Jewish Voice: Netiv Ha’Avot 2

Rabbinical Alliance of America calls upon the MTA to immediately remove offensive bus ads

The Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim, a professional rabbinical organization with a membership of 950 Orthodox rabbis, calls on the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to immediately remove the offensive bus ads for the Museum of Sex. “These ads are offensive, shameful and disrespectful,” stated Rabbi Yaakov Klass, a Presidium Member of the RAA and Torah Editor of the Jewish Press. Rabbi Klass added, “these ads are communally insensitive. They undermine efforts to educate children in ways that are age and community appropriate.” [...Click headline above for more...] 

Jewish Voice: Netiv Ha’Avot

Rabbinical Alliance of America Laments the Destruction of Netiv Ha’Avot and Prays for its Reestablishment

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, with a membership of over 950 Orthodox Rabbis — mourns the forced evacuation and demolition of the Netiv Ha’Avot neighborhood in Israel. The matriarch Rachel cried when her descendants were led off to Babylonian exile. The RAA/IGUD joins our mother Rachel in crying over the displacement of the residents of Netiv Ha’Avot. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Igud Halacha Challenge, Tammuz 5778

Preference on challah from Eretz Yisrael

If a person has a small challah from Eretz Yisrael and a large challah from Chutz La’aretz, on which should he say Hamotzi?

Answers from Igud members: Rav Pesach Lerner shlit”a, Rav Dr. Aaron Glatt shlit”a and Rav Yaakov Klass shlit”a
Answers from others: Rav Chaim Kanievsky shlit”a, Rav Avigdor Nebenzahl shlit”a and Rav Shlomo Aviner shlit”a  [...Click headline above for more...] 

Luach Korach 5778

by Rav Yaakov Klass

New York City
June 15, 2018 – 2 Tammuz 5778
8:10 p.m. NYC E.D.T.

Sabbath Ends: 9:20 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 9:41 p.m. NYC E.D.T.

Weekly Reading: Korach
Weekly Haftara: VaYomer Shmuel (I Samuel 11:14‑12:22)
Daf Yomi: Zevachim 63
Mishna Yomit: Nedarim 6:6-7
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 326:13- 327:2
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Rotze’ach v’Shemiras ha’Nefesh chap. 11-13 [...Click headline above for more...] 

Rabbinical Alliance of America Calls for Community Suicide Intervention

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, a professional Rabbinical Organization with a membership of 950 Orthodox Rabbis — calls on local community members of all faiths to be more proactive in taking small steps to prevent suicide. Recent high-profile suicides focus national attention on the tragedy of suicide, in which one of the Almighty’s beloved creations is lost to family, friends and community. Over the past approximately 15 years, suicide rates in the U.S. have increased by nearly 30 percent. The causes of suicide are complex but this nation faces eroding protections in the form of declining local communities. [...Click headline above for more...]