Rabbinical Alliance of America Launches Rabbis Group Retirement Plan

With much gratitude to Hashem, the Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American Orthodox Rabbis — announces the formation and availability of our new Rabbis Group Retirement Plan.                                                                           [...Click headline above for more...] 

A Prayer for Sensible Leadership

By Rabbi Jacob Klass

Presidium Chairman, Rabbinical Alliance of America,

Torah Editor, The Jewish Press

‘Pray for the Welfare of the Government.’ These are the words of our Sages in Tractate Avos. This prayer takes for granted that the ruling authorities have the power to govern and as such earn the trust of a citizenry who look to them for leadership. But what happens when those elected to lead are deficient, if not absent from their responsibility? [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Joins Klal Yisrael in Mourning the Passing of Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm, Chancellor of Yeshiva University and Rosh HaYeshiva of the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American Orthodox Rabbis — joins Klal Yisrael in mourning the passing of HaRav Dr. Nachum (Norman) Lamm, Chancellor of Yeshiva University and Rosh HaYeshiva of the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, Yeshiva University’s affiliated rabbinical school. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Rabbinical Alliance of America Announces Proclamation Appreciating Chevra Kadisha During the Covid Pandemic

The Rabbinical Alliance of America-Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American Orthodox Rabbis announces proclamation appreciating Chevra Kadisha heroic efforts during the Covid Pandemic.

The Chevra Kadisha, literally the “sacred fellowship” is the volunteer group that performs the final rites and burial preparations for the Jewish deceased. According to Jewish tradition, Jewish burial is considered a sacred duty and a great kindness, and it is an honor to be included in this group of dedicated volunteers. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Rabbinical Alliance of America Applauds the NYPD in Apprehending two Suspects for Tearing Off Face Masks from Jewish People

The Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 Orthodox Rabbis in the United States applauds the swift police work in apprehending and arresting two suspects, a male and a female accused of tearing face masks off Jewish people near Bedford Avenue and Ross Street in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg section. The apprehended suspects face hate crime charges. [...Click headline above for more...] 

RAA Executive Vice President Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik To Advise City On Reopening Schools And Synagogues

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American Orthodox Rabbis — congratulates its hard-working executive vice president, Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, on his appointment by Mayor Bill de Blasio to the Coronavirus Advisory Council. The ten sector-based councils will help reopen New York City after the long pandemic lockdown. In his role, Rabbi Mirocznik will play an important role in deciding when schools and synagogues can safely reopen.  [...Click headline above for more...] 

Rabbinical Alliance of America Seeks Clarification on Mayor de Blasio’s Comments

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American Orthodox Rabbis — seeks clarification over comments made by Mayor Bill de Blasio which appear to single out the entire city’s Jewish community. These comments relate to the funeral of Rabbi Chaim Mertz, which took place in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg section. According to media reports, the funeral appeared to have drawn a massive crowd in violation of the City’s social distancing policy. Mayor de Blasio personally went to the site of the funeral with police before posting a tweet that sparked controversy with the city’s Jewish community. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Rabbinical Alliance of America Condemns the Vicious Terror Attack in Central Israel

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American Orthodox Rabbis — condemns the vicious terror attack where a 62-year-old woman was seriously wounded in the central Israeli city of Kfar Saba on the eve of Israel’s 72nd Independence Day. The terrorist attack occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Galgalei HaPada Street adjacent to the Kanyon G Mall. The terror victim is reported to be in serious condition. [...Click headline above for more...]