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...] 

Training Rabbis and Community Leaders To Deal With Social Issues

How can rabbis and community leaders help community members struggling with issues related to drugs, at risk youth, domestic violence and abuse? On August 6, 2019, the Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis, the National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) — a national orthodox Synagogue Organization representing 130 Synagogues across the United States with a combined membership of approximately 30,000 families, and the Vaad HaRabbonim of Queens (VHQ) representing the Orthodox rabbinate of Queens, New York teamed up with Amudim, the renowned Jewish agency dedicated to crisis intervention, for a presentation at the Young Israel of Queens Valley, Queens, New York. The special workshop and training overview was titled, “The Role of Rabbis and Community Leaders Dealing with Substance Abuse, Addiction, Sexual Abuse and Mental Health.” Rabbi Zvi Gluck, the founder and director of Amudim, lectured to a crowd of 105 rabbis, rebbitzens, educators and Jewish Communal leaders who attended this important workshop. [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Joins El Paso, Dayton, Gilroy and the Country in Mourning Over Mass Shootings

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis — joins the entire United States in mourning those murdered in mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend of August 3rd-4th and in Gilroy, California, on July 28th. 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 acts of hate, the RAA calls for more brotherly love, community building and prayer to the Almighty to heal this fractured society. [...Click headline above for more...] 

In G-d We Trust – Moment of Silence

In G-D We Trust
A Call for a Moment of Silence in all Public Educational Institutions
August 2, 2019

By Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht
Presidium Chairman Rabbinical Alliance of America

July 30, 2019 marks the 63rd anniversary of the bipartisan vote of the US Congress (pl 84-140) enacted to officially amend the motto of the United States of America to be “In G-D we trust.”
It was signed into law by then President Dwight D. Eisenhour to the applause of Americans of all faiths and creed. [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Responds to Synagogue Attacks

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis — notes with grief and astonishment two recent attacks on synagogues in the United States. Americans should be able to attend houses of worship without fear of attack. These attacks are not just against Jews but against all Americans and the very concept of America. [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Thanks President Donald Trump for Compassionately Commuting Ronen Nahmani’s Sentence

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis — applauds and thanks President Donald Trump for commuting the sentence of Mr. Ronen Nahmani. This act of mercy by the President demonstrates compassion and the exercise of discretion in a beneficent and caring way.  [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Calls On the Trump Administration to Have the Jordanian Government Extradite Terrorist Ahlam Tamimi

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis — calls upon the Trump Administration to compel the Jordanian government to extradite Ahlam 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 Corrects Representative Rashida Tlaib’s Inaccurate Comparison of Israel to United States Segregation

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis — publicly corrects United States House of Representative Rashida Tlaib’s inaccurate comparison of Israel to United States Segregation. Representative Tlaib stated that, “there is continued dehumanization and racist policies by the State of Israel that violate international human rights, but also violate my core values of who I am as an American.” Tlaib’s comments were published in an interview this past Saturday by Jacobin, a Democratic Socialist magazine based in New York that offers leftist perspectives on American politics.  [...Click headline above for more...]