The Rabbinical Alliance of America Calls Upon Airlines to Exercise Sensitivity in Enforcing Its Mask Policies

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis — calls upon airlines to exercise sensitivity in enforcing its mask policies. On multiple occasions in recent months, Orthodox Jewish families were publicly embarrassed and removed from their flights due to young children who are unable to wear masks. Airlines have broad leeway to make exceptions from their mask policies. The failure of some airlines to make exceptions for young children who are unable to wear masks represents unacceptable cruelty to children and large families. The fact that flight attendants have repeatedly enforced this rule specifically on Orthodox Jewish families, who constitute a small part of the population, raises additional questions of bias that demand attention. This is especially true in light of the broad support these families receive from other passengers while the flight attendants enforce this cruel rule. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Divrei Torah: Tzav-Pesach

Pesach Section:
Rabbi Kurzrock – Inyanei Pesach 5781

Rabbi Kurzrock – Pre-Pesach 5781

Rabbi Klass – Pesach 5781

Rabbi Grunwald – The Unique Time of the Seder 5781

Rav Asher Weiss - Tzav-Erev Pesach Shabbos 5781

Rabbi Ziegler - Pesach 5781

Shach’s Dayenu Pilpul

Halacha Section:
Rabbi Grunwald – Hilchos Shabbos – Making Tea and Coffee

Rabbi Grunwald – Shmiras HaLashon – Sin of the Meraglim

Tzav Section:

Special audio:
Rabbi Katz – Vayikra 5780

Rabbi Ziegler - Tzav 5780

Tzav - Rabbi Eisner 5743

Tzav - Rabbi Kirsh 5769

Tzav - Rabbi Kirsh 5771

Tzav - Rabbi Kirsh 5772

Tzav - Rabbi Mandel 5771

Tzav - Rabbi Rokeach 5770

Tzav - Rabbi Rokeach 5773

Tzav - Rabbi Singer 5740

Tzav - Rabbi Ziegler 5770

Tzav - Rabbi Ziegler 5771

Tzav - Rabbi Ziegler 5773

Tzav - Rabbi Ziegler 5774

Shabbos Hagadol – Liska Rebbe 5779

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The Rabbinical Alliance of America Mourns the Loss of Innocent Life in the Mass Shooting in Boulder, Colorado, and Prays for a Return to Peace and Tranquility

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis — mourns the loss of innocent life and condemns the recent surge in violence plaguing our great nation, and prays for a return to peace, tranquility. The March 22, 2021, mass shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, comes less than a week after eight people were killed in a series of attacks on spas in Atlanta. They are also among at least seven mass shootings in the past week across the US — including three incidents on Saturday alone. [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Stands with Asian Americans and Condemns the Alarming Rise in Anti-Asian Attacks and Hate Crimes

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis — stands in support and solidarity with Asian Americans and calls on all Americans to likewise stand up and condemn the recent violence perpetrated against Asian Americans. The tragic, cold-blooded Atlanta shooting by an evil, hateful individual claimed the lives of eight innocent people due to racism. Tragically, less than an hour later, four Asian Americans were murdered in a separate violent shooting.   [...Click headline above for more...] 

נפלה עטרת ראשנו

שבורים אנחנו ורצוצים אנחנו אין לנו מילים על השבר הגדול על הסתלקות של יקר היקרים, איש חי ורב פעלים, ידיו רב לו במלחמות לכבוד התורה, עשה נחת רוח לבורא, הלך בתמימות ובישרות, עשה הרבה בשביל מאכלים בכשרות, הגאון רבי יעקב דוד בן הרב אברהם ספיוואק ז״ל פרעזידענט של האיגוד הרבנים דאמעריקא וראש הכולל אשל אברהם במאנסי נ. י. ויעקב הלך לדרכו לדאבון כלל ישראל וזכותיו של דוד חי וקים לעד. ויה״ר מלפני אבינו שבשמים שנשמתו ימליץ טוב בעד משפחתו ובעד האיגוד הרבנים דאמעריקה ובעד כלל ישראל ולא ישמע עוד שוד ושבר בגבולינו ונזכה להפסוק ובלע המוות לנצח נחמו נחמו למשפחתו הרמה ובפרט לאשתו תחי׳ ולבנו הרב הגאון הרב אהרן שליט״א המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבילי ציון וירושלים ויאמר לצרותינו די ואך טוב וחסד ישכון באהליכם תמיד ותזכו לבשר בשורות טובות ישועות ונחמות