“Fulfilling the Divine Will” – Rabbinic Guidance, Teshuva, Hate Crimes, Yeshiva Funding and More on the Front Burner at Igud HaRabbanim’s 33rd Annual Chai Elul Siyum HaShas

A new year is around the corner. Members of Klal Yisroel are pulling out all the stops to merit a Kesiva V’chasima Tova. Both at the individual and communal levels, there are so many berachos and yeshuos that are so badly needed. As always, Klal Yisroel looks towards its rabbanim for leadership, guidance, advocacy and chizuk.  [...Click headline above for more...] 

Chomer L’Drush 5781 Video

0:0:00 – Rabbi Yaniv Meirov, Introduction to the important work of Chazaq
0:2:27 – Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, Introduction to Chomer L’Drush
0:7:06 – Rabbi Ya’akov Klass
0:29:00 – Rabbi Chananiah Elbaz
1:00:31 – Rabbi Ya’akov Shulman
1:17:28 – Rabbi Ephraim Glatt, esq.
1:28:14 – Rabbi Zev Saunders
1:45:54 – Chief Rabbi of South Africa Warren Goldstein
2:10:36 – Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, Concluding Remarks [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Joins with Chazaq for 80th Annual Pre-High Holiday Chomer LiDrush Homiletics Session

On Sunday, August 8, 2021, the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim (RAA) and Chazaq partnered to present the RAA’s 80th annual pre-High Holiday “Chomer LiDrush” (homiletics) session. An annual event, the Chomer LiDrush session offers timely examples of sermon material from master speakers and thinkers to help rabbis prepare their own speeches and classes during the upcoming holidays. This year’s conference, held online, prepares rabbis for a particularly challenging holiday season full of opportunities to discuss personal, communal and theological issues. To offer useful and compelling Torah content during this unique year, RAA partnered with Chazaq in bringing six distinguished rabbis to address the gathering: [...Click headline above for more...] 

Rabbinical Alliance of America Hosts Rabbi Nissim Ze’ev, a Founder of the Shas Party and Longtime Member of Knesset

On Thursday, July 8, 2021, 28 Tammuz 5781, at Ahi Ezer Yeshiva Congregation, 60 rabbis from the Igud HaRabbonim/Rabbinical Alliance of America gathered together and convened its monthly Rosh Chodesh (Av) conference and dinner. The conference and dinner were sponsored by RAA/Igud Presidium member and rabbi of the Ahi Ezer Yeshiva Congregation, Rabbi Hanania Elbaz. The Rosh Chodesh Av conference was sponsored by Rabbi Elbaz in memory of his illustrious father, HaGaon HaChacham Shalom Ben HaGaon HaChacham Chayim Elbaz, ZT’l. Rabbi Elbaz delivered a scholarly Dvar Halacha in his father’s memory.  [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Commemorates the 17th Yahrzeit of Rabbi Nachum Zvi Josephy, ZT’L

On Sunday, June 6, 2021, the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim, together with family and friends, gathered at Congregation Shaaray Tefila of Lawrence, New York, to commemorate the 17th Yahrzeit of its legendary Executive Vice-President, Rabbi Nachum Zvi Josephy, ZT’L, HaRav Nachum Zvi Ben HaRav Chaim Josephy.  [...Click headline above for more...] 

Igud HaRabbonim Holds Azkarah in Memory of Rabbi Yaakov Spivak, ZT’L

On Sunday, May 9, 2021, at Congregation Ahavath Achim Anshei Sfard in Brooklyn, Igud HaRabbonim, the Rabbinical Alliance of America, gathered together with family and friends for an Azkarah memorial in honor of HaGaon HaRav Yaakov Dovid Ben Reb Avraham Spivak, ZT’L, Rabbi Yaakov Spivak. At the time of his passing on March 17, 2021, Rabbi Spivak served as a Presidium Member of Igud HaRabbonim, the Rav and Rosh Kollel of the Ayshel Avraham Rabbinical Seminary and the Rabbinic Administrator of United Kosher Supervision. [...Click headline above for more...]