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...]
Mention of Igud HaRabbonim’s press release about Representative Ilhan Omar in the Baltimore Jewish Life, February 14, 2019+*0+*
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...]
Mazal tov to Rav Eliezer Bercuson on the birth of a son this past Monday. May they be zocheh to bring him into the bris of Avrohom Avinu be’ito uvizmano and to raise him leTorah, leMitzvos uleMaasim Tovim. [...Click headline above for more...]
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...]
Tetzaveh - Rabbi Kirsh 5773
Tetzaveh - Rabbi Ziegler 5770
Tetzaveh - Rabbi Ziegler 5769
Tetzaveh - Rabbi Kirsh 5771
Tetzaveh - Rabbi Kirsh 5770
Tetzaveh - Rabbi Ziegler 5774
Tetzaveh - Rabbi Pelcovitz 5743
Tetzaveh - Rabbi Rokeach 5774
Tetzaveh - Rabbi Mandel 5770
Tetzaveh - Rabbi Rokeach 5771
Tetzaveh - Rabbi Kurzrock 5769
Tetzaveh - Rabbi Kurzrock 5740
Tetzaveh - Rabbi Kirsh 5772
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:
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...]
Mention of Igud HaRabbonim’s Rosh Chodesh seudah in the The Jewish Voice, February 10, 2019+*0+*