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February 27, '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:
• Chaplaincy Commission Update
• Divrei Torah: Terumah
• Rabbi Student at Dirshu US
• RECORDING: Special Conference Call on Corona Virus and Halacha

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

Chaplaincy Commission Update

From the desk of Rabbi Leonard ( Yehuda ) Blank MS, BCC
Director of Chaplaincy Commission and External Affairs
Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim

Rabbi Shimon Finkelman, author of many sefarim including about HaGoan, HaRAv Moshe Feinstein ztkl and is a rebbe at Yeshiva Darchei Torah, was the guest speaker for the Bais Medrash L’Torah V’Horah Kollel of MTJ Yeshiva’s melave malka this past Motzei Shabbos with HaGoan HaRav Dovid Feinstein and other chashuva rabbonim in attendance. He spoke about different aspects and examples of being maker tov and offering hakaros hatov. One such example was before Moshe Rabbainu went to Mitzrayim following the Aibershta’s request, Moshe Rabbainu first went to Yisro his father in law for permission to leave and go to Mitzrayim. He did so ,as he was grateful for whatever Yisro did for him, his wife and children. He was maker tov and conveyed his hakaros hatov appreciation to Yisro.

We often take for granted what others do for us, especially when that chesed might be considered insignificant. What about a simple thank you or you’re welcome and not “no problem” which many say. Perhaps you might have seen recent ads for volunteers for Chasdei Lev. What began approximately 10 years ago to show hakaros hatov to a small amount of mechanchim they now show tremendous care and hakaros hatov to thousands. With the help of volunteers will be distributing over 4,300 orders to devoted mechanchim in 14 states in the USA. If you are interested in learning more about what Chasdei Lev is all about, contact me. I will direct you to someone who can share with you how they give hakaros hatov. HaGaon HaRav Reuven Feinstein gives Chasdei Lev volunteers their spiritual guidance. Giving thanks, appreciation and gratitude truly improves self worth.

The Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim continuously strive to offer educational programs, events, and simchas, that will enhance the quality of life of our members, their wives and adult children.

Attached you will find the link to hear the conference call with Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt regarding the Coronavirus
Click here


Divrei Torah: Terumah

Special audio:

Rav Shmaryahu Shulman on Purim 5780

Rav Duvid Katz on Terumah 5780

Rabbi Ziegler - Terumah 2020

Rabbi Frager - Terumah 5778

Terumah - Rabbi Ziegler 5775

Terumah - Rabbi Ziegler 5774

Terumah - Rabbi Ziegler 5773

Terumah - Rabbi Singer 5743

Terumah - Rabbi Rokeach 5774

Terumah - Rabbi Rokeach 5773

Terumah - Rabbi Rokeach 5771

Terumah - Rabbi Rokeach 5770

Terumah - Rabbi Mandel 5769

Terumah - Rabbi Mandel 5769 2

Terumah - Rabbi Kurzrock 5769

Terumah - Rabbi Kurzrock 5740

Terumah - Rabbi Kirsh 5775

Terumah - Rabbi Kirsh 5773

Terumah - Rabbi Kirsh 5772

Terumah - Rabbi Kirsh 5771

Terumah - Rabbi Kirsh 5769

Terumah - Rabbi Grunblatt 5715

Terumah - Rabbi Brenner 5715

Terumah – Liska Rebbe 5779


Rabbi Student at Dirshu US

Rav Gil Student, director of RAA’s Halacha Commission, writes about the Dirshu Siyum in Newark in The Jewish Press, February, 21, 2020


RECORDING: Special Conference Call on Corona Virus and Halacha

On Wednesday February 19th, 2020, Igud HaRabbonim and the National Council of Young Israel held a special conference call with Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt, Director of RAA/Igud’s Halacha and Medicine Commision, about the Halachic and Medical Implications of Corona Virus.

If you cannot access the recording below, click here.


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