The Rabbinical Alliance of America Celebrates US Supreme Court Decision Striking Down New York State Limitations on Houses of Worship

The Rabbinical Alliance of America—Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis—celebrates the United States Supreme Court’s decision holding that New York State’s COVID-19 directives regarding limits on attendees at houses of worship for prayer services violate the First Amendment’s free exercise of religion clause. The Supreme Court ruled that “enforcement of the Governor’s severe restrictions on the applicants’ religious services must be enjoined.” [...Click headline above for more...] 

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The Rabbinical Alliance of America Applauds Secretary of State Pompeo’s Declaration that BDS is Anti-Semitic

The Rabbinical Alliance of America—Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis—applauds Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s November 19, 2020, declaration  that the United States of America will regard the Palestinian-led boycott movement as “anti-Semitic” and cut off government support for any organizations taking part in it.
 
Pompeo said that, “[w]e will regard the global, anti-Israel BDS campaign as anti-Semitic,” referring to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. “We will immediately take steps to identify organizations that engage in hateful BDS conduct and withdraw U.S. government support for such groups,” he said, adding that all nations should “recognize the BDS movement for the cancer that it is.”
 
Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, executive vice-president of the Rabbinical Alliance of America said, “The Rabbinical Alliance of America and its member rabbis applaud Secretary of State Pompeo’s declaration that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction Movement against the State of Israel is anti-Semitic. The Rabbinical Alliance of America further takes note that the United States-Israel alliance has reached unprecedented heights under the Trump administration. This includes developments such as the State Department’s recent implementation of a policy permitting  birth certificates for persons born in Jerusalem to elect to list their place of birth as ‘Israel.’  Another recent historic development is the Trump administration’s  lifting of  restrictions on federal investment in science, research and agriculture projects in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, which was signed last month by United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.” [...Click headline above for more...]