May 16, 2001
The Rabbinical Council of America in convention assembled,
REAFFIRMS its solidarity with the State of Israel, as a visible sign of G-d's covenant and eternal promise to the Children of Israel,
CONTINUES TO PRAY for her greater security and expanding peace between Israel and her neighbors and pledges to continue its spiritual and economic support of the State.
CONTINUES TO SUPPORT and stand with all Israelis, including Jewish residents of Judea, Samaria and Gaza who are enduring with resolve, determination and faith, a relentless barage of Arab terror and violence.
CONTINUES TO STAND firmly behind the Chief Rabbinate and all of its Halachic decisions and recommendations as they apply to the State of Israel.
REAFFIRMS ITS OWN EFFORTS to bring about a rapprochement between secular and religious groups in Israel.
CALLS UPON ITS MEMBERSHIP, to continue to support the State of Israel and its people by all spiritual, political and economic means possible. We urge our membership to continue to give full support to the United Jewish Communities, Israel Bonds, Jewish National Fund, other investments, as well as in support of other charitable and educational endeavors, especially Yeshivat Hadarom and Yeshiva Ahuzat Yaakov.
CALLS UPON ITS MEMBERS to personally visit the State of Israel and to encourage tourism among their congregants by sponsoring congregational tours, in order to show our solidarity with the State, support it economically and create a constituency which supports Israel financially and morally.
CALLS UPON THE RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES WITHIN ISRAELI SOCIETY, to reach out to our fellow Jews from other camps with love and understanding, and for all Jews within Israel, secular and religious, to seek to understand each other and to live in peace.
CALLS UPON ITS MEMBERS AND THEIR CONGREGATIONS to encourage Aliya to Israel, in order to help populate the country, develop its industrial and professional services and help to enhance the religious dimensions of the country.