Statement on Women Clergy

Traditional Orthodox Rabbis of America (TORA), lauds the recent policy statement on women clergy by the Orthodox Union (OU), the synagogue group of American Modern Orthodoxy. The conclusions of a panel of distinguished rabbis and Roshei Yeshiva enshrine principles of mesorah (Torah tradition) and halachic methodology that have been obvious to the vast majority of the Orthodox world, while embracing the continuing contribution of women to Torah life in … Continue reading Statement on Women Clergy

Statement on Ordination of Women as Rabbis

TORA, the umbrella organization of traditional Orthodox rabbis of the United States and Canada, finds the purported ordination of women at Midreshet Lindenbaum deeply disappointing and unnecessarily divisive. There is a consensus among the worldwide Orthodox rabbinate that granting semichah to women – in name or in practice – lies outside the contours of our mesorah. We, together with our dynamic Rebbetzins, are committed to inspiring all Jewish men and women to … Continue reading Statement on Ordination of Women as Rabbis

Statement On UN Security Council Resolution

The Traditional Orthodox Rabbis of America (TORA) strongly condemns the United Nations Security Council resolution on Israeli settlements and those governments that shamefully supported it. UNSC 2334 declared illegal the Jewish presence in the biblical heartland of the land of Israel. This resolution is racist to the core, and leads to the absurdity that Jews must be banned from cities such as Jerusalem, Shiloh, Bet … Continue reading Statement On UN Security Council Resolution

Statement on Freedom of Religion

The many active rabbis who are members of TORA (Traditional Orthodox Rabbis of America), congratulate President-elect Donald Trump on his victory, and pray that he leads the United States to years of peace and prosperity. We note that during the election campaign, President-elect Trump voiced great support for the freedom of religion  – one of the cornerstones of liberty –  and expressed deep concern over … Continue reading Statement on Freedom of Religion