The Rabbinical Alliance of America Condemns the Banning of Kosher Animal Slaughter as Anti-Religious

The Rabbinical Alliance of America – Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 America Rabbis – condemns the banning of Shechita (kosher animal slaughter) as anti-religious. Recently, the Constitutional Court of Belgium upheld an earlier court ruling approving a ban on religious slaughter without pre-stunning that was enacted by the legislatures of the Wallonia and Flanders regions of Belgium. Effectively, this decision enacts a ban on kosher slaughter by Jews, depriving Torah observant Jews in Belgium of local meat and forcing them either to import from another region at great expense or move out of the regions where kosher slaughter is forbidden by law. [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Applauds the United States House of Representatives for Approving $1 Billion to Replenish the Iron Dome Missile Defense System for Israel

The Rabbinical Alliance of America – Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 America Rabbis – applauds the United States House of Representatives for its landslide approval of a stand-alone bill to provide Israel with $1 billion for replenishing the Iron Dome missile-defense system. The House of Representatives approved the funding for Iron Dome by a landslide. This approval followed two days of contentious debate within the Democratic Party. The vote passed with an overwhelming 420-9 majority, with two Democrats – Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Hank Johnson – effectively abstaining by voting “present.” Eight Democrats — Reps. Rashid Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Cori Bush, Andre Carson, Marie Newman, Jesus Garcia, Raul Grivalva — and one Republican, Rep. Tom Massie, voted against. The bill is now headed to the Senate, which will need to approve it as well. On Tuesday, the Democratic leadership had to remove the $1 billion provision from a continuing resolution amid pushback from Progressives. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced that he would bring a suspension bill, which requires support from two-third of members, to approve the provision with support of members from both parties. [...Click headline above for more...]