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January 16, ’20

Welcome to the weekly newsletter of Igud HaRabbonim, the Rabbinical Alliance of America, in which we share news for and about members, including communal news, announcements, publications, Divrei Torah, press releases and media mentions.

In this newsletter:
• Divrei Torah: Shemos
• Jewish Press: Rosh Chodesh Teives
• Upcoming Yahrtzeits 21 Teives-28 Teives
• 5TJT: Anti-Semitic Rhetoric
• 5TJT: Support for Chief Rabbi
• Chaplaincy Commission Update
• Letter from Rabbi Pesach Lerner about Five Billion Dollars for Torah projects
• The Rabbinical Alliance of America Objects to Anti-Semitic Rhetoric in Traditional and Social Media
• RAA Issues Letter of Support for Sephardic Chief Rabbi Chacham Yitzchak Yosef Shlit’a

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The Weekly Igud

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January 9, ’20

Welcome to the weekly newsletter of Igud HaRabbonim, the Rabbinical Alliance of America, in which we share news for and about members, including communal news, announcements, publications, Divrei Torah, press releases and media mentions.

In this newsletter:
• 5TJT: Rosh Chodesh Conference
• 5TJT: West Freeway Massacre
• Chaplaincy Commission Update
• Rabbis Talk Hate Crimes, Proper Jewish Burials and Census 2020
• Jewish Press: Jewish Community Expresses Outrage
• Tosfos Yom Tov Teives 5780

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TEAM Shabbos 5780

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Rabbis Talk Hate Crimes, Proper Jewish Burials and Census 2020

Important communal issues, some timely and some timeless, were on the agenda of the latest monthly Rosh Chodesh (Teves) meeting of the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim. On Sunday, January 5, 2020, the organization met at Congregation Kahal Bnei Matisyahu of Flatbush, where Rabbi Yaakov Klass, presidium chairman of the RAA, serves as rabbi. Rabbi Klass sponsored the festive meal and gathering in memory of his mother-in-law Mrs. Chana Spanier, a’h, yahrzeit 9 Teves; and in honor of his father Mr. Anshel Klass whose birthday is also 9 Teves. [...Click headline above for more...] 

TOMORROW: Rosh Chodesh Teives 5780 Conference

You are invited to Igud HaRabonim’s Rosh Chodesh Teives Conference, Sunday, January 5 9:30am at Kahal Bnei Matisyahu, 1235 East 35th St, Brooklyn, NY

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Dear Rabbis,

Please mark your calendars for the Rabbinical Alliance of America’s Rosh Chodesh Teves Conference which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, January 5, 2020, 8, Teves 5780, 9:30 AM at Kahal Bnei Matisyahu, located at 1235 East 35th Street, (entrance through the driveway) Brooklyn, New York 11210, where our Presidium Chairman, Rabbi Yaakov Klass is the Rabbi.

The Rosh Chodesh Teves conference is dedicated by Rabbi Yaakov Klass “l’ilui nishmas his mother in law Mrs. Chana Chaya Henna Rashe Spanier a”h, yahrzeit 9 Teves; and in honor of his father R’ Anshel b’R’ Moshe Feivel Klass z”l, birthday 9 Teves.”

At the Rosh Chodesh Teves conference, we will be addressed by our host, Rabbi Yaakov Klass, as well as by Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, director of the Chevra Kadishe of the Vaad HaRabonim of Queens and founder and President of the National Association of Chevra Kadisha (“NASCK”), an organization that provides support and networking for Chevros Kadisha. We will also be addressed by our Chaver, Rabbi Simcha Silverman, Congregation Etz Chaim of Flatbush and Member of our Chaplaincy Commission. Our Vice-President, Rabbi Joseph Salamon, will be the Chairman of the Rosh Chodesh Conference.

Please make every effort to attend this important Rosh Chodesh Teves Igud/RAA Conference, as is our custom important topics will be discussed.

Please remember to complete the Gemara you have chosen to learn for our Chai Ellul Annual Siyum HaShas.

On behalf of the Igud/RAA Presidium and of the Beth Din, I extend greetings of Torah.

Sincerely,

Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik
Executive Vice-President, Rabbinical Alliance of America

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The Weekly Igud

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January 2, ’20

Welcome to the weekly newsletter of Igud HaRabbonim, the Rabbinical Alliance of America, in which we share news for and about members, including communal news, announcements, publications, Divrei Torah, press releases and media mentions.

In this newsletter:
• RAA at Siyum HaShas
• Divrei Torah: Vayigash
• Rosh Chodesh Teives 5780 Conference
• Chaplaincy Commission Update
• WMC Radio: Rav Mirocznik on Anti-Semitism
• 5TJT: Monsey Attack
• Jewish Voice: Monsey Attack
• Rabbinical Alliance of America Joins the United States in Mourning the Victims of the West Freeway Church Massacre
• Rabbinical Alliance of America Calls For Immediate Response to Violent Anti-Semitism

Please let us know about your family simchos and l”a aveilus, book publications and career changes or milestones, so we can share as chaveirim our life events. Send updates to rabbi.

Rosh Chodesh Teives 5780 Conference

You are invited to Igud HaRabonim’s Rosh Chodesh Teives Conference, Sunday, January 5 9:30am at Kahal Bnei Matisyahu, 1235 East 35th St, Brooklyn, NY

Dear Rabbis,

Please mark your calendars for the Rabbinical Alliance of America’s Rosh Chodesh Teves Conference which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, January 5, 2020, 8, Teves 5780, 9:30 AM at Kahal Bnei Matisyahu, located at 1235 East 35th Street, (entrance through the driveway) Brooklyn, New York 11210, where our Presidium Chairman, Rabbi Yaakov Klass is the Rabbi.

The Rosh Chodesh Teves conference is dedicated by Rabbi Yaakov Klass “l’ilui nishmas his mother in law Mrs. Chana Chaya Henna Rashe Spanier a”h, yahrzeit 9 Teves; and in honor of his father R’ Anshel b’R’ Moshe Feivel Klass z”l, birthday 9 Teves.”

At the Rosh Chodesh Teves conference, we will be addressed by our host, Rabbi Yaakov Klass, as well as by Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, director of the Chevra Kadishe of the Vaad HaRabonim of Queens and founder and President of the National Association of Chevra Kadisha (“NASCK”), an organization that provides support and networking for Chevros Kadisha. Our Vice-President, Rabbi Joseph Salamon, will be the Chairman of the Rosh Chodesh Conference.

Please make every effort to attend this important Rosh Chodesh Teves Igud/RAA Conference, as is our custom important topics will be discussed.

Please remember to complete the Gemara you have chosen to learn for our Chai Ellul Annual Siyum HaShas.

On behalf of the Igud/RAA Presidium and of the Beth Din, I extend greetings of Torah.

Sincerely,

Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik
Executive Vice-President, Rabbinical Alliance of America

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Rabbinical Alliance of America Calls For Immediate Response to Violent Anti-Semitism

The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis — condemns today’s brutal anti-Semitic terror attack in

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The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American rabbis — condemns today’s brutal anti-Semitic terror attack in which the perpetrator entered a synagogue in Monsey, New York, and stabbed at least three people. He viciously stabbed one of the victims in the chest. Police are currently searching for the attacker.

Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, executive vice-president of the Rabbinical Alliance of America, stated, “It is frightening that during Chanukah, a holiday which symbolizes the victory of good over evil, we are sadly experiencing a rising tide of anti-Semitism and hate. This is the eighth reported attack over Chanukah this year. These anti-Semitic hate crimes are in direct opposite of what we as Americans stand for and believe in namely freedom, liberty and respect.

“We need to move beyond condemnations by elected officials and law enforcement, and see action to prevent these recurring anti-Semitic attacks. It is important that all political, law enforcement and religious officials condemn these attacks, but that is only the beginning. As a society, we must use every resource to combat these vicious and vulgar anti-Semitic hate crimes, both through prevention and punishment.

“We need to hear clear plans on how Jewish citizens will be protected from these hate crimes. Do our political and law enforcement leaders lack the ability or will to protect Jews? How can New York State reach the point where a violent attacker enters a synagogue and stabs worshippers? There must be an immediate response to prevent these atrocities from continuing!

“Once again, the RAA calls upon faith leaders, elected officials, community leaders and all peace-loving people to stand united together in the condemnation of hate, bigotry and ant-Semitism. We further urge Clergy to use their pulpits in denouncing hate, bigotry and anti-Semitism and we must find the way to educate people who have hate in them to see the error in their ways. As Americans we must all feel that hate against one group is hate against all of us and make it clear that there is no place for hate in the United States.”

The RAA calls on lawmakers and law enforcement officials to implement immediate plans to protect Jews from the rising tide of violent anti-Semitism.

https://rabbinicalalliance.org/2019/12/28/rabbinical-alliance-of-america-calls-for-immediate-response-to-violent-anti-semitism/

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The Weekly Igud

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December 26, ’19

Welcome to the weekly newsletter of Igud HaRabbonim, the Rabbinical Alliance of America, in which we share news for and about members, including communal news, announcements, publications, Divrei Torah, press releases and media mentions.

In this newsletter:
• Mazel Tov
• Divrei Torah: Mikeitz
• The Rabbinical Alliance of America Expresses Grave Concern Over Four Anti-Semitic Attacks That Occurred Over Three Days
• Rosh Chodesh Teves Invitation
• Chaplaincy Commission Update
• 5TJT: AOC
• Vos Iz Neias: AOC
• An Open Letter From the Rabbinical Alliance of America to Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Requesting Clarification of Remarks Advocating Violence Made By Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
• 5TJT: Anti-Semitism

Please let us know about your family simchos and l”a aveilus, book publications and career changes or milestones, so we can share as chaveirim our life events. Send updates to rabbi.