IRF News

IRF News

IRF Reaction to the US Abstention in the Security Council
Friday, December 30, 2016

The International Rabbinic Fellowship expresses its disappointment in the decision of the Obama administration to abstain, rather than veto, the recent UN Security Council resolution on the Israeli-Pa

IRF Statement on Executive Order Concerning Entrance to the United States from Muslim-Majority Nations
Thursday, February 2, 2017

In response to President Trump's Executive Order, the International Rabbinic Fellowship (IRF), an organization of close to 230 Orthodox rabbis, communal scholars, clergy and educators, feels compelle

IRF Reaffirms Its Perspective on Women's Leadership Roles in Orthodoxy
Friday, February 3, 2017

In the last century, we have seen a dramatic change in attitudes and practices throughout almost every segment of Orthodox Jewry in relation to the role and participation of women in various aspects o

IRF Reacts to Rise in Anti-Semitic Incidents
Monday, February 20, 2017

The International Rabbinic Fellowship notes with concern that in January of this year, 48 Jewish Community centers in 27 states and one Canadian province received 60 telephone bomb threats leading to

IRF Condemns Terrorist Attack at Temple Mount and Offers Its Condolences to Families of Slain Israeli Police Officers
Sunday, July 16, 2017

The International Rabbinic Fellowship expresses its strong condemnation of the terrorist attack on the Temple Mount complex this morning that took the lives of two Israeli Police officers.

IRF Reacts to the Violence in Charlottesville
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The International Rabbinic Fellowship condemns in the strongest of terms the racism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia reflected in the message of the far right groups of white supremacists, neo-Nazis and

IRF Mourns Passing of Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman zt"l
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The International Rabbinic Fellowship joins the Jewish world in mourning the passing of Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman zt"l, the leading rabbinic authority of the Lithuanian Hareidi community in Israel,

IRF Calls on Community to Insert Special Prayers in Light of Drought Conditions in Israel
Friday, December 29, 2017

In the Jewish tradition many of our prayers focus our attention on the events and realities taking place in the land of Israel.

IRF Reacts to Recent OU Statement
Friday, February 2, 2018

The IRF is heartened to see the steps the Orthodox Union (OU) has begun to take to promote women’s spiritual fulfillment within the Orthodox community in North America.

Maharat Ruth Balinsky on Yizkor

The first time I said yizkor I was seven years old, shortly after my mother died.