Degel HaTorah


Degel HaTorah

Founded in 1988

Degel HaTorah is an ultra-Orthodox party established in 1988 at the initiative of Rabbi Elazar Shach, against the backdrop of a rift between himself and Agudat Israel. The party's main base of support is from the Lithuanian, non-Hasidic stream of ultra-Orthodox Judaism. Since the elections for the 13th Knesset in 1992, Degel Hatorah has run together with Agudat Israel as part of a joint list called Yahadut HaTorah (United Torah Judaism).

Election Year Votes Count Number Of Seats Share Of Votes List Of Candidates Platform
1988 34,279 2 1.5 Candidates Candidates

Note that the list of candidates and platform in this table are in Hebrew.

Avraham Ravitz, Moshe Gafni


Degel HaTorah in the Governments of Israel: Since its founding, Degel HaTorah has been a partner in several coalitions, and several of its representatives have served as deputy ministers. However, like Agudat Israel, its partner in the United Torah Judaism list, Degel HaTorah has never accepted a position of minister.