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Orthodox group joins with lawmakers to form congressional caucus promoting Torah values, battling anti-Semitism

(January 19, 2022 / JNS) Members of both parties in Congress inaugurated a new Congressional Caucus on Monday to focus on Jewish issues such as the rise of anti-Semitism and unfair treatment in Jewish communities.

According to a news release by the Orthodox organization Dirshu, the Congressional Caucus for the Advancement of Torah Values will discuss ongoing issues of concern to Jews in the United States, Canada and the world.

Reps. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) and Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) will co-chair the caucus, which was spearheaded by Rabbi Dovid Hofstedter—a Canadian real estate investor, philanthropist, and the founder and president of Dirshu, headquartered in New Jersey and started in 1997.

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