The Rabbinical Alliance of America Opposes the Dangerous United Nations Text Supporting a “Right of Return” (“Repatriation”) to Palestinian Arab Refugees

The Rabbinical Alliance of America—Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American Rabbis—opposes the one-sided, illegitimate and dangerous United Nations General Assembly resolution affirming the “right of return” (“repatriations”) for Palestinian refugees to sovereign Israel as part of a broad text in support of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).  [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Joins the White House in Helping Americans Access the Child Tax Credit

On Thursday, October 21, 2021, the Rabbinical Alliance of America – Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 America Rabbis – joined with other Jewish organizations in partnering with the White House in its important presentation on the Child Tax Credit (CTC). The Rabbinical Alliance of America thanks President Joe Biden, his administration and in particular Mr. Chanan Weissman, the White House liaison to the Jewish Community, for arranging this important meeting to help families receive the financial assistance they need and deserve. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Igud HaRabbonim and National Council of Young Israel Explore Collaboration to Enrich Klal Yisrael

On Tuesday, October 6, 2021, Igud HaRabbonim — Rabbinical Alliance of America — convened its monthly Rosh Chodesh (Cheshvan) conference at the Young Israel of Woodmere. The Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan conference was sponsored l’zecher nishmas HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Ben HaGaon HaRav Yitzchok Noach Borenstein, Zt’l, father of Igud HaRabbonim members, Rabbi Mendy Borenstein and Rabbi Yitzchok Noach Borenstein, and father-in-law of the Igud HaRabbonim’s Administrative Director, Rabbi Moish Schmerler. Rabbi Shmuel Borenstein, Zt’l was a Rosh Mesivta at MTA YUSHB for close to half a century. [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Joins Klal Yisrael in Mourning the Passing of Alta Fixsler

The Rabbinical Alliance of America – Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 America Rabbis – joins Klal Yisrael in mourning the passing of two-year-old Alta Fixsler. Alta, a baby girl who suffered a serious brain injury at birth and whose parents heroically fought a legal battle to continue her medical treatment, died at a Manchester hospice after being taken off life support. [...Click headline above for more...] 

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...] 

“Fulfilling the Divine Will” – Rabbinic Guidance, Teshuva, Hate Crimes, Yeshiva Funding and More on the Front Burner at Igud HaRabbanim’s 33rd Annual Chai Elul Siyum HaShas

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, there are so many berachos and yeshuos that are so badly needed. As always, Klal Yisroel looks towards its rabbanim for leadership, guidance, advocacy and chizuk.  [...Click headline above for more...]