The Rabbinical Alliance of America Celebrates US Supreme Court Decision Striking Down New York State Limitations on Houses of Worship

The Rabbinical Alliance of America—Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis—celebrates the United States Supreme Court’s decision holding that New York State’s COVID-19 directives regarding limits on attendees at houses of worship for prayer services violate the First Amendment’s free exercise of religion clause. The Supreme Court ruled that “enforcement of the Governor’s severe restrictions on the applicants’ religious services must be enjoined.” [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Applauds Secretary of State Pompeo’s Declaration that BDS is Anti-Semitic

The Rabbinical Alliance of America—Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis—applauds Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s November 19, 2020, declaration  that the United States of America will regard the Palestinian-led boycott movement as “anti-Semitic” and cut off government support for any organizations taking part in it.
 
Pompeo said that, “[w]e will regard the global, anti-Israel BDS campaign as anti-Semitic,” referring to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. “We will immediately take steps to identify organizations that engage in hateful BDS conduct and withdraw U.S. government support for such groups,” he said, adding that all nations should “recognize the BDS movement for the cancer that it is.”
 
Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, executive vice-president of the Rabbinical Alliance of America said, “The Rabbinical Alliance of America and its member rabbis applaud Secretary of State Pompeo’s declaration that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction Movement against the State of Israel is anti-Semitic. The Rabbinical Alliance of America further takes note that the United States-Israel alliance has reached unprecedented heights under the Trump administration. This includes developments such as the State Department’s recent implementation of a policy permitting  birth certificates for persons born in Jerusalem to elect to list their place of birth as ‘Israel.’  Another recent historic development is the Trump administration’s  lifting of  restrictions on federal investment in science, research and agriculture projects in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, which was signed last month by United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.” [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Condemns the Democratic Socialists of America’s Subversive Platform for New York City Council

The Rabbinical Alliance of America—Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis—condemns the Democratic Socialists of America’s subversive and destructive platform as well as their endorsement of  candidates for the New York City Council.  This campaign is spearheaded by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her far left contemporaries in Congress,   [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Joins Klal Yisroel in Mourning the Passing of Hagaon HaRav Dovid Feinstein

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 of the Poskei Hador. The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American Orthodox Rabbis — joins Klal Yisroel in mourning the passing of HaGaon HaRav Dovid Feinstein, ZT’L, the Rosh Yeshivah of Mesivta Tifereth Jerusalem in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Calls Upon Governmental Authorities To Be On High Alert Over Recent Anti-Semitic Activity

The Rabbinical Alliance of America—Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis—calls upon our governmental authorities to be on high alert over recent anti-Semitic incidents. Over the past few days, a number of incidents, currently under investigation, occurred that raise concern for the safety of the Jewish community. These come on the trail of a rising trend of anti-Semitic rhetoric and attacks. The Rabbinical Alliance of America calls on our governmental authorities and law enforcement to focus on this increase in anti-Semitic, hateful behavior.  [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Calls on Our Elected Representatives to Immediately Terminate the Lockdowns on Jewish Neighborhoods

The Rabbinical Alliance of America—Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis—calls on Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to immediately terminate the draconian restrictions and lockdown orders recently placed on Jewish communities in New York. [...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 2020 includes races for President, Senate and the House of Representatives, 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...]