The Rabbinical Alliance of America Applauds Mayor Bill de Blasio for Condemning Representative Ilhan Omar’s Anti-Semitic Comments

The Rabbinical Alliance of America – Igud Harabbonim, representing nearly one thousand Rabbis serving throughout the United States – applauds New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for condemning anti-Semitic comments made by United States House of Representative Member Ilhan Omar.  [...Click headline above for more...] 

Upcoming Medical Conference in New York

The Chaplaincy Commission of the Igud HaRabbonim/Rabbinical Alliance of America, led by Rav Yehuda Blank, MS, BCC, would like to share this important information which will benefit health care professionals, chaplains and rabbis serving in healthcare. If you plan on attending the March 24th event described below, please make sure to register in advance. [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Calls Upon Israeli Education Ministry to Teach Torah in Public Schools

On Thursday, March 7, 2019, the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim convened their monthly Rosh Chodesh (Adar Beis) seudah and conference at Kahal Bnei Matisyahu of Flatbush where Rabbi Yaakov Klass, presidium member of the RAA/Igud and Torah Editor of the Jewish Press, serves as the Rav. At the conference, the RAA/Igud passed a resolution calling upon the Israeli Education Ministry to incorporate Torah study into the curriculum of the Israeli Public School system. [...Click headline above for more...] 

JP Luach Pikudei 5779

The Jewish Press Weekly Luach
by Rav Yaakov Klass

Vol. LXX No. 10, 5779
New York City
March 8, 2019 – 1 Adar II, 5779
5:36 p.m. NYC E.S.T.

Sabbath Ends: 6:37 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 7:06 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Weekly Reading: Pikudei
Weekly Haftara: Vatishlam Kol Ha’melacha I Kings 7:51 – 8:21 – Ashkenazim; Vaya’as Chirom I Kings 7:40-50 Sefaradim
Daf Yomi: Chulin 101
Mishna Yomit: Bava Basra 6:5-6
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 468:4-6
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Shegagos chap. 9-11
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 5:29 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sunrise: 6:19 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:13 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sunset: 5:54 p.m. NYC E.S.T [...Click headline above for more...] 

Rav Shmaryahu Shulman on Vayakhel and Purim

A recent shiur by RAA/Igud’s Honorary President, HaRav HaGaon Rav Shmaryahu Shulman shlit”a:

Here is a recording of his shiur from two weeks ago, on Tetzaveh and Adar Rishon
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