Rabbis Discuss Artificial Intelligence and the Rebbe-Talmid Relationship at Conference (videos included)

On Sunday, January 22, 2023, the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim convened its monthly Rosh Chodesh (Shevat) Conference and Seudah at Yeshivas Bris Avram, located in  Monsey, New York. This important citadel of Torah is under the leadership of its renowned rosh yeshiva, Rabbi Aharon Mandel.  [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Applauds Governor Kathy Hochul for Vetoing the Community Preservation Fund for the Town of Chester Bill Due to its Antisemitic Nature

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis — applauds Gov. Kathy Hochul who vetoed on December 23 the Community Preservation Fund for the Town of Chester Bill (NY State Senate Bill S1810A). On its face, the bill innocently appears to authorize the town of Chester to establish community preservation funds. In actuality, this bill was a ploy to prevent the Hasidic and Orthodox population from developing legitimate housing for its communities needs. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Utilizing the Light of Chanukah to Respond to Antisemitism

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis — encourages Jews to take heart from the Chanukah menorah and stand proud as a Jew in the face of antisemitic oppression. The rising trend of antisemitism has rightly caused alarm among many Jews. We live in a time in which someone may be attacked on the street simply for looking like a Jew. Some might react by hiding their Jewish identity. This reasonable response will only make things worse. We must confront antisemitism both directly and indirectly. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Rabbis Talk Torah, Israel and Safety at Rabbinical Alliance of America Rosh Chodesh Kislev Conference

The Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim discussed timely and timeless issues at its Rosh Chodesh Kislev Conference on November 23, 2022, at Khilah Marine Park, where the illustrious Rabbi Baruch Pesach Mendelson serves as rabbi. The theme of the Rosh Chodesh conference was how to increase adult Talmud Torah, an area where the community enjoys success but always looks for ways to improve. Additionally, the convened group discussed pressing matters, including support of the Israeli Chief Rabbinate, safety of New York City’s Jewish community, and terror attacks in Israel. [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Calls on All Eligible Members of the Jewish Community to Vote

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis — calls on all eligible members of the Jewish community to vote in the upcoming elections.

Every election is important. This election cycle of 2022 includes races for United States Senate, the House of Representatives, Governor as well as state and local races. These elections will set this nation’s course of direction. You must participate in that direction-setting by voting in the elections. Additionally, by voting, you raise your voice and tell your local elected officials that your community’s needs must be attended. [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Joins Klal Yisrael in Mourning the Passing of HaGaon HaRav Dov Aharon Brisman, ZT’L

Nafla ateres rosheinu, the crown has fallen from our head (Eicha 5:16). The Jewish people has lost a brilliant scholar, faithful leader, devoted servant and one a great posek. The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American Orthodox Rabbis — joins Klal Yisroel in mourning the passing of HaGaon HaRav Dov Aharon Brisman, ZT’L, the Rosh Beth Din of the Beth Din of the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Rabbinical Alliance of America Celebrates 80 Years of Gevurah and 34th Annual Chai Elul Siyum HaShas with an Eye Towards “Fulfilling the Divine Will” – Rabbinic Guidance, Teshuva, And Answering the Clarion Call of Rabbinic Activism

A new year is around the corner. Members of Klal Yisroel are pulling out all the stops to merit a Kesiva V’chasima Tova. Both at the individual and communal levels, so many individuals and communities need divine blessings. As always, Klal Yisroel looks towards its rabbis for leadership, guidance, advocacy and spiritual strengthening [...Click headline above for more...] 

Convocation Resolutions

Chai Elul Eve 5782 – September 13, 2022

by Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht – Convocation Chairman

#1) MANDATE A MOMENT OF SILENCE IN ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The RAA reiterates its call to the Federal Government in Washington D.C. and the Department of Education, to support a nationwide directive for a Moment of Silence at the commencement of each new school day — facilitating teachers and students, to silently reflect on the Creator and faith in a Higher Being.  [...Click headline above for more...]