Rav Frager: Time for Sovereignty Now

Our chaver, Rav Dr. Joseph Frager, argues for the political benefits of sovereignty in Arutz Sheva, July 3, 2020

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Time for sovereignty now

Nike came up with a great expression used in all of their advertisements that has had a profound influence on the world. Their motto is “Just do it”. I say to the State of Israel and to the U.S. Administration in reference to applying Sovereignty over Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley, “Just do it”. This is the right time. The longer one waits the more the naysayers have time to apply pressure and make trouble. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Chaplaincy Commission Update

From the desk of Rabbi Leonard(Yehuda)Blank MS.BCC
Director of Chaplaincy Commission and External Affairs
Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim
917-445-2126 rablenblank@gmail.com
July 2, 2020

The shloshim for my dear and beloved Ashis Chayil Keila Lutza bas Shalom HaKohein a’h was this past Monday June 29th. I thought, I would be able to share with you many aspects of my wife and our lives together with family these 27 years. However, after having spent hours preparing my speech, and I was the main speaker of the evening following my three stepsons, my son who delivered the hadran and one of my dear son in laws who spoke before me, I am not able to share with you any insights for this newsletter. Beginning that evening my official mourning period ended and now I transition to another part of life. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Divrei Torah: Chukas-Balak

Rabbi Hershel Kurzrock – Chukas 5779 in two parts
Rabbi Hershel Kurzrock – Balak 5779 in two parts
Rabbi Klass – Chukas-Balak 5780
Rabbi Dovid Katz – Chukas-Balak 5780
Dirshu – Chukas 5780
Dirshu - Chukas 5780
Dirshu – Balak 5780
Dirshu - Balak 5780
Rav Asher Weiss – Chukas 5780
Rav Asher Weiss - Chukas 5780
Rav Asher Weiss – Balak 5780
Rav Asher Weiss - Balak 5780
Rabbi Rokeach 5780
Rabbi Ziegler - Chukas 5780
Rabbi Ziegler - Chukas 5779
Chukas - Rabbi Ziegler 5775
Chukas - Rabbi Ziegler 5744
Chukas - Rabbi Rokeach 5774
Chukas - Rabbi Rokeach 5773
Chukas - Rabbi Rokeach 5771
Chukas - Rabbi Kirsh 5773
Chukas - Rabbi Kirsh 5772
Chukas - Rabbi Kirsh 5771
Chukas - Rabbi Kirsh 5769
Chukas - Rabbi Kantor 5740
Chukas - Rabbi Hecht 5743
Rabbi Ziegler - Balak 5779
Balak - Rabbi Kirsh 5771
Balak - Rabbi Kirsh 5770
Balak - Rabbi Hecht 5743
Balak - Rabbi Ziegler 5775
Balak - Rabbi Ziegler 5774
Balak - Rabbi Ziegler 5773
Balak - Rabbi Ziegler 5771
Balak - Rabbi Ziegler 5770
Balak - Rabbi Rokeach 5774
Balak - Rabbi Rokeach 5773
Balak - Rabbi Rokeach 5770
Balak - Rabbi Kirsh 5775
Balak - Rabbi Halberstam 5740
Liska Rebbe – Chukas 5779

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The Rabbinical Alliance of America Calls Upon the Trump Administration to Bring the Murderer of Daniel Pearl to Justice

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis — calls upon the Trump Administration to compel Pakistan to keep the terrorist murderer of journalist Daniel Pearl imprisoned or to bring him to justice in the United States before an American court. Daniel Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter, was kidnapped in Pakistan in 2002, while working on a story covering jihadists. Tragically, 38-year-old Pearl was murdered in cold blood by terrorists because he was an American and a Jew. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Rav Student: Torah Is the Air We Breathe

Rav Gil Student, Director of RAA’s Halacha Commission, published this article on the First Things website, June 26, 2020

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Throughout the pandemic, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has singled out the Jewish community for violating “stay-at-home” orders. Now, although Jews still face severe restrictions on religious gatherings after months without access to synagogues, he has permitted protesters to gather in the thousands and break social distancing guidelines. Why do political protests deserve special dispensation but religious services do not? Some have accused de Blasio of anti-Semitism, but he has always shown himself to be a trusted ally of the Jewish community. I believe the reason for his inconsistency is in some ways more insidious: Secular society sees religion—and public worship in particular—as little more than a cultural expression or a lifestyle choice. [...Click headline above for more...]