The Rabbinical Alliance of America Applauds Governor Kathy Hochul For Increasing Funding for Nonpublic Schools

The Rabbinical Alliance of America—Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis—applauds Governor Kathy Hochul’s announcement in her first executive budget address regarding nonpublic school funding. Governor Hochul recommends an increase of approximately 18% in funding to support private schools, including Jewish day schools and yeshivot. This is one of the largest increases seen in the education portion of the governor’s budget.
 
Notably, Governor Hochul’s proposed budget includes a $15 million increase for the Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) reimbursement program for nonpublic schools. The governor has also proposed a dramatic expansion that triples funding for health, safety, and security projects in our schools through the Nonpublic School Safety Equipment (NSPE) Grant program. For the first time, this program will allow nonpublic schools to use the funds to support critical maintenance and repairs of our school facilities. This increase will greatly benefit the tens of thousands of students in New York State’s Jewish schools and their parents, who currently carry the enormous tuition burden required to educate their children according to their religious traditions. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Chaplaincy Commission Update

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From the desk of Rabbi Yehuda (Leonard) Blank, MS, BCC
Director of Programming, Chaplaincy Commission and External Affairs
Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim
917-446-2126 rablenblank@gmail.com
Thursday, January 20, 2022- Shevat 18, 5782
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AMULETS, COLORED WRISTBANDS, SPIRITUAL NECKLACES, SPIRITUAL HEALERS AND ALL KINDS OF SEGULOS IN TIMES OF NEED, IN TIMES OF FEAR, IN TIMES OF DESIRES FOR MAYSIM TOVIM
HOW DO RABBIS AND CHAPLAINS FACE THE CHALLENGES OF
PATIENTS, OF CONGREGANTS, OF THOSE WHO SEEK THE MANY SEGILOS PATHWAY TO HOPE
EMUNAH, BETOCHEN, HOPE, FAITH, BELIEF IN THE HOLY ONE OUR G HEARTFELT CARE,  SINCERITY, GOOD LISTENING PROFESSIONALISM AND THE WILLINGNESS TO RECOMMEND MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WHEN NECESSARY
RABBI CHAIM MINTZ ON SEGULOS- YES, NO MAYBE SO
PERSONAL REFLECTIONS
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A patient so fearful and concerns about his/her medical condition and future. Someone who is an older single who has never been married or has been divorced or whose spouse died and seeks a shidduch. A couple desperately wanting to have a child. A person looking for parnasa. These and so many other reasons rabbonim and chaplains are often the first person to go to and to share from one’s heart so many of these concerns. Though there are rabbis and chaplains who are also mental health professionals, their role as rabbis and chaplains is not as a mental health professional. The same holds true for the rebbitzens, many who are also mental health professionals. Often, it is the rebbitzen from whom the women congregants seek guidance. Often, the rabbi and the rebbitzen compliment each other and with the permission of the congregant will collaborate for the sake of that congregant. [...Click headline above for more...] 

JP Luach Yisro 5782

Vol. LXXIII No. 3,5782

NYC Candle Lighting Time
January 21, 2022 – 19 Shevat 5782
4:42 p.m. NYC E.S.T.

Sabbath Ends: 5:46 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 6:14 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Weekly Reading: Yisro
Weekly Haftara: Bi’shenas Mos HaMelech (Isaiah 6:1-7:6, 9:5-6 Ashkenazim; Isaiah 6:1-13 Sephardim)
Daf Yomi: Moed Katan 9
Mishna Yomit: Berachos 9:3-4
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 211:2-4
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos She’ar Avos Ha’Tumah chap. 18-20
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 6:21 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sunrise: 7:14 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:40 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Plag Hamincha: 3:59 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sunset: 5:00 p.m. NYC E.S.T. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Divrei Torah: Yisro

Audio:
Rabbi Kurzrock Yisro 5781

 
Rabbi Kurzrock Yisro 5781

 
Rabbi Yaakov Shulman Yisro 5781

 
Rabbi Katz Yisro 5781

 
Rabbi Katz Yisro 5780

 
5780 - Bl_Yisro

 
Dirshu - Yisro 5782

 
Dirshu - Yisro 5781

 
Rav Asher Weiss - Yisro 5782

 
Rav Asher Weiss - Yisro 5781

 
Rabbi Serebryanski - Yisro 5782

 
Rabbi Ziegler - Yitro 5782

 
Rabbi Ziegler - Yisro 5781

 
Rabbi Frager - Yitro 5776

 
Rabbi Ziegler - Yitro 5780

 
Yisro - Rabbi Ziegler 5776

 
Yisro - Rabbi Ziegler 5774

 
Yisro - Rabbi Ziegler 5772

 
Yisro - Rabbi Ziegler 5769

 
Yisro - Rabbi Rokeach 5771

 
Yisro - Rabbi Rokeach 5774

 
Yisro - Rabbi Rokeach 5775

 
Yisro - Rabbi Mandel 5769

 
Yisro - Rabbi Perkin 5743

 
Yisro - Rabbi Kurzrock 5769

 
Yisro - Rabbi Kirsh 5772

 
Yisro - Rabbi Kirsh 5774

 
Yisro - Rabbi Ziegler 5775

 
Yisro - Rabbi Ziegler 5773

 
Yisro - Rabbi Ziegler 5770

 
Yisro - Rabbi Kirsh 5771

 
Yisro - Rabbi Kirsh 5773

 
Yisro - Rabbi Kirsh 5776

 
Yisro - Rabbi Mandel 5767

 
Yisro - Rabbi Mandel 5771

 
Yisro - Rabbi Rokeach 5770

 
Yisro - Rabbi Rokeach 5773

 
Yisro - Rabbi Rokeach 5775 Eng

 
Yisro - Rabbi Weinbach 5740

 
Yisro – Liska Rebbe 5781


 
Yisro – Liska Rebbe 5780
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The Rabbinical Alliance of America Urges Vigilance in Protecting Synagogues and Jewish Communities

The Rabbinical Alliance of America—Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis—calls upon our nation’s elected officials and law enforcement officers to exercise vigilance in protecting synagogues and Jewish communities across North America in the wake of the terror attack at Congregation Beth Israel, in Colleyville, Texas. On Saturday, January 15, 2022, a gunman disrupted religious services, held five people including the rabbi hostage, and began a standoff with police that lasted for more than ten hours. Thanks to the efforts of law enforcement, all the hostages were safely released on Saturday night. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Divrei Torah: Beshalach

Chaplaincy Commission Update

IMPORTANT CORRECTION PLEASE NOTE THE ACTUAL ARTICLE BY DR. ADRIAN OWEN IS PLACED BELOW

(The link that was previously there was for a different article)

From the desk of Rabbi Yehuda (Leonard) Blank, MS, BCC
Director of Programming, Chaplaincy Commission and External Affairs
Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim
917-446-2126 rablenblank@gmail.com
Friday, January 14, 2022- Shevat 12, 5782 ============================================================================
Kiddush H – Once Again
Mazel Tov to Yehuda Topper 1st Orthodox Jewish Police Officer in the entire State of Florida [...Click headline above for more...]