Israel's 30th government, headed by Ariel Sharon, on 10 January 2005 but declined to accept any ministerial portfolios. As part of the UTJ electoral coalition with Agudat Israel, Degel HaTorah won six seats in the 17th Knesset in 2006.

Historical Dictionary of Israel. .

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Degel HaTorah — דגל התורה Leader Moshe Gafni Founded 1988 Split from Agudat Yisrael Newspaper Yated Ne eman …   Wikipedia

  • Degel HaTorah — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Degel HaTorah (o Degel haTorah) (en hebreo דגל התורה, Bandera de la Torá ) es un partido político jaredí askenazí religioso del estado de Israel, con una pequeña representación (2 3 escaños en el Knesset, Parlamento… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Degel HaTorah — (hébreu : דגל התורה, litt. Bannière de la Torah) est un parti politique ashkénaze haredi israélien. Il fut l allié de l Agoudat Israel la majeure partie de son existence sous le nom de Judaïsme unifié de la Torah. Sommaire 1 Idéologie 2… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Degel Hatorah — ultra Orthodox Jewish political party …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah — Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah[1] (Heb.: מועצת גדולי התורה ( Council of [great] Torah Sages )) refers to the supreme rabbinical policy making council of any of several related Haredi Jewish organizations. The component words of the name are… …   Wikipedia

  • Yahadut Hatorah — Israël Cet article fait partie de la série sur la politique d Israël, sous série sur la politique. Lois fondam …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Yahadut Hatorah — (Judaísmo unificado de la Torá), es un partido político israelí fundado en 1990. Se trata de una coalición integrada por los partidos ortodoxos askenazíes Agudat Israel (Hasidíes) y Degel HaTorah (lituanos), se presenta como defensor de los… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Yahadut HaTorah HaMeukhedet — Vereinigtes Thora Judentum (יהדות התורה המאוחדת‎, Yahadut HaTorah HaMeukhedet; UTJ) ist eine politische Allianz der beiden israelischen Parteien Degel HaTorah und Agudat Jisra’el. Beide Parteien sind kleine, nationalreligiöse Parteien, die in der …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Torah Flag — (Degel Hatorah)    See Degel Hatorah …   Historical Dictionary of Israel

  • United Torah Judaism — Infobox Israeli Political Party party name = United Torah Judaism party logo = colorcode = #013068 leader = Yaakov Litzman foundation = 1992 by Rabbi Elazar Shach, Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, Rabbi Yaakov Aryeh Alter, Rabbi Yosef Shalom Eliashiv …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.