Symbol of the Agudat Yisrael Youth movement

Symbol of the Agudat Yisrael Youth movement

Agudat Yisrael

 

Religious non-Zionist movement, under the patronage of the “Agudat Yisrael” party, established in Poland in 1912. The movement was split into two youth groups: “Agudat Yisrael Youth” for young men, and “Daughters of Agudat Yisrael” for young women.

The movement was anti-Zionist, believing that all the while the Messiah had not arrived, it was incumbent upon the Jewish people to wait in exile and not to “revolt against the Diaspora.”

An emphasis was placed on orthodox religious education and a general wisdom, born of experience, to fight in every way possible assimilation and refutation of the Torah.