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...] 

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Chaplaincy Commission Update

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

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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
Friday, January 14, 2022- Shevat 12, 5782 ============================================================================
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The Rabbinical Alliance of America Joins New York City in Mourning the Nineteen People Who Died in a Tragic Bronx Fire

The Rabbinical Alliance of America—Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis—joins New York City in mourning the nineteen people, including nine children, who died in a Bronx fire. More than 60 were injured, and those with life-threatening injuries were taken to five Bronx hospitals. Roughly 200 firefighters battled the blaze, officials said. Officials described this fire as among the city’s worst in recent years. Mayor Eric Adams said, “The numbers are horrific… [t]his is going to be one of the worst fires that we have witnessed during modern times.” Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro stated that “the smoke conditions in this building were unprecedented.” In a horrifying scene, fire department crews entering the building found victims “on every floor” and were taking them out in “cardiac and respiratory arrest,” he said. [...Click headline above for more...]