June 1, 1997

Preservation of the Family 1997

Jun 1, 1997 — Preservation of the Family The Rabbinical Council of America, in convention assembled, speaks in the most forceful terms against actions, activities and legal […]
June 1, 1997

Integrity of the Morah De’ Asrah 1997

Jun 1, 1997 — Integrity of the Morah De’ Asrah The Rabbinical Council of America reaffirms its support for the integrity of individual halachic decision making on […]
June 1, 1997

Preservation of the Family 1997

Jun 1, 1997 — Preservation of the Family The Rabbinical Council of America, in convention assembled, speaks in the most forceful terms against actions, activities and legal […]
June 1, 1997

Integrity of the Morah De’ Asrah 1997

Jun 1, 1997 — Integrity of the Morah De’ Asrah The Rabbinical Council of America reaffirms its support for the integrity of individual halachic decision making on […]
June 1, 1997

Genetic Engineering and Cloning 1997

Jun 1, 1997 — Genetic Engineering and Cloning The Rabbinical Council of America, in convention assembled, wishes to raise a cautionary note in regard to the new […]
June 1, 1997

Support For Israel (1997)

RCA Urges Jewish Community to Recognize Importance of the State of Israel to all Jews Jun 1, 1997 — Support for Israel The Rabbinical Council of America […]
June 1, 1997

Status of Jerusalem

RCA Calls on All Involved In Peace Negotiations to Understand Involate Status of Jersualem Jun 1, 1997 — Status of Jerusalem WHEREAS, Jerusalem is the historic capital […]
June 1, 1997

Palestinian Compliance (1997)

RCA Calls on All Members of Jewish Community to Demand Palestinian Compliance With Terms of Peace Process Jun 1, 1997 — Palestinian Compliance Though different opinions may […]
June 1, 1997

Regulation of T. V. Programming 1997

Jun 1, 1997 — Regulation of T. V. Programming The Rabbinical Council of America, in convention assembled, wishes to support those attempts to regulate television in ways […]
June 1, 1997

Public Pronouncements and Intra-Jewish Relationships 1997

Jun 1, 1997 — Public Pronouncements and Intra-Jewish Relationships Statements have emanated from both the right-wing of Orthodoxy and from Conservative and Reform leadership that have been […]
April 4, 1997

Orthodox Union

The Rabbinical Council of America and the Orthodox Union Repudiate Divisive Pronouncements Apr 4, 1997 — The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, also known as […]
April 1, 1997

Response to Attacks on Orthodox Rabbinate

Response to Attacks on Orthodox Rabbinate Apr 1, 1997 — The unfortunate vehemence with which Dr. Ismar Schorsch and Rabbi Eric Yoffe attack Orthodoxy and the Chief […]
March 24, 1997

Response to Attacks on Orthodox Rabbinate

Response to Attacks on Orthodox Rabbinate Mar 24, 1997 — The Rabbinical Council of America and the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, representing the overwhelming […]
March 14, 1997

Passover Price Gouging

Rabbinical Council of America Warns of Passover Price Gouging, Stringencies Mar 14, 1997 — In advance of the Passover holidays, the Ethics Committee of the Rabbinical Council […]
June 1, 1996

Duties of the Task Force on The Sanctity of the Jewish Family

Jun 1, 1996 — resolution #9WHEREAS, in light of the major challenges our society poses to the ongoing vibrancy and sanctity of traditional Jewish families and Jewish […]
June 1, 1996

The Rabbinical Council of America deplores the degradation of any human life, Jewish or non-Jewish

Jun 1, 1996 — WHEREAS, the Rabbinical Council of America in convention assembled seeks to enhance the human condition with a sanctity which will move all G-d’s […]
June 1, 1996

Statement Regarding Chabad Messianism

Jun 1, 1996 — In light of disturbing developments which have recently arisen in the Jewish community, the Rabbinical Council of America in convention assembled declares that […]
June 1, 1996

In Light of High Divorce Rates, RCA Pledges A Renewed Committment to Teaching About Marraige and Fatherhood

Jun 1, 1996 — WHEREAS, nearly 50 percent of all marriages in America now end in divorce and nearly 1 out of every 3 children are born […]
June 1, 1996

Support for the UJA

Jun 1, 1996 — The UJA-Federation Annual Campaign is the largest charitable endeavor of worldwide Jewry, representing the entire Jewish community. UJA’s support of social and humanitarian […]
June 1, 1996

Support for the NRP

Jun 1, 1996 — The RCA in convention assembled sends its greetings to the NRP whose ideology of Eretz Yisrael Le Am Yisrael Al Pi Torat YisraeI […]
June 1, 1996

The RCA applauds the significant increase in the representation of the Orthodox community in the Knesset in recent election

Jun 1, 1996 — The RCA in convention assembled notes with satisfaction the significant increase in the representation of the Orthodox community in the Knesset as a […]
June 1, 1996

RCA Stresses the Importance of All Human Life – Jewish or Non-Jewish

Jun 1, 1996 — The Rabbinical Council of America in convention assembled declares that our understanding of what it takes to follow G-d’s imperative includes not only […]
June 1, 1996

RCA Condemns Attempt to Remove Judaism From The Curriculum in Israeli Schools

Jun 1, 1996 — The Rabbinical Council of America in convention assembled expresses its concern and opposition to the attempts presently being made in some circles to […]
June 1, 1994

Israeli Prisoners of War (1993)

Israel Urges Arab States to Release The Israeli MIA’s In Compliance With Geneva Conventions Jun 1, 1994 — RESOLUTION: ISRAELI PRISONERS OF WARWhereas it is known that […]
June 1, 1993

Reaffirmation of the Halachic View of Proper Sexual Behavior 1993

Jun 1, 1993 — REAFFIRMATION OF THE HALACHIC VIEW OF PROPER SEXUAL BEHAVIOR The first moral precept accentuated in the Torah is: “Therefore shall a man leave […]
June 1, 1993

Pre-Nuptial Agreements and Recalcitrant Spouses 1993

Jun 1, 1993 — RESOLUTION: MATTER OF PRE-NUPTIAL AGREEMENTS &RECALCITRANT SPOUSES I. WHEREAS it was clearly the desire of G-D that couples live together in peace and […]
June 1, 1993

Physical and Sexual Abuse of Children 1993

Jun 1, 1993 — RESOLUTION: PHYSICAL & SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDRENWHEREAS, the members of the Rabbinical Council of America in convention have resolved to call upon:1. Schools, […]
June 1, 1993

Homosexuality 1993

Jun 1, 1993 — RESOLUTION: HOMOSEXUALITY The Rabbinical Council of America views with distress the condoning of homosexuality as a legitimate alternate lifestyle. Such an attitude rejects […]
June 1, 1993

Euthanasia – Assisted Suicide 1993

Jun 1, 1993 — RESOLUTION: EUTHANASIA/ASSISTED SUICIDE“Assisted suicide” has entered our language and has achieved a measure of respectability by being placed before the voting citizenry of […]
June 1, 1993

Sentence of Jonathan Pollard (1993)

RCA Urges Jewish Community to Speak Out on Behalf of Justice for Pollard Jun 1, 1993 — THE SENTENCE OF JONATHAN POLLARD We, the Rabbinical Council of […]
June 13, 1991

RCA Urges Use of its Health Care Proxy

Jun 13, 1991 — Whereas many people are using various “living wills” and similar documents to offer guidance to the medical care-providers in the event of serious […]
June 13, 1991

RCA Prohibits Smoking in Presence of Others

Recognizing dangers of second-hand smoke, RCA bans smoking at its events and urges Jewish community to do same. Jun 13, 1991 — Whereas it is an established […]
June 1, 1991

Jewish Education 1991

Jun 1, 1991 — X. RESOLUTIONS ON JEWISH EDUCATION Whereas Torah study is central to Judaism and Jewish people hoodA. Therefore, the Rabbinical Council of America, in […]
June 1, 1991

Human Rights 1991

Jun 1, 1991 — VII. HUMAN RIGHTS Whereas the Torah teaches that all humans are blessed with dignity, havingbeen created in God’s image and Whereas the human […]
June 1, 1991

Gittin and Agunot 1991

Jun 1, 1991 — VI. GITTIN AND AGUNOT Whereas the majority of Jewish marriages ending in divorce do not terminate their marriage by means of a halachically […]
June 1, 1991

Freedom of Religion 1991

Jun 1, 1991 — II. FREEDOM OF RELIGION Recognizing the danger to the free exercise of religion in America inherent in the U.S. Supreme Court decision in […]
June 1, 1991

Israel and The United States (1991)

RCA Urges Members and Congregations to Communicate Our Community’s Viewpoint on Israel to Elected Officials Jun 1, 1991 — Whereas Israel has been the most consistent ally […]
June 1, 1991

Soviet Jewry & Ethiopian Jewry (1991)

RCA Strongly Supports Efforts Towards Spiritual Absorption of Ethopian and Soviet Jews Into Israeli Society Jun 1, 1991 — Whereas Soviet Jews coming to Israel have been […]
June 1, 1991

Operation Exodus (1991)

RCA Calls on its Members and Congregations to Support Operation Exodus Jun 1, 1991 — Whereas Operation Exodus is the primary means of American Jewish participation in […]
June 1, 1991

Ethiopian Jews

RCA Calls Upon the Appropriate Authorities to Complete the Rescue of the Remnant of the Jews in Ethiopia, Syria and all other Jews in extremis Jun […]
June 1, 1991

American Jews and Israel(1991)

RCA Calls on American Jews to Strengthen Their Ties With Israel and Its People Jun 1, 1991 — Whereas Israel is the one unifying force in American […]
June 1, 1991

Tzedakah 1991

Jun 1, 1991 — V. TZEDAKAH A. Whereas generosity and tzedakah has always been the hallmark of Torah life and selfishness the antithesis of Jewish religious teachings […]
June 1, 1991

The Environment 1991

Jun 1, 1991 — III. ON THE ENVIRONMENT Whereas our tradition teaches that human beings are granted a limited dominion, which is stewardship, over God’s creation, “L’avdah […]
June 1, 1991

Rosh Beth Din 1991

Jun 1, 1991 — XI .Rosh Beth Din The Rabbinical Council of America, in convention assembled, hails the selection of Rabbi Gedalia Schwartz, Shlita, as Rosh Beth […]
June 1, 1991

Pollard 1991

Jun 1, 1991 — VIII. RESOLUTION ON POLLARD The Rabbinical Council of America, in convention assembled, endorses andreaffirms the Executive committee resolution of January 1991 which reads […]
June 1, 1991

Mixed Marriage 1991

Jun 1, 1991 — IV. MIXED MARRIAGE Whereas mixed marriage is a growing phenomenon that tears the fabric of Klal Yisrael, and the increasing number of mixed […]
June 1, 1990

Torah Learning 1990

Jun 1, 1990 — Torah Learning Affirming that the future of meaningful Jewish life is dependant upon a strong commitment to the knowledge and fulfillment of Torah […]
June 1, 1990

Torah For Children 1990

Jun 1, 1990 — Torah For Children Affirming that the future of a meaningful Jewish life is dependant upon a strong Jewish educational system; The Rabbinical Council […]
June 1, 1990

Shabbos as a Standard of Kashrus 1990

Jun 1, 1990 — Shabbos as a Standard of Kashrus The Rabbinical Council of America in convention assembled Reaffirms its long standing policy that the granting of […]
June 1, 1990

Services to the Senior Adult Community 1990

Jun 1, 1990 — Services to the Senior Adult Community Grateful to Hakadosh Baruch Hu that the blessing of Arichat Yamim is more apparent today than in […]
June 1, 1990

Persecuted Jews Around the World 1990

Jun 1, 1990 — Persecuted Jews Around the World The Rabbinical Council of America in convention assembled Reaffirms its solidarity with beleaguered Jewish communities around the world, […]
June 1, 1990

Operation Exodus 1990

Jun 1, 1990 — Operation Exodus Whereas the Soviet Union has continued to grant permission to increasing numbers of our fellow Jews to leave the Soviet Union […]
June 1, 1990

Confronting Issues of Contemporary American Orthodoxy 1990

Jun 1, 1990 — Confronting Issues of Contemporary American Orthodoxy Whereas the contemporary American Jewish community finds itself facing many of the social and moral questions that […]
June 1, 1990

Abortion 1990

Jun 1, 1990 — Abortion The Rabbinical Council of America in Convention assembledTakes note of the different values of the many religious communities in America that are […]
June 1, 1990

The State of Israel (1990)

RCA Reaffirms Solidarity With and Commitment to State of Israel Jun 1, 1990 — The State of Israel The Rabbinical Council of America in convention assembled Reaffirms […]
June 1, 1989

Law of Return (1989)

Adopted at the 100th Annual Convention of the Central Conference of American Rabbis Jun 1, 1989 — LAW OF RETURN WHEREAS, in 1988 in Jerusalem the Central […]
June 1, 1989

Resolution on Resolutions 1989

Jun 1, 1989 — Resolution on Resolutions We the members of the Rabbinical Council of America call upon our leadership to give us all an opportunity to […]
June 1, 1989

Oppressed Jewries 1989

Jun 1, 1989 — Oppressed Jewries The Rabbinical Council of America in convention assembled reaffirms its solidarity with the beleaguered Jewish communities in lands of oppression, most […]
June 1, 1989

Meeting the Needs of RCA Members 1989

Jun 1, 1989 — MEETING NEEDS OF RCA MEMBERSHIP The Rabbinical Council of America functions as a professional organization for orthodox Rabbis who serve in various capacities: […]
June 1, 1989

Good Health 1989

Jun 1, 1989 — Good Health Physical and good health being a handmaiden to Talmud Torah, we call upon all our chaverim to undertake a program leading […]
June 1, 1989

Confronting Issues in the RCA 1989

Jun 1, 1989 — Confronting Issues in the RCA The national membership of the RCA represents a broad spectrum of opinions and attitudes within a Torah, Halachic […]
June 1, 1989

Ahavat Yisroel 1989

Jun 1, 1989 — Ahavat Yisroel We decry the denigration of any segment of the Jewish community by any other, and we call upon our members and […]
June 1, 1988

Terrorism 1988

Jun 1, 1988 — TERRORISM WHEREAS the source of international terrorism continues to plague the entire civilized world, with incidents occurring in the Middle East, Europe, Asia […]
June 1, 1988

Services to the Elderly 1988

Jun 1, 1988 — SERVICES TO THE ELDERLY WHEREAS the indisputable “graying of America” is drastically increasing the need for nursing homes and other long-term care services, […]
June 1, 1988

Rights of Sabbath Observers

Jun 1, 1988 — RIGHTS OF SABBATH OBSERVERS WHEREAS one of the pillars of our democracy is the right of every citizen to earn a livelihood free […]
June 1, 1988

Pastoral Education Committee 1988

Jun 1, 1988 — PASTORAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE WHEREAS members of the Jewish community, like people everywhere, during the course of life face personal crisis, i.e. loss of […]
June 1, 1988

Nazi War Criminals and Holocaust Education 1988

Jun 1, 1988 — NAZI WAR CRIMINALS AND HOLOCAUST EDUCATION WHEREAS THE MEMORY OF THE HOLOCAUST is fading more and more into the distant past, and the […]
June 1, 1988

Ethiopian Jewry 1988

Jun 1, 1988 — ETHIOPIAN JEWRY THE RABBINICAL COUNCIL OF AMERICA APPLAUDS the United States government for its role in the rescue of thousands of our brethren […]
June 1, 1988

Energy 1988

Jun 1, 1988 — ENERGY Whereas, our economy and virtually every aspect of our civilization is energy dependent, AND WHEREAS, our diminished though still substantial dependence upon […]
June 1, 1988

Catholic Jewish Relations 1988

Jun 1, 1988 — CATHOLIC/JEWISH RELATIONS WHEREAS a crisis has developed in Catholic/Jewish relations precipitated by the meeting at the Vatican between Pope John Paul II and […]
June 1, 1988

Justice For The Pollards

RCA Urges All Americans to Support the Organization “Justice For The Pollards” Jun 1, 1988 — JUSTICE FOR THE POLLARDs WHEREAS THE RABBINICAL COUNCIL DOES NOT CONDONE […]
June 1, 1987

Arkaut AKUM 1987

Jun 1, 1987 — Arkaut AKU”M WHEREAS, the Rabbinical Council of America recognizes the problem of ARKAUT AKU”M, that is, when members of the Jewish Community abandon […]
June 1, 1987

Israeli Yeshivot (1987)

RCA Applauds Hesder and Bnei Akiva Yeshivot’s Refusal to Sign Political Loyalty Oath Imposed by Jewish Agency Jun 1, 1987 — The Rabbinical Council of America in […]
June 1, 1987

Support For Israel (1987)

RCA Reaffirms Its Solidarity With Israel Jun 1, 1987 — The Rabbinical Council of America in convention assembled, REAFFIRMS its solidarity with the State of Israel, as […]
June 1, 1987

The Greater Orthodox Jewish Community 1987

Jun 1, 1987 — The Greater Orthodox Jewish Community The Rabbinical Council of America in convention assembled, WE NOTE WITH GREAT DELIGHT the steady growth and progress […]
June 1, 1987

Social Welfare Programs 1987

Jun 1, 1987 — Social Welfare Programs WHEREAS the Rabbinical Council of America is aware of the importance of the role of all of us in TIKKUN […]
June 1, 1987

Relations With Non-Jewish Groups 1987

Jun 1, 1987 — Relations With Non-Jewish Groups The Rabbinical Council of America in convention assembled, REAFFIRMS ITS POLICY that all Christian and Jewish Dialogue be limited […]
June 1, 1987

Pluralism 1987

Jun 1, 1987 — Pluralism The Rabbinical Council of America in convention assembled, NOTES WITH ALARM the increasing divisions that are taking place in public Jewish life. […]
June 1, 1987

Ohel Children’s Home 1987

Jun 1, 1987 — Ohel Children’s Home THE RABBINICAL COUNCIL OF AMERICA in convention applauds the work of organizations such as the Ohel Childrens Home in providing […]
June 1, 1987

Nuclear Restraint 1987

Jun 1, 1987 — Nuclear Restraint WHEREAS, G-d has commanded us to “CHOOSE LIFE THAT YOU AND YOUR OFFSPRING WOULD LIVE”. (Devarim XXX, 19), and WHEREAS, the […]
June 1, 1987

National and Legislative Affairs 1987

Jun 1, 1987 — National and Legislative Affairs WHEREAS THE RABBINICAL COUNCIL OF AMERICA notes that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution mandates that government neither […]
June 1, 1987

Kavod Gedolei Yisroel 1987

Jun 1, 1987 — Kavod Gedolei Yisrael The Rabbinical Council of America in convention assembled, TAKES EXCEPTION TO THE MISUSE OF THE MEDIA for the purpose of […]
June 1, 1987

Kashruth 1987

Jun 1, 1987 — Kashruth WHEREAS the Rabbinical Council of America takes note of the expansion of the number of kosher consumer products, and regards this phenomena […]
June 1, 1987

Jews in Arab Lands 1987

Jun 1, 1987 — 1987Jews In Arab Lands REAFFIRMS ITS SOLIDARITY with the beleaguered Jewish Communities in Arab and Moslem lands, most especially the Jews of Syria […]
June 1, 1987

Jewish Education 1987

Jun 1, 1987 — 1987 AFFIRMING that the future of meaningful Jewish life is dependent upon a strong Jewish educational system, The Rabbinical Council of America in […]
June 1, 1987

Human Dignity and Labor 1987

Jun 1, 1987 — HUMAN DIGNITY AND LABOR WHEREAS Jewish law commands us to uphold the dignity of all workers, regardless of their station or task, and […]
June 1, 1987

Holocaust 1987

Jun 1, 1987 — 1987 WHEREAS THE MEMORY OF THE HOLOCAUST is fading more and more into the distant past, and the generation of the Holocaust survivors […]
June 1, 1985

Resolution 1985

Jun 1, 1985 — https://rabbis.org/documents/Convention Resolutions/Resolution 1985.pdf
June 1, 1985

International Affairs Commission 1985

Jun 1, 1985 — INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS COMMISSION 1. Resolved:We call upon the President of the United States to cancel his planned visit to the German cemetery at […]
June 1, 1983

Visting Israel (1983)

RCA Urges Its Members and Their Congregations to Visit Israel Jun 1, 1983 — Whereas Israel’s main source of foreign currency is by tourist industry, and Whereas […]
June 1, 1983

Israeli Chief Rabbis and President (1983)

RCA Notes Election of New Ashkenazic and Sefardic Chief Rabbis as Well as Selection of Chaim Herzog as President Jun 1, 1983 — The Rabbinical Council of […]
June 1, 1983

Aliyah (1983)

RCA Calls Upon Its Members and Their Congregations to Encourage Aliyah Jun 1, 1983 — ALIYA Whereas Israel needs a stream of western immigrants to help populate […]
June 1, 1983

Social Welfare Programs 1983

Jun 1, 1983 — SOCIAL WELFARE PROGRAMS Whereas unemployment remains at uncharacteristically high levels, and Whereas many individuals incomes have been drastically reduced by recession, and Whereas […]
June 1, 1983

Russian Jewry 1983

Jun 1, 1983 — RUSSIAN JEWRY The Rabbinical Council of America in convention assembled, NOTES with alarm the decrease in exit visas from the Soviet Union. It […]
June 1, 1983

Patrilineal Descent 1983

Jun 1, 1983 — PATRILINEAL DESCENT Jewish identity by birth throughout the ages has been determined by all Jews as deriving from the Jewishness of the natural […]
June 1, 1983

Nuclear Restraint 1983

Jun 1, 1983 — NUCLEAR RESTRAINT The Rabbinical Council of America in convention assembled, EXPRESSES its opposition to any nuclear first strike. It urges the adoption of […]
June 1, 1983

Kosher Food 1983

Jun 1, 1983 — KOSHER FOOD The Rabbinical Council of America in convention assembled, LAUDS the expansion of the number of kosher consumer products. It strongly supports […]
June 1, 1983

Holocaust 1983

Jun 1, 1983 — HOLOCAUST The Rabbinical Council of America in convention assembled, URGES that steps be taken to remind the world of the true import of […]
June 1, 1983

Flashas 1983

Jun 1, 1983 — FALASHAS The Rabbinical Council of America in convention assembled, NOTES with sorrow the plight of Ethiopian Jewry who are suffering from deprivation and […]
June 1, 1983

Federation 1983

Jun 1, 1983 — FEDERATION The Rabbinical Council of America in convention assembled, CALLS upon its members to become involved in the local councils of their federations […]