The Rabbinical Alliance of America Supports Sanctity of Life and Opposes Doctor-Prescribed Suicide

The Rabbinical Alliance of America – Igud Harabbonim, representing nearly one thousand Rabbis serving throughout the United States – declares its unequivocal opposition to physician assisted suicide. The New York State Assembly has once again introduced the “Medical Aid in Dying Act”, a bill that would legalize physician assisted suicide. If enacted, this bill would put into practice a profound disrespect for the sanctity of human life. Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD, states that, “Judaism absolutely forbids the active taking of life, regardless of the ‘quality of that life’ as perceived by ever changing social and or secular mores.” [...Click headline above for more...] 

JP Luach Tetzaveh 5779

The Jewish Press Weekly Luach
by Rav Yaakov Klass

Vol. LXX No. 7, 5779
New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
February 15, 2019 – 10 Adar I, 5779
5:12 p.m. NYC E.S.T.

Sabbath Ends: 6:14 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 6:44 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Weekly Reading: Tetzaveh
Weekly Haftara: Ata [B]en Adam (Ezekiel 43:10-27)
Daf Yomi: Chulin 80
Mishna Yomit: Bava Basra 2:5-6
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 456:1-3
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Temidin u’Musafin chap. 9 – Hilchos Pesulei ha’Mukdashim chap.1
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 5:59 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sunrise: 6:50 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:30 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sunset: 5:30 p.m. NYC E.S.T. [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Calls for Congressional Censure and Sanction of Representative Ilhan Omar

The Rabbinical Alliance of America – Igud Harabbonim, representing nearly one thousand Rabbis serving throughout the United States – concurs with United States Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi that “Congresswoman Omar’s use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel’s supporters are deeply offensive.” RAA/Igud commends Speaker Pelosi and other members of the House of Representatives for condemning these prejudiced remarks and for calling upon Representative Omar to apologize for her hurtful comments.  [...Click headline above for more...] 

Divrei Torah: Tetzaveh 5779

Halacha Challenge: Rising

Reminder that the Adar 1 Halacha Challenge will conclude on Rosh Chodesh Adar 2. Please send your answers by Tuesday, March 5 to Igud.Halacha@Gmail.com. This month’s question is:

שאלה:ת

כאשר רב מדבר בפני עם ועדה ונכנס תלמיד חכם לאולם, האם ראוי לציבור לקום לכבוד התלמיד חכם שנכנס או לשבת ולשמוע לרב המדבר לכבודו?ת [...Click headline above for more...]