“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...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Supports Withholding of Aid From Jordan to Force Extradition of the Terrorist Who Murdered the American 15-Year-Old Malkie Roth

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis — calls on the Biden Administration to compel the Jordanian government to extradite Ahlam Ahmad al-Tamimi, the brutal mastermind of the August 9, 2001, Jerusalem Sbarro terror attack that took the life of 15-year-old American, Malkie Roth, together with 14 other innocent people that included 7 children and another 122 people injured. [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Applauds the 50 CUNY Faculty Members who Resigned from Professional Staff Congress, the College Systems Union, Over its Anti-Semitic Statement on Israel

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis — applauds the fifty CUNY faculty members who resigned or indicated that they will be resigning from the Professional Staff Congress (PFC), the College systems union, over its anti-Semitic statement on Israel. [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Condemns Ben & Jerry’s Decision on Ending Sales to Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis — condemns Ben & Jerry’s decision to end sales to Judea and Samaria. Ben & Jerry’s announced on July 19, 2021, that it was going to stop selling its ice cream in Judea, Samaria and east Jerusalem, saying that sales in those parts of Israel are “inconsistent with [their] values.” This announcement discriminates against Jews living in their homeland. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Rabbinical Alliance of America Hosts Rabbi Nissim Ze’ev, a Founder of the Shas Party and Longtime Member of Knesset

On Thursday, July 8, 2021, 28 Tammuz 5781, at Ahi Ezer Yeshiva Congregation, 60 rabbis from the Igud HaRabbonim/Rabbinical Alliance of America gathered together and convened its monthly Rosh Chodesh (Av) conference and dinner. The conference and dinner were sponsored by RAA/Igud Presidium member and rabbi of the Ahi Ezer Yeshiva Congregation, Rabbi Hanania Elbaz. The Rosh Chodesh Av conference was sponsored by Rabbi Elbaz in memory of his illustrious father, HaGaon HaChacham Shalom Ben HaGaon HaChacham Chayim Elbaz, ZT’l. Rabbi Elbaz delivered a scholarly Dvar Halacha in his father’s memory.  [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Commends Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis of England for Standing Up for Tradition at the London School of Jewish Studies

The Rabbinical Alliance of America (RAA) — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis — commends Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis of England on his decision as president of the London School of Jewish Studies (LSJS) to maintain Jewish tradition at the school on a key issue. [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Commemorates the 17th Yahrzeit of Rabbi Nachum Zvi Josephy, ZT’L

On Sunday, June 6, 2021, the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim, together with family and friends, gathered at Congregation Shaaray Tefila of Lawrence, New York, to commemorate the 17th Yahrzeit of its legendary Executive Vice-President, Rabbi Nachum Zvi Josephy, ZT’L, HaRav Nachum Zvi Ben HaRav Chaim Josephy.  [...Click headline above for more...]