Rabbinical Alliance of America Lauds Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce’s Support for Los Angeles Immigrant Business

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, with a membership of over 950 Orthodox Rabbis — praises the Wall Street-based Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce in their support of the grand opening of Asher Caffé and Lounge in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles against anti-Semitic protest. [...] 

Rabbinical Alliance of America Supports Passage of the Nation-State Bill in Israel

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, with a membership of over 950 Orthodox Rabbis — supports the passage of the Nation-State bill under consideration in the Knesset that will codify already-essential elements of Israel’s make-up. These elements include the country’s predominantly Jewish character and balance; its right to rely on Jewish law in addition to the range of legal systems to which its courts refer; its use of Hebrew as the main language of cultural discourse; and its ability to continue to serve as the religious and cultural center of the Jewish people worldwide. [...] 

Rabbinical Alliance of America Calls for Care and Sensitivity in Discussing Shidduchim

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, with a membership of over 950 Orthodox Rabbis — calls for greater vigilance of community members in encouraging, and refraining from discouraging, proposed shidduchim (blind dates). The very word “shidduchim” can send shivers down the spine of a loving parent and a nervous single. The complex process of finding a mate, and thereby continuing the millennia-old chain of Jewish families, can be daunting. People rightly pray for help in finding a spouse, perform acts of kindness and charity in the merit of finding their match, seek advice and blessings from righteous people, and explore many possible avenues for finding the right person. All of this is important. The Almighty expects us to look toward Heaven for help. However, at the same time as we pray and search we have to be careful to avoid hurting others carelessly. [...] 

Igud HaRabbonim Adds Distinguished Rabbis to its Beth Din

At a Hachtara installation ceremony held at Congregation Ohr Torah in Brooklyn, Rabbi Yaakov Klass, a Presidium Member of the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim (RAA/IGUD) proudly announced the appointment of the following distinguished rabbis as Dayanim (religious judges) to the Beth Din of the Igud HaRabbonim: Rav Yehoshua Grunwald shlit”a – Lakewood, New Jersey; Rav Yosef Chaim Perlman shlit”a – Brooklyn, New York; Rav Yitzchock Meir Pesach shlit”a – Brooklyn, New York; and Rav Avrohom Yehoshua Kirsch shlit”a – Brooklyn, New York. [...]