United Torah Judaism (Hebrew: יהדות התורה‎, Yahadut HaTora) is an alliance of Agudat Yisrael, a Hasidic party, and Degel HaTorah, a Lithuanian Haredi party. Both are ultra-Orthodox political parties in the Israeli Knesset. It was first formed in 1992. When UTJ joined Ariel Sharon's coalition in 2004, it split into its two constituent factions of Degel HaTorah and Agudat Israel. Before the 2006 election, Degel HaTorah and Agudat Israel agreed to revive their alliance under the banner of United Torah Judaism to not waste votes, and to achieve maximum representation in the 17th Knesset.

Property Value
dbo:abstract
  • United Torah Judaism (Hebrew: יהדות התורה‎, Yahadut HaTora) is an alliance of Agudat Yisrael, a Hasidic party, and Degel HaTorah, a Lithuanian Haredi party. Both are ultra-Orthodox political parties in the Israeli Knesset. It was first formed in 1992. The two parties have not always agreed with each other about policy matters. However, over the years, they have co-operated and united as a voting bloc, in order to win the maximum number of seats in the Knesset, since many extra votes can be wasted if election thresholds are not attained under Israel's proportional representation parliamentary system. When UTJ joined Ariel Sharon's coalition in 2004, it split into its two constituent factions of Degel HaTorah and Agudat Israel. Before the 2006 election, Degel HaTorah and Agudat Israel agreed to revive their alliance under the banner of United Torah Judaism to not waste votes, and to achieve maximum representation in the 17th Knesset. The party won 8 seats in the 21st Knesset elections in 2019, which was up from 6 seats in the 20th Knesset elections in 2015. This is, so far, the best result of the party ever, making them the 4th-strongest party in the Knesset. According to The New York Times, UTJ is notable for its embrace of technology and electronic communication systems, including the Internet, in contrast to Haredi tradition. (en)
dbo:colour
dbo:colourName
  • Black,whiteandblue (en)
dbo:country
dbo:formationYear
  • 1992-01-01 (xsd:date)
dbo:ideology
dbo:internationalAffiliation
dbo:leader
dbo:religion
dbo:wikiPageEditLink
dbo:wikiPageExternalLink
dbo:wikiPageExtracted
  • 2019-10-04 19:37:22Z (xsd:date)
dbo:wikiPageHistoryLink
dbo:wikiPageID
  • 279725 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageLength
  • 17583 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageModified
  • 2019-10-04 18:47:04Z (xsd:date)
dbo:wikiPageOutDegree
  • 160 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionID
  • 919625661 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionLink
dbp:wikiPageUsesTemplate
dct:subject
rdf:type
rdfs:comment
  • United Torah Judaism (Hebrew: יהדות התורה‎, Yahadut HaTora) is an alliance of Agudat Yisrael, a Hasidic party, and Degel HaTorah, a Lithuanian Haredi party. Both are ultra-Orthodox political parties in the Israeli Knesset. It was first formed in 1992. When UTJ joined Ariel Sharon's coalition in 2004, it split into its two constituent factions of Degel HaTorah and Agudat Israel. Before the 2006 election, Degel HaTorah and Agudat Israel agreed to revive their alliance under the banner of United Torah Judaism to not waste votes, and to achieve maximum representation in the 17th Knesset. (en)
rdfs:label
  • United Torah Judaism (en)
owl:sameAs
foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf
foaf:name
  • United Torah Judaism (en)
is dbo:affiliation of
is dbo:leaderName of
is dbo:mergedWith of
is dbo:wikiPageDisambiguates of
is dbo:wikiPageRedirects of
is dbp:party of
is owl:differentFrom of
is foaf:primaryTopic of