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2011-12-28

IRF Releases Statement on the violence in Beit Shemesh

The International Rabbinic Fellowship, an international fellowship of Orthodox rabbis, strongly condemns the use of violence, intimidation, verbal abuse and/or the threat of any such actions in the pursuit of achieving any "religious" goals, legislation, or in...

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2011-10-03

IRF Statement on the "Price-Tag" Phenomenon

The International Rabbinic Fellowship, an organization of Modern-Orthodox rabbis, strongly condemns the acts of violence directed against soldiers and institutions of the IDF and Arab residents of Judea, Samaria and the Galilee, their property and houses of worship under the...

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2010-08-09

Rabbis gathering for Torah study, for open and respectful discussion, and to advocate policies and implement actions on behalf of world Jewry and humankind.

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2010-07-08

Rabbis gathering for Torah study, for open and respectful discussion, and to advocate policies and implement actions on behalf of world Jewry and humankind.

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2010-07-06

Rabbi Saul Strosberg, speaking at a recent rally to support Israel.

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The International Rabbinic Fellowship

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the website of the International Rabbinic Fellowship. We are pleased that you have chosen to visit our website. Please feel free to look around and learn more about the IRF.

The IRF is a group of Orthodox Rabbis, Clergy and Spiritual leaders who come together for serious study of Torah and Halacha, for open and respectful discussion, and to advocate policies and implement actions on behalf of world Jewry and humankind.

One of our major concerns is the professional and spiritual wellbeing of our members. As such we are dedicated to providing advice, programming ideas and general support to IRF members. We do so via conferences, sharing resources, a members only listserve and a growing number shiurim open to IRF members.
We are committed to:

  1. The creation of "safe space" where every participant feels comfortable voicing his opinion.
  2. Bringing together Orthodox rabbis from the Golah and from Israel to put a wide range of opinions on the table in terms of Halakha, Hashkafa and public policy.
  3. The right, responsibility and autonomy of individual rabbis to decide matters of halakha for their communities.
  4. Religious Zionism, recognizing the centrality of the Land of Israel and the State of Israel to world Jewry.
  5. Affirming the shared divine image (tzelem Elokim) of all people, our responsibility to improve the world and our capacity to be enriched by it.

Please feel free to contact any of the IRF leadership if you have any questions of if the IRF can be of assistance to you.

- Rabbi Saul Strosberg, August 2010