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Abuse Survivors; Please Do Not Suffer Alone

Article by Dr. Benzion Twerski and Rabbi ... | Published 10/21/14 | Comments (0)

In recent days, reports have circulated in the media and on the Internet about the tragic early passing of yet another young man in our community. Those reports...

   
 

Rulings of Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, ZT'L

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 10/21/14 | Comments (0)

One of our most revered and venerable Torah sages of this last century was Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zatzal, of Jerusalem, Israel. Members of the Torah comm...

   
 

The Story Of Noach Speaks To Our Times - Especially Thi...

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Elchonon Oberstei... | Published 10/21/14 | Comments (0)

Learning Parshas Noach with Rashi always brings back memories. The Mashgiach Ruchani of Ner Yisroel, Rav Dovid Kronglass, zatzal, gave a shmooze (lecture) on th...

   
 

New Elder Abuse Initiative in Northwest Baltimore

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 10/21/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 21 - As our parents age and begin to face medical issues, caregivers, paid and family members, often become an important part of their live...

   
 

Video: Daily Dvar Halacha - Oct. 21 - Extinguish Match ...

Article by Rabbi Yitzchok Dinovitzer | Published 10/21/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 21 - Daily Dvar Halacha - Extinguish Match After Lighting Shabbos Candles? ...

   
 

UPDATED as of Oct. 21 8:38 AM -BREAKING: B'H - FOU...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 10/21/14 | Comments (0)

UPDATED: Baltimore, MD - Oct. 21 - 8:38 AM - The investigation into this incident has indicated that Rachel Elizabeth Morrison had gone to a home outside of Wes...

   
 

Video: Daily Dvar Halacha - Oct. 20 - What If I Remembe...

Article by Rabbi Yitzchok Dinovitzer | Published 10/20/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 20 - Daily Dvar Halacha - What If I Remembered Mashiv Haruach Right AFTER I Concluded The Bracha? ...

   
 

Obama Stumps for Lt. Gov Anthony Brown, People Leave Ea...

Article by Jeff Mason | Published 10/20/14 | Comments (0)

President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, bu...

   
 

Shmos: Shnayim Mikra V'Echad Targum - Reviewing th...

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 10/20/14 | Comments (0)

Sukkos is over, and Bereishis has begun once agin. It is time to take seriously the Mitzvah – the obligation rather, of doing the weekly Torah portion wi...

   
 

Complete Transcript: Rabbi Avi Weiss 'Stepping Bac...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 10/20/14 | Comments (0)

To my beloved congregants, I penned this open letter a few days before Shmini Atzeret. It represents the culmination of much thinking, reflection, and co...

   
 

BDE: Mr. Ronald (Danny) Krigsman, z'l

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 10/19/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 19 - BaltimoreJewishLife.com regrets to notify the community of the petirah of Mr. Ronald (Danny) Krigsman, z'l, father of Rabbi Tzvi ...

   
 

Baltimore Community-Wide Simchas Bais HaShoaiva (Videos...

Article by BJL Staff | Published 10/19/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 12  -  2nd day Chol HaMoaid Succos 5775 - Last night, Motzaei Shabbos Chol HaMoaid Succos, the Baltimore community turned out en ...

   
 

Watch: Simchas Bais HaShoaiva 5775 of the Yeshiva at Ba...

Article by BJL Staff | Published 10/19/14 | Comments (0)

Batimore, MD - Oct. 18 - Simchas Bais HaShoaiva of the Yeshiva at Baltimore's Yeshiva Ner Yisrael from Motzael Shabbos Chol HaMoaid, Oct. 11, 2014  ...

   
 

Hoshana Rabbah Davening at The Agudah PH & Bnai Jac...

Article by BJL Staff | Published 10/19/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 19 - Hoshana Rabbah this year brought an unexpected, but, very welcome "guest" to the Agudah Park Heights, as the Rosh HaYeshiva, HaRav Aha...

   
 

Video: Daily Dvar Halacha - Oct. 19 - Is There A Makeu...

Article by Rabbi Yitzchok Dinovitzer | Published 10/19/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 19 - Daily Dvar Halacha -  Is There A Makeup For Missing Mashiv Haruach?  ...

   
 

Lail Hoshana Rabbah Around the Baltimore Community (Vid...

Article by BJL Staff | Published 10/18/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 18 - Sukkos 5775 fell out in such a way that many Simchas Bais HaShoaivos had to be held on Lail Hoshana Rabbah. These include:  Rabbi...

   
 

BDE: Mrs. Kitty Field, z'l

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 10/18/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 18 - BaltimoreJewishLife.com regrets to inform the community of the petirah of Mrs. Kitty field, z'l, mother of Rabbi Binyamin Field a...

   
 

Sunday: HaRav Hershel Schachter, shlita, to Deliver Shi...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 10/21/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 18 - This Sunday morning, Oct. 19, at 9:30 AM, Harav Herhsel Schachter, shlita, will deliver a shiur  on Eilu v'elu Divrei E...

   
 

A Picture of Chesed - Lakewood-Style

Article by Mark Oppenheimer | Published 10/18/14 | Comments (0)

Once a year, Elimelech Ehrlich travels from Jerusalem to Lakewood, N.J., with a cash box and a wireless credit-card machine. During the three weeks he typical...

   
 

Changes Begin As Maryland Prepares For New Governor

Article by Max Bennett, Capital News Serv... | Published 10/18/14 | Comments (0)

Electing a new Maryland governor requires a lot of changes throughout the state. A new Maryland governor is on his way into office and the signs they are a-cha...

   
 

Watch: Simchas Bais HaShoaiva 5775 of the Mechinah at B...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 10/18/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD- Oct. 18 - Simchas Bais HaShoaiva 5775 of the Mechinah at Baltimore's Yeshiva Ner Yisrael Photo Credit: Eli Greengart    &nb...

   
 

Parshas Bereishis - You Should Be Blessed

Article by R' Eliezer Bulka | Published 10/15/14 | Comments (0)

A number of times throughout the gemara and in later seforim as well, with regards to a chumrah, we find the term tavo alav berachah, a blessing shall be bestow...

   
 

Heavy Storms Cause Power Outages; Flood Watch Through 8...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/15/14 | Comments (0)

As of 4:20 p.m., BGE reported more than 400 customers had lost power, most were in Baltimore County. A line of heavy storms moved through the area this afterno...

   
 

Hoshana Rabbah 5775 - Netz Minyan at The Churva Shul (V...

Article by BJLife/Dr. Michael Elman | Published 10/15/14 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem, Israel - Oct. 15 - Hoshana Rabbah 5775 at The Churva Synagogue in the Old City. Photos and Video Credit: Dr. Michael Elman    &nbs...

   
 

Eruv Tavshilin to be Made Today Erev Yom Tov, Wednesday...

Article by Star-K/Rabbi Tzvi Rosen, Kashr... | Published 10/15/14 | Comments (0)

A fundamental difference between Yom Tov observance and Shabbos observance is the allowance of ochel nefesh, food preparation on Yom Tov. “...

   
 

Watch: New Square Simchas Beis Hashoeva (Video)

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 10/14/14 | Comments (0)

New Square Simchas Beis Hashoeva ...

   
 

Video: Daily Dvar Halacha - Oct. 15 - 101 Times!

Article by Rabbi Yitzchok Dinovitzer | Published 10/14/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 15 - Daily Dvar Halacha - 101 Times! ...

   
 

Star-K Alert: 2nd Alert on GE Ovens & Ranges - Temp...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 10/14/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 14 - For those consumers who had unexpected GE oven shutdowns over the last two holidays, here is a workaround to avoid this problem:Enter ...

   
 

Note from Rabbi Hauer to His Kehilla About The Shabbos ...

Article by Rabbi Moshe Hauer | Published 10/14/14 | Comments (0)

Dear Friends: I hope this note finds you well and enjoying this beautiful Chag.  Forgive me for intruding upon your Chag at this time, but time is of the ...

   
 

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Voter Registration Deadline is TODA...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 10/14/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 14 - Just a reminder that today, October 14th at 9 p.m., is the deadline for registering to vote in this November's election. This is ...

   
 

Sukka on Shmini Atzeres?

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Yehuda Spitz | Published 10/14/14 | Comments (0)

Different minhagim come to the forefront this time of year, and growing up spending many a Yom Tov among Jews of all stripes, in various kosher hotels, makes th...

   
 

Video: Daily Dvar Halacha - Oct. 14 - Hit The Arovos On...

Article by Rabbi Yitzchok Dinovitzer | Published 10/14/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 14 - Daily Dvar Halacha - Hit The Arovos On The Ground!? Why? ...

   
 

Did the Kohanim Eat in a Succah?

Article by Rabbi Yoav Elan | Published 10/13/14 | Comments (0)

The Torah gives us a positive commandment to eat and sleep in a succah for seven days, but did this requirement apply to the Kohanim serving in the Temple as&nb...

   
 

MENUCHA's SOLD OUT Concert - Where the Children a...

Article by BJLife Staff | Published 10/13/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 13 - It is hard to share the stage with the likes of Boruch Levine, Simcha Leiner and the Shira Choir, and not be lost in their shadow. Yet...

   
 

Community Conversations Shares Sukkos With Local Public...

Article by BJLife/Isaac Draiman | Published 10/13/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 13 - Community Conversations, a project of CHAI, conducted its annual Sukkos Tour with the Cross Country Elementary School’s Fourth G...

   
 

The Chesed at Hopkins Continues with Baruch Levine &...

Article by BJLife Staff | Published 10/13/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD -  Oct. 13 - Chesed knows no bounds as  fresh off the amazing Menucha Concert last night, superstar singer (and superstar Waterbury Rebb...

   
 

Snapshot of a Shomrim Call

Article by BJL Staff | Published 10/13/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, Md - Oct. 13 - Yesterday morning, Shomrim received a call from a member of our community who came outside and saw an African American male in her ca...

   
 

Rabbeinu HaGra, ZTL: The Vilna Gaon, On His Yahrtzeit, ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/13/14 | Comments (0)

“Who can count, who can measure, The bounds of his heart’s breadth? His novel Torah insights are endless, Into Hashem’s perfect Torah, All...

   
 

Video: Daily Dvar Halacha - Oct. 13 - You Can't Do...

Article by Rabbi Yitzchok Dinovitzer | Published 10/13/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 13 - Daily Dvar Halacha - You Can't Do That During Chol Hamoed! ...

   
 

A Sukkah! A First for Johns Hopkins Hospital (Photo Es...

Article by BJLife/Isaac Draiman | Published 10/12/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 8 - History was made today at Johns Hopkins Hospital as a Sukkah was erected for Jewish patients in need for the very first time in the hos...

   
 

Updated Zmanim/Simchas Bais HaShoaiva Listing

Article by BJL Staff | Published 10/12/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 11 - Once again, BaltimoreJewishLife.com has created a Baltimore Community Yom Tov Zmanim and Simchas Bais HaShoaivah Guide which  can...

   
 

Baltimore NCSY Fills-A-Truck for Ahavas Yisrael! (Photo...

Article by BJL Staff | Published 10/12/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 12 - Before Rosh Hashanah, the teens of Baltimore NCSY partnered, once again, with Ahavas Yisrael for their annual Fill-A-Truck event. The ...

   
 

Merkaz Torah U'Tefila Celebrates Siyum of Seder Mo...

Article by BJL Staff | Published 10/12/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 12 - Last Sunday, Isru Chag of Yom Kippur, with so much preparation still required for Succos, a significant crowd of men, women and childr...

   
 

Video: Daily Dvar Halacha - Oct. 12 - Tefillin on Chol ...

Article by Rabbi Yitzchok Dinovitzer | Published 10/12/14 | Comments (0)

 Baltimore, MD - Oct. 12 - Daily Dvar Halacha - Tefillin on Chol Hamoed? ...

   
 

Misplaced Zeal

Article by Rabbi Avi Shafran | Published 10/11/14 | Comments (0)

The powerful swell of voices on Broadway, thirteen stories below Agudath Israel’s offices, did more than disturb my concentration. A thousand people were ...

   
 

This Happened in the Baltimore Community Over Yom Tov: ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/11/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct 11 - Motzaei Shabbos-Chol HaMoaid Succos 5775 -  BaltimoreJewishLife.com has received calls this evening about the scam noted below - p...

   
 

Mesivta Neimus HaTorah in 5775: An Update (Photo Essay)

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 10/08/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 8 - The beginning of the year is always an exciting time at Mesivta Neimus Hatorah. Here is a snapshot of our busy and enjoyable Elul z...

   
 

Avraham Fried with Yehuda Mond Perform Chesed! (Photo E...

Article by BJL Staff | Published 10/08/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 8 - During Aseres Y'mei Tshuvah, Jewish music superstar Avraham Fried drove to Baltimore, accompanied by Baltimore musician Yehuda Mon...

   
 

A Holiday Pilgrimage to an Amusement Park

Article by Tevi Troy | Published 10/08/14 | Comments (0)

Each year during Sukkot, Hershey Park hosts a day of kosher festivities On Monday, October 13, one of the intermediate days of Sukkot, somewhere between 9,000 ...

   
 

Sukkot In a KGB Prison

Article by Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich | Published 10/08/14 | Comments (0)

There is something sad about the sequence of the festivals – Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot. After all, we are in the transition from summer to au...

   
 

Listen: Bring in Yom Tov With Chony Milecki's Simc...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 10/08/14 | Comments (0)

Bring in Yom Tov With Chony Milecki's Simchas Beis HaShoaiva Dance Track ...

   
 

Succos 5775 - Fragrant Midos

Article by R' Eliezer Bulka | Published 10/08/14 | Comments (0)

A couple of exciting Mazal Tov dedications to start the year: Mazal Tov to my nephew Dovid Nisson Shonek of Far Rockaway on his engagement to Tova Lidsky of Pas...

   
 

Succos 5775 - Aderes HaTorah

Article by Rabbi Chaim Zvi Senter / Yeshi... | Published 10/08/14 | Comments (0)

The joyous Yom Tov of Sukkos is approaching. For one week a year, we move out of our homes, and into little huts with bamboo roofs. One opinion is that this is ...

   
 

Video: Daily Dvar Halacha - Oct. 8 - Smell My Esrog?

Article by Rabbi Yitzchok Dinovitzer | Published 10/08/14 | Comments (0)

 Baltimore, MD - Oct. 8 - Daily Dvar Halacha - Smell my Esrog ...

   
 

Did You Receive A Baltimore or a Brooklyn Shabbos Candl...

Article by BJLife/Blumie Loeb | Published 10/07/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 7 - It has come to our attention that some individuals living in Baltimore received a Brooklyn  Shabbos candle lig...

   
 

Sukkos Rulings of Rav Elyashiv, Zatzal

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 10/07/14 | Comments (0)

Below we find some rulings from Rav Elyashiv zatzal in regard to both the Sukkah as well as the 4 Minim. Each of the Yamim Tovim has its own special avodah...

   
 

Watch: The Time To Dance Has Arrived: Yaakov Shwekey�...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 10/07/14 | Comments (0)

One of the biggest Jewish singers of all time Yaakov Shwekey just released a music video for the mega hit “Et Rikod” off the smash album KOLOT produ...

   
 

Video: Daily Dvar Halacha - Oct. 7 - Switch the Order o...

Article by Rabbi Yitzchok Dinovitzer | Published 10/07/14 | Comments (0)

 Baltimore, MD - Oct. 7 - Daily Dvar Halacha - Switch the order of the Brachos? ...

   
 

The Chabad SuccahCycle

Article by Karen Schwartz | Published 10/07/14 | Comments (0)

They pedal around all-year long, especially at Sukkot time, offering opportunities to do some mitzvot Look for Levi Duchman on a bike. Not just any bike, tho...

   
 

Sukkos 5775: Understanding The Ushpizin

Article by R' Shaya Gross, z'l | Published 10/07/14 | Comments (0)

[Ed. Note] Out of the respect and recognition of the impact made by longtime BJL friend and contributor, Reb Shaya Gross, z’l, we will maintain a living m...

   
 

Sukkos - An Overview

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 10/06/14 | Comments (0)

As everyone is busy building their Sukkah in preparation of the impending Yom Tov, it is important to realize that we must prepare in other ways too. We shou...

   
 

Agudath Israel of America Hosts Siyumim on Seder Moed A...

Article by Shimmy Blum | Published 10/06/14 | Comments (0)

It was the day after Yom Kippur, and yidden across the world celebrated a poignant milestone in their connection with Torah and mitzvos. With the completion of ...

   
 

Read Star-K's Newest Kashrus Kurrents

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 10/06/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 6 -  Star-K Kosher Certification is pleased to announce the arrival of the Fall 5575/2014 edition of Kashrus Kurrents.  Inside th...

   
 

Hundreds of Businesses Join Historic Orthodox Jewish Ch...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 10/06/14 | Comments (0)

Within the first three days after the official launch of the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce (OJC), over 216 businesses from across the world enrolled for O...

   
 

Urgent Pre-Yom Tov Star-K Alert: GE Ovens & Ranges ...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 10/06/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 6 - Below are 2 Star-K Alerts: The Star-K has reported receiving reports that the Sabbath Mode feature on some GE Ovens & Ranges model...

   
 

Why I Love Rav Shmuel - And Will Advocate Vaccination N...

Article by Rabbi Yitzchak Adlerstein | Published 10/06/14 | Comments (0)

There is no contradiction. Anyone who finds one has targeted a straw man. I have had the benefit of association with three generations of Kamenetskys. They ha...

   
 

Video: Daily Dvar Halacha - Oct. 6 - Shake, Shake, Shak...

Article by Rabbi Yitzchok Dinovitzer | Published 10/06/14 | Comments (0)

 Baltimore, MD - Oct. 6 - Daily Dvar Halacha - Shake Shake Shake ...

   
 

State Health Officials: Maryland Ready to Respond to Eb...

Article by Ashley S. Westerman, Capital N... | Published 10/06/14 | Comments (0)

Doctor says there is "reasonable possibility" that a Maryland hospital will have a patient with Ebola in the next year. Maryland is prepared to deal with the p...

   
 

Fire Prevention Week Focuses on Smoke Alarms

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 10/06/14 | Comments (0)

From October 5-11, the Baltimore County Fire Department observes National Fire Prevention Week. The theme this year is Smoke Alarms Save Lives – Test Your...

   
 

Just Released: Talking About Private Places

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 10/06/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore's Bracha Goetz has just released her 25th Jewish children's book - and it's on an important subject. Baltimore, MD - Oct. 6 - This boo...

   
 

Lighting in the Sukkah: Caution over Custom?

Article by BJLife/Adina Edelman, BY 11th ... | Published 10/06/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 1 - Sukkos is fast approaching, and our home-away-from-homes are slowly being constructed all over town. By Erev Sukkos, the inside of our ...

   
 

Video: Daily Dvar Halacha - Oct. 5 - Turn your Esrog ov...

Article by Rabbi Yitzchok Dinovitzer | Published 10/05/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 5 - Daily Dvar Halacha - Turn your Esrog over?! ...

   
 

Send us Your Sukkah Season Photos

Article by BJL Staff | Published 10/05/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct 5 - Pisku Tuvu, Baltimore. What a beautiful season to share in photos with the entire Baltimore Community. Pull out your phones or even a ca...

   
 

Arba Minim Travel: Agudath Israel Advocacy Continues to...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 10/05/14 | Comments (0)

As in past years, Agudath Israel of America's Washington Office has worked closely with agencies of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help avoid ...

   
 

Bnos Yisroel High Schoolers Present their Experiences o...

Article by BJLife/Adina Edelman, BY 11th ... | Published 10/05/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 5 - For the past two summers, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) held a summer internship program called the Bnos Yisroel Bridge Progr...

   
 

The Special Mitzvah of Reciting Hallel

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Yirmiyohu Kaganof... | Published 10/05/14 | Comments (0)

Hallel is our unique praise to Hashem that is reserved for special occasions. Whenever the Jews survived a crisis, they responded by singing Hallel. Thus, we sa...

   
 

Baltimore's Top Cop Wants Federal Review Of Depart...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/04/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore police commissioner Anthony Batts is calling for a federal review of his department following a series of misconduct allegations against police.&n...

   
 

Watch: Rosh Hashana 5775 - Unetaneh Tokef (Powerful Vid...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 10/03/14 | Comments (0)

Rosh Hashana 5775 - Unetaneh Tokef ...

   
 

A Personal G'mar Chasima Tova from BJL's Publ...

Article by BaltimoreJewishLife.com/Jeff C... | Published 10/03/14 | Comments (0)

Repost from 2013/5774 Baltimore, MD - Sept. 13 - Erev Yom Kippur 5774 - Forty years ago, 1973, was the very first year I ever davened for a tzibbur (congregati...

   
 

Gmar Chasima Tova From BJL (Baltimore Zmanim / Eruv Is ...

Article by BJL Staff | Published 10/03/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 3 - Erev Yom Kippur 5775 - BaltimoreJewishLife.com would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers, advertisers and supporte...

   
 

Watch: Mordechai Ben David Sings Kol Nidre

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 10/03/14 | Comments (0)

Mordechai Ben David sings Kol Nidre on the 1992 Chabad "To Life" Telethon. He is accompanied by pianist Yaron Gershovsky. ...

   
 

Yom Kippur 5775 - The Nullity Of Being The Greatness O...

Article by Rabbi Eliyahu Safran | Published 10/03/14 | Comments (0)

At the core of man is duality.  Some might suggest contradiction.  Regardless of how it is characterized, man’s essential duality creates tensio...

   
 

Yom Kippur - An Overview

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 10/03/14 | Comments (0)

One should look at Yom Kippur as an opportunity to become ever closer to HaKadosh Baruch Hu. The fact that we do not wear shoes and do not eat makes us simila...

   
 

Malignancies: Ignoring Evil Is No Option

Article by Rabbi Avi Shafran | Published 10/03/14 | Comments (0)

There’s nothing remotely funny, of course, about rabid Islamists beheading innocent Westerners they have kidnapped (or their fellow Muslims, for that matt...

   
 

Yom Kippur 5775 - Back to the Basics

Article by Rabbi Zvi Teichman | Published 10/03/14 | Comments (0)

 On the morning of Yom Kippur in the days when the Temple stood the Kohen Gadol would don the four special ‘White Garments’ fashioned from Pelu...

   
 

Video: Daily Dvar Halacha - Oct. 3 - Yom Kippur!

Article by Rabbi Yitzchok Dinovitzer | Published 10/03/14 | Comments (0)

 Baltimore, MD - Oct. 3- Daily Dvar Halacha -  Yom Kippur! ...

   
 

Yom Kippur 5775 - Aderes HaTorah

Article by Rabbi Chaim Zvi Senter / Yeshi... | Published 10/02/14 | Comments (0)

The Gemara (Bava Kama 50a) states that one who says that Hakadosh Baruch Hu is a "vatran" (that He dismisses wrongdoings), has forfeited his life. As a source f...

   
 

A Mother's Yom Kippur Survival Guide

Article by Chaya Shuchat | Published 10/02/14 | Comments (0)

It has been many years since I spent the day in shul on Yom Kippur. As a teenager and young adult, I was accustomed to attending the lengthy service, prayin...

   
 

Yom Kippur 5775 - Soveya is the Difference between Life...

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Eli Glaser, CNWC,... | Published 10/02/14 | Comments (0)

On Yom Kippur we are commanded to employ five methods of self affliction to help achieve atonement for our wrongdoings. We refrain from five pleasurable activit...

   
 

How Are You Coming Across? 7 Common LinkedIn Mistakes

Article by Elly D. Lasson, Ph.D. , Execut... | Published 10/02/14 | Comments (0)

OK. I’ll admit it. I am a LinkedIn addict. For those of us living in the professional world of 2014, we know what a valuable and really critical resource...

   
 

Orthodox Rabbi Who Aids Cancer-Stricken Kids One Of CNN...

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 10/02/14 | Comments (0)

Atlanta, GA - A Detroit rabbi has been named as one of ten all stars in an annual award winning competition highlighting everyday people who dedicate their li...

   
 

The Essence of Vidui

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Yehuda Spitz | Published 10/02/14 | Comments (0)

I have a confession to make. I really regret my mistake and I realize it potentially has serious repercussions. I resolve never to do it again, and to be extra...

   
 

Shidduch Crisis - The Progress Report

Article by Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz | Published 10/02/14 | Comments (0)

Just over a month ago, Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz made a rare and direct appeal in these pages. The cause that prompted him to abandon his usual policy of privacy: ...

   
 

Water Recipes and Eating on Yom Kippur

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 10/02/14 | Comments (0)

It is one of those things that no one really learns, almost like that invisible elephant in the room that we don’t want to talk about. Perhaps it is be...

   
 

Listen: Sephardic Piyut of Neilah - El Nora Alilah

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 10/02/14 | Comments (0)

Sephardic piyut sung at the start of Ne'ilah at the end of Yom Kippur. Turkish, Moroccan, and Spanish & Portuguese versions. Sung & arranged for ...

   
 

Baltimore Community Shiva Update

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 10/02/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 2 - The following are sitting shiva through tonight and/or tomorrow. Mrs. Chaya (Yitzchok) Greenwald for her mother Mrs. Tova (Nachum) Sa...

   
 

Watch: A Cybersecurity Threat That Could Be Lurking On ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/02/14 | Comments (0)

Gary Miliefsky, SnoopWall CEO, and founding member of the US Department of Homeland Security announces a privacy breach posed by smartphone flashlight apps. Mi...

   
 

Video: Daily Dvar Halacha - Oct. 2 - Don't Put Up ...

Article by Rabbi Yitzchok Dinovitzer | Published 10/02/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 2 - Daily Dvar Halacha - Don't Put Up Your Schach This Way! ...

   
 

Yeshivas Tiferes Chaim/Lev Shlomo Hosts Rabbi Yechiel S...

Article by BJLife/Isaac Draiman | Published 10/02/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 1 - Rabbi Yechiel Spero inspired a packed house at Yeshiva Tiferes Chaim/Lev Shlomo with his inspiring words and trademark substantive stor...