The Rabbinical Alliance of America—Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis—blesses the Honorable Mayor Eric Adams, who takes his place as the 110th Mayor of the City of New York. 

We pray that the Almighty spread his canopy of peace, understanding, and wisdom upon Mayor Eric Adams and his administration and that He endow the new mayor with the strength and courage to help the residents of the City of New York cope with and recover from a pandemic that has wreaked so much havoc, pain and destruction in our lives. 

We pray that Mayor Eric Adams’ presence will lead the City of New York to safety, joy and prosperity. Mayor Adams has a proven track record of a relentless pursuit of justice, fairness and equality. We pray for his continued success in this effort, which will improve the quality of life for all New York City residents. In order to fully recover from the pandemic, this city needs to allow people the freedom from fear to engage in the business and cultural activities that make this city unique and the religious freedom to build their spiritual lives in a meaningful way. We pray that Mayor Adams successfully enables the exceptional people of New York City to freely thrive physically and spiritually.

We recognize Mayor Eric Adams as the leader of a complex and diverse city full of a multitude of people created in the image of the Lord. We pray that, as steward of New York City, the Mayor is blessed in the merit of this multitude with a keen acumen, fortitude and ability to lead and accomplish much to improve the lives of New York City residents. 

Ours is a city of enormous blessing and potential, a gathering place for the nations of the world who have chosen this place as their home. We boast of great diversity; diverse people, backgrounds and cultures that have made this City what it is today, a city of opportunity for all.

May the Almighty bless and grant Mayor Eric Adams the ability to allow New York City to regain and continue in its role as the greatest city in the world.