The Rabbinical Alliance of America Issues an Urgent Call for the Restoration of Civility and Respect in These Challenging Times

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis —  issues an urgent call for the restoration of civility and respect in New York City in these challenging times. Disagreement, even vehement disagreement, must take place within the boundaries of constructive debate. In order to improve society, we must make a future in which we can live together. Violence moves us farther away from that goal. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Supreme Court: RAA’s Role in Religious Liberty Decision

The Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim played a role in a groundbreaking religious liberty decision this week by the United States Supreme Court. In the case, OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE SCHOOL v. AGNES MORRISSEY-BERRU, the court ruled on July 8, 2020, that federal employment discrimination laws do not apply to teachers at church-run schools whose duties include religious instruction. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Seeking to Ordain Women Rabbis Presents A Grave Threat to The Very Fiber of Judaism

By Rabbi Yaakov Klass

The Israeli Chief Rabbinate has issued a threat which if carried out could lead to the direst of calamities, with ramifications for the future of Klal Yisrael. Please, do not get me wrong I fully agree with their threat as it addresses a challenge to the very fiber of Judaism, a challenge to Halacha that must not be allowed to stand.  [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Calls for the Black Lives Matter Movement to Purge Anti-Semitism from Its Platform

The Rabbinical Alliance of America—Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American Orthodox Rabbis—calls on the Black Lives Movement to purge anti-Semitism from its platform.

The Rabbinical Alliance of America recognizes that the tragic events that led to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis have spurred a much-needed conversation on racism. As a nation, we have an obligation to engage in this important discussion which hopefully will lead to concrete policy proposals and constructive solutions to eradicate racism from our nation once and for all. [...Click headline above for more...] 

The Rabbinical Alliance of America Calls Upon the Trump Administration to Bring the Murderer of Daniel Pearl to Justice

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis — calls upon the Trump Administration to compel Pakistan to keep the terrorist murderer of journalist Daniel Pearl imprisoned or to bring him to justice in the United States before an American court. Daniel Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter, was kidnapped in Pakistan in 2002, while working on a story covering jihadists. Tragically, 38-year-old Pearl was murdered in cold blood by terrorists because he was an American and a Jew. [...Click headline above for more...] 

A Statement Which Should Really be Unnecessary

By Rabbi Yaakov Klass

I’m being called upon to issue a statement which should really be unnecessary. Need we issue any statement in the matter of the ownership of our beloved land of Israel. Am I, a mere mortal to have the gall to issue a statement and expect that it shall resolve an issue that has befuddled the Jewish people these two thousand years. Further how would any such utterance compare to one that is from the Divine words of G-d. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Rabbinical Alliance of America Supports Judea and Samaria as Sovereign Jewish Lands

The Rabbinical Alliance of America – Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American Orthodox Rabbis – expresses its support of Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria as applied in all other parts of the State of Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced plans to apply Israeli civilian law in the Jordan Valley and some Israeli settlements in the biblical heartland of Israel known as Judea and Samaria as early as July 1st. Advocates of the plan say it ensures security control over Israel’s longest border and cements the existence of settlement blocs as part of greater Israel without precluding the option for peace.  [...Click headline above for more...]