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July 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 Matos-Masei
• Jewish Press: Igud HaRabbonim Strenuously Objects to Ordaining Women
• Times of Israel: Extradition
• 5TJT: Religious Liberty and Women Rabbis
• BDE R’ Sholom Hecht
• 5TJT: Retirement Plan
• Philadelphia Citizen: BLM
• Jewish Voice: BLM’s Antisemitism

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Divrei Torah Matos-Masei

Rabbi Kurzrock – Matos Masei 5779
Rabbi Duvid Katz – Matos-Masei 5780
Rabbi Duvid Katz – Tomer Devorah #1
Rav Asher Weiss - Matos-Masei 5780
Dirshu - Matos-Masei 5780
Rabbi Ziegler - Matot 2020
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Massai - Rabbi Halberstam 5740
Massai - Rabbi Kerzner 5743
Massai - Rabbi Kirsh 5774 B
Massai - Rabbi Kirsh 5774 B_1
Massai - Rabbi Kirsh 5774
Massai - Rabbi Mandel 5770
Massai - Rabbi Rokeach 5771
Massai - Rabbi Ziegler 5769
Massai - Rabbi Ziegler 5771
Massai - Rabbi Ziegler 5774
Mattos - Rabbi Fishelis 5740
Mattos - Rabbi Kirsh 5771
Mattos - Rabbi Korff 5769
Mattos - Rabbi Korff
Mattos - Rabbi Kurzrock 5743
Mattos - Rabbi Mandel 5770
Mattos - Rabbi Rokeach 5770
Mattos - Rabbi Rokeach 5774
Mattos - Rabbi Ziegler 5771
Matos Masei – Liska Rebbe 5779


Jewish Press: Igud HaRabbonim Strenuously Objects to Ordaining Women


Times of Israel: Extradition

The Times of Israel, July 14, 2020, quotes RAA/Igud’s advocacy for extradition of the terrorist murderer of Malki Roth

Ahlam Tamimi, who orchestrated 2001 Jerusalem bombing in which 15 people were killed, has been charged in US with conspiring to use weapon of mass destruction against US nationals


5TJT: Religious Liberty and Women Rabbis

The Five Towns Jewish Times, July 17, 2020, includes mention of RAA/Igud’s role in the recent Supreme Court decision on religious liberty and Rabbi Klass’ article against the ordination of women as rabbis


BDE R’ Sholom Hecht

We mourn the passing on Tuesday 22 Tammuz of our Chaver, Rav Sholom Hecht, brother of past Igud President HaRav Avrohom Hecht zt”l and uncle of presidium member Rav Yehoshua Hecht. תהא נשמתו צרורה בצרור החיים

R' Sholom (Sydney) Hecht, who owned a Judaica Store in Brooklyn for decades and would bring dollars to the Rebbe for distribution on Sundays, passed away on Tuesday, 22 Tammuz, 5780.

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5TJT: Retirement Plan

The Five Towns Jewish Times, July 13, 2020, discusses RAA/Igud’s new retirement plan

By Rochelle Miller Since its inception over 78 years ago, the Rabbinical Alliance of America (Igud HaRabbonim) has served Klal Yisrael with distinction. Comprising over 950 rabbis representing a wide spectrum of Orthodox Judaism, the RAA’s members serve the Orthodox community in a variety of capacities. For generations, members of the Rabbinical Alliance of America have…

The 5 Towns Jewish Times The 5 Towns Jewish Times


Philadelphia Citizen: BLM

The Philadelphia Citizen, July 9, 2020, mentions RAA’s stance on anti-semitism and Black Lives Matter

The response to DeSean Jackson's anti-Semitic postings flips the script…and may offer a constructive way forward in Black-Jewish relations.

The Philadelphia Citizen The Philadelphia Citizen


Jewish Voice: BLM’s Antisemitism

The Jewish Voice, July 9, 2020, includes RAA’s statement criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement over anti-Semitism

Jared Evan While local government officials in “blue cities” are taking a knee for BLM, as Hollywood and corporate America are reaching into their pockets to give to BLM millions upon millions  there is a minority of vocal voices speaking out every day about the motivations and background of the BLM movement’s Marxist beginnings. TJV…

The Jewish Voice The Jewish Voice


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