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Baltimore, MD - Apr. 29, 2017 - This Sunday, April 30th, the entire Baltimore Jewish community is invited to hear Hespedim and Divrei Chizuk for Mrs. (Ruchama) Leah Eichenthal, Z'L which will be given by family members and prominent Rabbonim. This event is for men and women and will take place at Bnos Yisroel of Baltimore 6300 Park Heights Ave. 4:30 p.m. to approximately 6:00 p.m., followed by Mincha For more information, please call 410-456-8053. Click here to watch a live stream of the event   
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According to the NYPD, two shots were fired from a moving vehicle on 18 Avenue and 53 Street at around 7:00PM. The shots appear to have been directed at an individual standing on the sidewalk. The NYPD 66 Precinct Detectives are working closely on the case and appear to have video footage as well as info on the perpetrators. Residents should be aware that this appears to have been an isolated incident and it does not appear the Jewish community was targeted. Additional police patrols have been added to the area.
Despite previous criticism from Jewish groups, Pope Francis on Saturday repeated his assertion that some migrant holding centers in Europe amount to "concentration camps", The Associated Press reports. A German reporter asked the Pope if he had made a linguistic slip when he first made the remarks last week, adding that they had been met with shock in Germany. In response, the Pope appeared to not appreciate the controversy, saying that there are some refugee holding centers where migrants are penned in and prevented from leaving. "There are refugee camps that are true concentration camps," he said, according to AP. The American Jewish Committee (AJC) last week sharply criticized the Pope's remarks and urged him to use a different choice of words. “...
Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi on Saturday said Arab countries would provide security for Israel if it withdraws from Judea and Samaria. Safadi's comments came during a meeting with in Moscow with his counterpart, Sergey Lavrov. “In order for Israel to live in peace with the Arabs, it is necessary for them to leave the territories occupied after 1967. So if this happens, the Arab countries will be ready to give security guarantees to Israel,” the Jordanian minister said, according to the Russian Sputnik news agency. Safadi added that the Israeli-Palestinian Authority (PA) conflict was a key concern for the Middle East. “We consider the settlement of the Palestinian problem as a core of tensions in our region. That is why we definitely plan...
Students at Montclair State University vote down resolution calling on the school to boycott Israel. The student government at Montclair State University in New Jersey reportedly voted down a resolution calling on the school to boycott Israel, JTA reported on Friday. According to the report, the measure was defeated Wednesday by a vote of 11-1, with six abstentions. An earlier survey aimed at gauging student support for the measure found that 64 percent of students were opposed. The defeat of the resolution, which was initiated by the New Jersey school’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine, was commended by the pro-Israel group Stand With Us. Several colleges and universities have passed resolutions calling for a boycott of Israel in recent years. Earlier...
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Jewish Marine corporal marries in Dutch capital, in first Jewish military wedding since 1939. The first Dutch Jewish military wedding since the Holocaust was held in Amsterdam. Marine Corps Cpl. Chaim Benistant, wearing his Royal Netherlands Navy dress uniform and strapping a ceremonial sword on his golden belt, wed Nancy Koster at the Dutch capital’s Amstel Hotel on Sunday in a ceremony conducted by Rabbi Menachem Sebbag, the armed forces’ chief Jewish chaplain, according to a statement from the Dutch Israelite Religious Community, or NIK. Koster, wearing a lace shoulder top over a wedding gown with pearl decorations, walked with Benistant under a Navy saber arch after the ceremony. Marines sailed through the canals of Amsterdam with the couple to the hotel from Benistant...
A mentally disturbed man threatening people with a knife was arrested before he was able to hurt anyone. An eyewitness said that at around 10:00PM on Motzei Shabbos, a man armed with a knife was threatening people outside Benjy’s Kosher Pizza at 73 Avenue and Main Street in the Kew Gardens Hills sections of Queens. The NYPD was called and the man was apprehended at 72nd Drive and 141st Street. After a two minute standoff with police who had their guns drawn, the man put down his knife and was taken into custody. A police source said  that it appeared the man was mentally disturbed.
We regret to inform you of the Petira of HaRav Binyomin Kamenetzky, ZATZAL, the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Toras Chaim of South Shore. Rav Kamenetzky is the oldest son of Hagaon HaRav Yaakov Kamenetzky, ZATZAL. The Levaya will be held at The Yeshivah South Shore,  1170 William Street in Hewlett, NY.Sunday 10AM Bila HaMaves LaNetzach
President Donald Trump on Saturday marked his 100th day in office by claiming historic action on his agenda, renewing promises on health care and taxes and attacking the news media for misleading Americans. In his morning radio address Trump issued an assurance: “My only allegiance is to you, our wonderful citizens.” To supporters at an evening rally in Pennsylvania, he promoted American power and patriotism while emphasizing such priorities as American manufacturing, better trade deals, a border wall with Mexico and a still-to-be defined tax cut plan. “We are not going to let other countries take advantage of us anymore,” he said in Harrisburg at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. “From now on it’s going to be America first.” T...
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President Donald Trump said in a television interview to be aired Sunday that he believes China’s president has been putting pressure on North Korea as it pursues its missile and nuclear weapons programs. In an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Trump said he won’t be happy if North Korea conducts a nuclear test and that he believes Chinese President Xi Jinping won’t be happy, either. Asked if that means military action, Trump responded: “I don’t know. I mean, we’ll see.” On Saturday, a North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch, South Korea and the United States said, the third test-fire flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearb...
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Justice Minister Shaked says Israel says someone 'swayed' Trump, delay in moving US Embassy to Jerusalem is 'huge loss.' Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) spoke on Friday on Channel 2's "Meet the Israeli Press" program. In the interview, Shaked spoke about the US' offer to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital in exchange for a two-state solution. "I think it's hopeless. It's like banging your head against the wall," Shaked said. "It's a shame to waste time coming here in order to try to stitch together an agreement. The differences between Israel and the Palestinians are just too vast." Speaking about US President Donald Trump's past offer to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, she said, "I thought we had...
Turkey on Saturday morning blocked access to Wikipedia. Internet users who attempted to visit the online encyclopedia found themselves faced with an "error" notice. "Turkey Blocks," an independent body involved in digital transparency, reported that beginning Saturday morning, Turkish users would no longer be able to access the site. The Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, said they do not know the reason for Turkey's decision and are looking into the issue.
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Hamas changes charter in attempt to mend ties with PA, international community. Hamas is expected to unveil a new version of its controversial founding charter which called forthe destruction of Israel in a bid to ease its international isolation, party officials said. Leaders of the Islamist movement have long spoken of the more limited aim of a Palestinian state in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza without explicitly setting it out in its charter. But after years of internal debate, the party leadership is to publish a supplementary charter at a conference in Qatar on Monday that will formally accept the idea of a state in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza. In a sop to hardliners within the movement, the original 1988 charter will not be dropped just supplemented, and there will be no recognition of...
Hamas official calls PA leader a 'traitor,' says he should be killed. The al-Ahrar terror group slammed the "fascist" steps the Palestinian Authority has taken against Gaza, including cutting public workers' salaries and ceasing to fund Gaza's power plant. Al-Aharar was founded by a group of Gaza terrorists who broke away from Fatah. The group is close to Hamas. In an official notice, al-Ahrar described the PA's new policies as "Nazi attacks" and emphasized that Gaza's residents would not give in to the pressure. The Palestinian Authority is attempting to use economic pressure to force Hamas to give up control of Gaza and hand it over to the PA. "Mahmoud Abbas does not represent our nation," the notice said. "The ones who represent us are the weapons: g...
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Trump says "we'll see" when asked if he'd consider military action against North Korea, hints China is helping with the issue. U.S. President Donald Trump would not rule out the use of military force against North Korea in an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation" on Saturday. Trump downplayed the significance of North Korea's "small missile launch" early Saturday, but when asked by host John Dickerson if he would consider military action in response to another nuclear test, he responded, "I don't know. I mean, we'll see." North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile believed to be a KN-17 on Saturday (local time). The missile blew up over land in North Korean territory and the test appeared to have failed. Trump said the launch was a d...
Saudi Arabia's Operation Decisive Storm against Iranian interests in Yemen continues. Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to Yemen accuses Iran of planning to take control of Yemen in order to strengthen ISIS/Daesh forces and Al-Qaeda. Muhammad Al-Jaber said that Iran has taken the same approach in Iraq and Syria. So reports the Saudi Gazette.Al-Jaber explained late last week that Saudi Arabia launched its "Operation Decisive Storm" in 2015, together with eight other African and Middle East countries, for several reasons: to stop Iranian militias from destroying the Yemeni people, to eradicate Al-Qaeda and Daesh in Yemen, and to support what he called the "legitimate" Yemenite government – that of incumbent President Abedrabbo Mansur Hadi. Immediately after Decisive Storm e...
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Fiancee of murdered IDF soldier Hadar Goldin speaks about what Memorial Day means for her. Edna Sarusi, who was engaged to kidnapped and murdered IDF soldier Hadar Goldin, spoke to Arutz Sheva on Friday. Goldin was kidnapped and killed during 2014's Operation Protective Edge. Hamas still holds his body, refusing to release it for burial. On Sunday night and Monday, Israel will mark the Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism. Sarusi, who met Arutz Sheva at the Tzfira religious girls' high school as part of the high school's Memorial Day project, spoke about her personal "memorial day." "This is the third year already," Sarusi said. "It's the third year in which Memorial Day has a different meaning fo...
North Korea threatens Israel with 'thousand-fold punishment' after Defense Minister Liberman calls Kim Jong-un a 'madman.' North Korea's Defense Ministry on Saturday reacted to Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman's (Yisrael Beytenu) statement that Kim Jong-un is "a madman," threatening to punish Israel "a thousand fold." In an interview with Walla! News, Liberman said, "That madman from North Korea is [Syrian President Bashar] al-Assad's closest friend, and he's a friend of the Iranians, too. There is a pact of evil here, from North Korea, through Iran, to Syria and Hezbollah. These people, their entire purpose is to try to undermine the stability of the entire world. It's an extremist and insane group." "Any nuclear disaster in ...
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