The Rabbinical Alliance of America Mourns the Yom Kippur Attack in Halle Germany

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis — joins Jews world over in mourning the cowardly, cold blooded Yom Kippur terror attack in Halle, Germany in which a heavily armed gunman shot two people dead, left explosives outside the synagogue and threw hand-grenades into a nearby Jewish cemetery before being captured by police. The terrorist was dressed in military fatigue. Wearing a head-mounted camera and microphone, he live-streamed the attack with his anti-Semitic and anti-immigrant diatribe. [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Commends Governor Cuomo for Increasing Police Around Synagogues Over Yom Kippur

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis — commends Governor Andrew Cuomo for ordering and directing the State Police to increase patrols around Synagogues and religious centers to help ensure the safety of those observing Yom Kippur.  [...Click headline above for more...] 

Chai Elul Siyum HaShas 5779

“Our Job is Not to be Afraid!” – Teshuva, Hate Crimes, Yeshiva Funding and More on the Front Burner at Igud HaRabbanim’s Siyum HaShas

By: Shimmy Blum

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...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Joins Odessa Texas and the Country in Mourning Over Mass Shooting

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis — joins the entire United States in mourning those murdered today in a mass shooting in Odessa, Texas. Innocent victims, holy people created by the Lord, were slaughtered in cold blood. We cry for their loss and pray for the families and communities of the deceased. As a country, we struggle to understand the inhumanity wrought by dangerous lunatics. In the wake of these murderous, the RAA calls for more brotherly love, community building and prayer to the Almighty to heal this fractured society. [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Mourns the Terrorist Murder of Rina Shnerb

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis — joins the people of Israel and Jews across the world in mourning the savage killing of 17-year-old Rina Shnerb by a terrorist bomb on Friday, August 23, 2019, while she was hiking at a natural spring outside the town of Dolev in Samaria, Israel. Her father, Eitan, a rabbi in Lod and a battalion rabbi in the Israel Defense Forces, and her brother Dvir, 19, were injured when the bomb detonated and currently are in serious condition in a Jerusalem hospital. Tragically, this terrorist attack occurred just one week after Rina celebrated her birthday. Israeli police have determined that an improvised explosive device was used and that the bomb was planted there early and was triggered remotely when the family approached it. As the Sabbath approached late Friday afternoon in Lod, hundreds of mourners attended the funeral. [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Calls for Urgent Action Against Anti-Semitic Violence

The Rabbinical Alliance of America – Igud HaRabbonim, with a membership of over 950 Orthodox Rabbis across the United States – calls for immediate and urgent law enforcement action against the alarmingly growing trend of anti-Semitic assaults in New York City. On Monday morning, six elderly Jewish men on their way to synagogue in Williamsburg were viciously attacked. Other sections of Brooklyn have also seen an uptick in anti-Semitic attacks, including Crown Heights. New York must guarantee the safety of its residents and cannot allow this trend to grow into an epidemic causing Jews to fear walking the streets of the city. [...Click headline above for more...]