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All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Shul

Article by Editorial Staff | Published 04/21/15 | Comments (0)

A sign in a shul in Brooklyn reads: “If you come to shul to talk, where do you go to daven?” There’s something to be said for that. Or to not...

   
 

HaRav Avrohom Chaim Levin, shlita, Undergoes Triple Byp...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/21/15 | Comments (0)

Rav Avrohom Chaim Levin, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Telshe in Chicago, Illinois, underwent triple heart bypass surgery in Chicago today. The doctors say that...

   
 

Justice Department Probes Baltimore Police-Custody Deat...

Article by AP | Published 04/21/15 | Comments (0)

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday it has opened an investigation into the death of a Freddie Gray, a black man who died of spinal inj...

   
 

What I Will Remember

Article by Noah Abramowitz | Published 04/21/15 | Comments (0)

Tonight begins Yom HaZikaron, the day dedicated to reminding ourselves that Jewish redemption after nineteen hundred years has not come without a price. As th...

   
 

Agudath Israel National Dinner to Honor Prominent Askan...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/21/15 | Comments (0)

The 93rd annual dinner of Agudath Israel of America will take place on May 10th at the Hilton New York. The dinner will celebrate a year of solid achievement fo...

   
 

Tomorrow On His Shloshim: Baltimore Premiere of Yehuda ...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/21/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - April 15, 2015 - On March 24th, 2015, Yehuda Avner, z”l, advisor to 5 Prime Ministers of Israel and Ambassador of Israel to three countrie...

   
 

Video: Daily Dvar Halacha - April 21, 2015 - Sit or St...

Article by Rabbi Yitzchok Dinovitzer | Published 04/21/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - April 21, 2015   - Daily Dvar Halacha - Sit or Stand During Torah Reading?   ...

   
 

Watch Live: Hespedim for Rav Lichtenstein, Z'L, Tu...

Article by BJLife Israel Newsroom | Published 04/20/15 | Comments (0)

 Hespedim for Rav Lichtenstein, Z'L, Tuesday, April 21 - 3 AM (US EST) 10 AM Israel ...

   
 

The Veitzener Rov, Rav Yosef Moshe Meisels, zt'l

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/21/15 | Comments (0)

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of the Veitzener Rov, Rav Yosef Moshe Meisels zt”l. He was 89. Rav Meisels was a son of the Veitzener...

   
 

Executive Director of Baltimore Jewish Council Announce...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/20/15 | Comments (0)

BALTIMORE, MD - Dr. Arthur Abramson, a long-time representative and advocate for Maryland’s Jewish community, announced today that he plans to retire from...

   
 

Tefilos On Behalf Of Horav Avrohom Chaim Levin, Shlita

Article by Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel | Published 04/20/15 | Comments (0)

As you can see by the below, the Rosh Hayeshiva of Telshe Chicago, Chaver Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah Horav Avrohom Chaim Levin shlita, is scheduled to be undergoin...

   
 

UPDATED - BDE: Mrs. Ruth Gibber, a'h

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/20/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - April 20, 2015 - BaltimoreJewishLife.com is saddened to inform the community of the petirah of Mrs. Ruth Gibber, a'h, mother of Rabbi Ahron...

   
 

A Must Read: Shedding Light on KosherSwitch

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 04/20/15 | Comments (0)

New York - A new light switch that has been under development for several years and claims to be approved for Shabbos use is one step closer to being availabl...

   
 

'She Saved My Life'

Article by Larry Gordon | Published 04/20/15 | Comments (0)

Michal Levine wanted to go to college in New York, but her parents were completely opposed to the idea. She was born and raised in Florida and went to a right...

   
 

Former MK Lipman To Continue Serving Anglos In Knesset

Article by Gil Hoffman | Published 04/20/15 | Comments (0)

American-born former MK to keep holding "Open Knesset hours" in order to help English-speaking immigrants. American-born former MK Rabbi Dov Lipman will contin...

   
 

Does Your Son Love Sports? Sign Him Up For Ultimate Fri...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/20/15 | Comments (0)

 A new JCC-sponsored outdoor sports league is taking place in the Park Heights/Pikesville area: Ultimate Frisbee. Ultimate is an outdoor team sport which c...

   
 

Watch: Har Etzion Yeshiva Loses its Leader (2 Videos)

Article by Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar | Published 04/20/15 | Comments (0)

Staff and students at yeshiva of Rabbi Lichtenstein, ZTV'L, mourn, noting he 'dramatically revolutionized Torah study worldwide.' Arutz Sheva&nb...

   
 

Watch: By Air, Land, and Sea: Aliyah Under the British ...

Article by BJLife Israel Newsroom | Published 04/20/15 | Comments (0)

Toldot Yisrael presents the dramatic stories of Jews from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Iraq who overcame great obstacles in their efforts to reach the ...

   
 

Rav Aharon Lichtenstein, Yehi Zichro Baruch

Article by Michael Eisenberg | Published 04/20/15 | Comments (0)

Much will be written in the coming days, month and years about Rav Aharon Lichtenstein's encyclopaedic Torah knowledge and grasp of general culture, know...

   
 

Video: Daily Dvar Halacha - April 20, 2015 - I Am Fly...

Article by Rabbi Yitzchok Dinovitzer | Published 04/20/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - April 20, 2015  - Daily Dvar Halacha - I Am Flying To Israel This Week And Will Miss Tazria Metzorah! ...

   
 

Yosi Piamenta Wakes From Coma

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/19/15 | Comments (0)

Beloved musician Yosi Piamenta woke from a coma on Friday night. "There's no question that the prayers helped me," he says. Musician Yosi Piamenta, one o...

   
 

Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) Battles and Us

Article by Jonathan Rosenblum | Published 04/19/15 | Comments (0)

The controversy surrounding the passage by the Indiana legislature of a RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act) should be a great concern to all Torah Jews. ...

   
 

Video: Daily Dvar Halacha - April 19, 2015 - Should I S...

Article by Rabbi Yitzchok Dinovitzer | Published 04/19/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - April 19, 2015  - Daily Dvar Halacha - Should I Stop Shmoneh Esrai to Hear Torah Reading? ...

   
 

Children Surviving Divorce (Video)

Article by Davd Mandel | Published 04/19/15 | Comments (0)

Polio, Tuberculosis, Cancer – each word elicits stark images of masses yearning for ‎a better day. And for each, better days would come. Sanitariums...

   
 

Popular 'Jewish Rock-and-Roller' Musician Yosi ...

Article by Jonathan Zalman | Published 04/18/15 | Comments (0)

Singer-songwriter’s family asks for prayers, says fellow musician and collaborator Naftali Kalfa Yosi Piamenta, a self-dubbed “Jewish ...

   
 

Photos Final Update Apr. 16, 11:01 PM - Attendance Rec...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/18/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - April 6, 2015 - Though it was a soggy day, the weather didn't keep our Baltimore community from participating in the 6th Annual Biyur Chome...

   
 

Umami Bistro to Remain Open...If They Have Enough Busin...

Article by BJLife/Margie Pensak | Published 04/18/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - April 17, 2015  -In an exclusive BaltimoreJewishLife.com interview on Thursday, April 16, with Umami Bistro owner, John; “At the...

   
 

Update On Bais Yaakov Campus

Article by BJLife/Isaac Draiman | Published 04/17/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - April 16, 2015 - According to information provided by Bais Yaakov President, Dr. Shmuel Markovitz, and its Chief Operating Officer, Rabbi Zalman...

   
 

Time For Us to Vote for World Zionist Congress

Article by BJLife/Sharon Altshul | Published 04/17/15 | Comments (0)

Between now and April 30th, you should register and vote for the World Zionist Congress.  Founded in 1897, the World Zionist Congress (WZC) is t...

   
 

Parshas Shemini - Fathers and Sons

Article by R' Eliezer Bulka | Published 04/18/15 | Comments (0)

In this week's parsha, we learn of the tragic episode of Nadav and Avihu, two sons of Aharon who were killed when they brought a sacrifice which they were ...

   
 

Chai Lifeline's Achim B'Yachad Group Visits B...

Article by BJLife/Isaac Draiman | Published 04/17/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - April 17, 2015 -Tuesday morning, April 14,  a group of children and their counselors of the Achim B'Yachad - Chai Lifeline organizatio...

   
 

2015 Legislative Session In Maryland Draws To A Close

Article by Rabbi Ariel Sadwin, Mid-Atlant... | Published 04/17/15 | Comments (0)

This past Monday the 2015 legislation session of the Maryland General Assembly drew to a tumultuous close. Much of the divide between Maryland's new GOP Go...

   
 

Parshas Shmini / Shabbos Mevarchim / Baltimore Zmanim /...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/17/15 | Comments (0)

Parshas Shmini / Shabbos Mevarchim / Baltimore Zmanim / Eruv is UP! Click here for info on tomorrow's Special Krias Hatorah of Tazria/Metzora For Those Re...

   
 

Parshas Shemini - Aderes HaTorah

Article by Rabbi Chaim Zvi Senter / Yeshi... | Published 04/17/15 | Comments (0)

This week's Parsha details the tragic death of Aharon's two sons, Nadav and Avihu. The pasuk tells us that when Aharon was informed of their terrible ...

   
 

Evtach V'lo Efchad

Article by Rabbi Avi Shafran | Published 04/17/15 | Comments (0)

The “bedikas matzah” (the search for matzah crumbs in the couch and the carpet) is over. Post-Pesach, the vacuum cleaners have been recalled into ...

   
 

Video: Daily Dvar Halacha - April 17, 2015 - Must I Lis...

Article by Rabbi Yitzchok Dinovitzer | Published 04/17/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - April 17, 2015.  - Daily Dvar Halacha - Must I Listen During Torah Reading? ...

   
 

Is Kosher Switch Really Kosher for Shabbat?

Article by Uriel Heilman | Published 04/17/15 | Comments (0)

Innovation that promises to shake up observance practices excites many, but Rabbanim warn it may not be permissible at all NEW YORK  — It promi...

   
 

THIS SHABBOS: Special Krias Hatorah of Tzria/Metzora Fo...

Article by BJL Staff | Published 04/17/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - April 8, 2015 - As is well known, this Shabbos will be Yom Tov in Chutz La'aretz, but in Eretz Yisroel it will be Shabbos Parshas Shemini, ...

   
 

BDE: Mrs. Talia (Abramowitz) Zwebner, Z'L / Dvar T...

Article by Noah Abramowitz | Published 04/17/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - April 17, 2015 -BaltimoreJewishLife.com is deeply saddened to  inform the community of the petirah of Mrs. Talia (Abramowitz) Zwebner, z&...

   
 

Parshas Shemini - Pop Goes the Weasel!

Article by Rabbi Zvi Teichman | Published 04/17/15 | Comments (0)

The great prophet Elisha had a disciple, Gechazi, who is described as a ‘giant in Torah’. Despite his great prowess in Torah, Gechazi was a troubled...

   
 

An Aliyah Diary, Episode #181: Exercise and Dyeing

Article by Susan Leibtag | Published 04/17/15 | Comments (0)

I am getting older.  I have, um, never been very good at things like "taking care of  myself."  Let's just say no one ever mistook me for Tw...

   
 

Video: Daily Dvar Halacha - April 16, 2015 - Key Challa...

Article by Rabbi Yitzchok Dinovitzer | Published 04/16/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - April 16, 2015  - Daily Dvar Halacha  - Key Challah? What is That? ...

   
 

Parshas Shemini - We Are All His Children

Article by BJLife/Moishy Pruzansky/Edited... | Published 04/16/15 | Comments (0)

In this week's parshah Nadav and Avihu, two of Aharon's sons, died when they attempted to bring an unauthorized sacrifice to Hashem in the Holy of Hol...

   
 

Parsha Permutations

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Yehuda Spitz | Published 04/16/15 | Comments (0)

[ED. Note: This Shabbos, Erev Rosh Chodesh, April 18, Shabbos Parshas Shemini, at 5:45 pm, there will be a special Mincha Minyan at Khal Ahavas Yisroel Tzemach ...

   
 

Agudath Israel Advocates for Level Playing Field in Sch...

Article by Judith Dinowitz | Published 04/16/15 | Comments (0)

New York, NY - April 16, 2015 - On Tuesday, April 14th, at a school safety rally sponsored by the New York City Council, and then at a city council hearing, Agu...

   
 

Yom HaShoah Message from Rabbi Shmuel Silber

Article by Rabbi Shmuel Silber | Published 04/16/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - April 16, 2105 - Yom HaShoah - 27 Nissan 5775 - Today, Jews around the world will remember the 6,000,000 Kedoshim who perished in the barbaric f...

   
 

Klal Perspectives Winter 2015: The World of the Baal Ha...

Article by Alexandra Fleksher | Published 04/16/15 | Comments (0)

I just completed a three-year stint at a local Bais Yaakov teaching English Literature and Public Speaking. Since the school has neither internet access nor a s...

   
 

Free Coffee at Wawa Day on April 16th

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/16/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - April 16, 2015 - It's Wawa Day on Thursday and that means free coffee for customers at the store's 680 locations to mark the company&...

   
 

Shiva Ends Tomorrow Morning - BDE: Mrs. Sonia Greenspon...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/16/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - April 8 - It is with profound sadness that we inform the community of the petira of Mrs. Sonia Greenspon, a'h, mother of Ellen Singer, Davi...

   
 

Parshas Shemini - My Sin is before Me Always

Article by Rabbi Eliyahu Safran | Published 04/16/15 | Comments (0)

We live at a time when even the most “humble” amongst us seems to have a blog, or a Twitter account, or a website or, or, or… or some other w...

   
 

Temporary Lane Closures Begin on Orleans Street

Article by Joe Burris | Published 04/16/15 | Comments (0)

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation said that a temporary lane closure along westbound Orleans Street at the Central Avenue intersection will begi...

   
 

The Walczaks: One Family's Holocaust Story of Surv...

Article by David Walczak | Published 04/18/15 | Comments (0)

My name is David Walczak, and I am a child of Holocaust survivors. Both of my parents grew up in small towns outside of Warsaw, Poland. I was born in Washington...

   
 

Anne Frank's Death At Bergen-Belsen Commemorated W...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/15/15 | Comments (0)

The 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, along with the end of World War II, is being commemorated Wednesday on the sam...

   
 

Parshas Shemini - Stunting Self Expression

Article by R' Shaya Gross, z'l | Published 04/15/15 | 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...

   
 

Three New OU Kosher Food Establishments in Washington/B...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/15/15 | Comments (0)

Washington, DC - April 15, 2015 - Char Bar Restaurant and Eli's Market, in Washington, D.C., and Blue Star Restaurant, in North Bethesda, Maryland, are now...

   
 

Video: Daily Dvar Halacha - April 15, 2015 - Squeegee A...

Article by Rabbi Yitzchok Dinovitzer | Published 04/15/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - April 15, 2015.  - Daily Dvar Halacha - Squeegee Away A Spill On Shabbos? ...

   
 

MD Jewish Community Leaders Pressured Sen. Cardin to Pa...

Article by Sol Rieger | Published 04/15/15 | Comments (0)

Maryland’s Sen. Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, after Sen. Menendez (D-NJ) gave up the position, has received pr...

   
 

Mishpacha Magazine - Soul and Heart

Article by Mishpacha Magazine/Eytan Kobre | Published 04/15/15 | Comments (0)

Rabbi Mendel Freedman was an accomplished Bais Yaakov principal in suburban Maryland when he received the report that made his blood freeze: He needed a heart t...

   
 

Yom HaShoah Reflections

Article by Chaim Motzen | Published 04/15/15 | Comments (0)

Diminishing Memories [Ed. Note: The following article from his Facebook page is reprinted with permission from Chaim Motzen] Tonight is Yom Hashoa, Holocaust ...

   
 

Baltimore Chaverim Reports Traffic Alert: Greenspring A...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/15/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - April 15, 2015 - 4:54 PM - Baltimore Chaverim reports a Traffic Alert at Greenspring Ave. @ The Quarry  - Crews are currently working on th...

   
 

A Survivor Recounts: Defying Death in the Holocaust for...

Article by AFP | Published 04/15/15 | Comments (0)

Suzanna Braun was told to save her little sister as she was herded away to the gas chambers - and she did at all costs. Suzanna Braun, who experienced the ...

   
 

My Time in Auschwitz

Article by Justin Amler | Published 04/15/15 | Comments (0)

On Thursday, Jews around the world will commemorate a day in which the basic tenants of a normal society broke down, giving way to the dark, swelling tides of...

   
 

Rabbi Moshe Hauer: "Now is the Time to Thank Senat...

Article by Rabbi Moshe Hauer | Published 04/15/15 | Comments (0)

Dear Friends: On Sunday and Monday I urged you to call and to write Senator Cardin to encourage his leadership on ensuring passage of the Iran Nuclear Agreemen...

   
 

Because I Am a Jew

Article by Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll | Published 04/15/15 | Comments (0)

When I was 17, my mother forced me to go to Auschwitz. I didn’t want to go. As the granddaughter of Survivors and the daughter of a Holocaust...

   
 

Obesity Policy Coalition Warns Lunch Box Fruit Drinks H...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/15/15 | Comments (0)

Many popular children's lunch box juices contain more sugar than Coca-Cola and parents should steer clear of them, health groups say. The Obesity Policy...

   
 

Yom HaShoah Report Shows Unprecedented 400 Percent Rise...

Article by David Daoud | Published 04/15/15 | Comments (0)

Since the beginning of 2014, there has been an unprecedented increase of 400 percent in the number of antisemitic incidents in Europe and around the world, as...

   
 

Gazing Into My Great Grandmother's Eyes

Article by Zev Shandalov | Published 04/15/15 | Comments (0)

Alte Gdansky was my great-grandmother on my mother’s side. She was murdered in the Holocaust shortly after the picture below was taken. In honor of Yom ...

   
 

PROFILES IN MORAL COURAGE: How the Opponents of Bris Mi...

Article by Debbie Maimon/The Yated | Published 04/14/15 | Comments (0)

Jewish heroes in our day often seem in short supply. That is not because they don’t exist, but because the nature of a true Jewish hero is that he or sh...

   
 

There's Always Next Year

Article by Noah Abramowitz | Published 04/14/15 | Comments (0)

This Chol HaMoed I journeyed from Jerusalem to Chevron, visiting Mearat HaMachpelah and all the other wonderful sites there. While there I saw a booth which w...

   
 

A New Zman, A New Opportunity for Everyone to Learn Pra...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/14/15 | Comments (0)

The new zeman is set to begin not only for Yeshivos across the world, but also for participants in the revolutionary “Business Kollel Network” progr...

   
 

School District Kicks Out 143 Kids for Not Being Vaccin...

Article by AP | Published 04/14/15 | Comments (0)

Spokane school district officials on Monday removed from class 143 students who could not prove they had legally required vaccinations. More than 700 students...

   
 

Ben Carson To Make 'Major Announcement' On Ma...

Article by Reuters | Published 04/14/15 | Comments (0)

Retired physician Ben Carson, considered a potential Republican presidential contender, plans a major announcement on May 4 in Detroit, CNN reported on Monday...

   
 

Corrected: Important Message From Rabbi Moshe Hauer To ...

Article by Rabbi Moshe Hauer | Published 04/14/15 | Comments (0)

Important Message From Rabbi Hauer - Please act now! April 12, 2015 Dear Friends:  I hope this note finds you well, and that you enjoyed a happy and mea...

   
 

Birkas Ha'Ilanos / The Bracha / Tree Locations / A...

Article by Rabbi Dovid Heber | Published 04/14/15 | Comments (1)

Baltimore, MD - April 14, 2015 - 24 Nissan - The following bracha is said only once a year, during the month of Nisan, on fruit trees in blossom. ברוך א...

   
 

The Kosher Switch: A Response from the Tzomet Institute...

Article by Rabbi Yisrael Rosen, Head of t... | Published 04/14/15 | Comments (0)

The rabbinic world and blogosophere (see, for example, here) has been abuzz about the propriety of the Kosher Switch, which its producers claim allows one to ha...

   
 

The Kosher Switch: Could This New Gadget Change Shabbat...

Article by Tova Dvorin | Published 04/14/15 | Comments (0)

List of leading rabbis endorse 'Kosherswitch' to allow lights on Shabbat. High-voltage project could send a current through Jewish world. Will Shabb...

   
 

Video: Daily Dvar Halacha - April 14, 2015 - Didn'...

Article by Rabbi Yitzchok Dinovitzer | Published 04/14/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - April 14, 2015.  - Daily Dvar Halacha - Didn't Make The Bracha On Blossoming Fruit Tree Yet? ...

   
 

ShopRite in Lakewood to Close its Doors Next Week

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/13/15 | Comments (0)

The much-talked about closure of the ShopRite in Lakewood is happening next week, sources confirm to TLS. The chain store came into Lakewood approximately 40 y...

   
 

BDE: Rav Yehudah Aryeh Trager, ZT'L, Son-in-law o...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/13/15 | Comments (0)

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rav Yehudah Aryeh Trager zt”l, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Etz Chaim of Antwerp. Rav Trager passed aw...

   
 

When Klal Yisrael is out of Sync

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Yirmiyohu Kaganof... | Published 04/13/15 | Comments (0)

[ED. Note: This Shabbos, Erev Rosh Chodesh, April 18, Shabbos Parshas Shemini, at 5:45 pm, there will be a special Mincha Minyan at Khal Ahavas Yisroel Tzemach ...

   
 

Video: Daily Dvar Halacha - April 13, 2015 - No Music D...

Article by Rabbi Yitzchok Dinovitzer | Published 04/13/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - April 13, 2015  - Daily Dvar Halacha -  No Music During The 33 Days?  ...

   
 

12-Year-Old Mordechai Neustadt is Menachem Avel Family ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/12/15 | Comments (0)

Rabbi Meir Neustadt z”l of Elad passed away about six weeks ago at age 37. Rabbi Neustadt is survived by his wife and seven children. One of his childr...

   
 

Police Across Maryland Target Distracted Driving in Apr...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/12/15 | Comments (0)

 Statewide events planned to highlight the dangers of driver distraction Glen Burnie - April 2, 2015 – Imagine driving home from a long day at work ...

   
 

Where and When Chometz May be Purchased After Pesach

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/12/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - April 8 - Among the post-Pesach list of things-to-do, is figuring out from where one can purchase Chametz products so as not transgress Chametz ...

   
 

Prayer for Eating Chametz on Passover - in Bergen Belse...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/12/15 | Comments (0)

This crisply handwritten “Chametz on Passover Prayer” from Bergen Belsen Passover 1944 was on display at the Ghetto Fighters Museum in Tel-Aviv....

   
 

Leeds Avenue Ramp to Northbound I-695 (Beltway Inner Lo...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/12/15 | Comments (0)

Weather permitting, Tuesday morning on April 14 the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will permanently close the ...

   
 

Sfiras HaOmer - An Overview

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 04/12/15 | Comments (0)

What follows is an overview of some of the spiritual dimensions of Sfiras HaOmer followed by some of the pertinent Halachos. Aside from the actual Mitzvah of...

   
 

BDE: Baruch Yitzchak Rubin, Z"L

Article by BJLife Israel Newsroom | Published 04/12/15 | Comments (0)

Yerushalayim - April 12 - The Jerusalem community is mourning the petira of Baruch Yitzchak Rubin, z”l. Baruch Yitzchak was a grandson of the late Rabbi Y...

   
 

Video: Daily Dvar Halacha - April 12, 2015 - Don't...

Article by Rabbi Yitzchok Dinovitzer | Published 04/12/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - April 12, 2015  - Daily Dvar Halacha - Don't Buy From That Store! ...

   
 

Good Yom Tov (and Reminders) from BJL

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/09/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD  - Thursday, Apr. 9, 2015 - As we  wish you a good Yom Tov / Chag Sameach we wanted to also take this opportunity to mention the followi...

   
 

A MUST WATCH: Baltimore's Jewish Community Shabbos...

Article by BJL Staff | Published 04/09/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - April 1, 2015 - The tragedy that, r’l,  occurred to the Sassoon Family in Brooklyn devastated a family and all of Klal Yisrael. To th...

   
 

Thursday, Erev Yom Tov Remember to Make Eruv Tavshilin ...

Article by Rabbi Tzvi Rosen | Published 04/09/15 | Comments (0)

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

   
 

Teachers Union, PTA Assails Hogan's Proposed Tax C...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/09/15 | Comments (0)

The president of a teachers union is urging Maryland lawmakers to reject a tax-credit backed by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan for businesses that support studen...

   
 

Sabra Recalls 30,000 Cases of Chummus Products

Article by AP | Published 04/09/15 | Comments (0)

Sabra Dipping Co. LLC is voluntarily recalling 30,000 cases of hummus products because of a possible risk of listeria contamination. Sabra said Tuesday the r...

   
 

Video: Daily Dvar Halacha - April 9, 2015 - Is The 8th ...

Article by Rabbi Yitzchok Dinovitzer | Published 04/09/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - April 9, 2015.  - Daily Dvar Halacha -  Is The 8th Day Of Pesach More Lenient? ...

   
 

Sefiras Ha'omer 5775

Article by R' Shaya Gross, z'l | Published 04/08/15 | 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...

   
 

Baltimore Police Often Surveil Cellphones Amid US Secre...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/08/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD  — The Baltimore Police Department has used secretive cellphone surveillance equipment 4,300 times and believes it is under orders by...

   
 

OU Statement On Reisman's 'Gebaken Noch Pesac...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/08/15 | Comments (0)

Update as of April 8 - The OU website shows the following information posted today: OU Kashrus Advisory Reisman’s Cookies April 8, 2015 Brands: Reisman...

   
 

Israeli-Developed Cancer Drug Found To Effectively Trea...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/08/15 | Comments (0)

Researchers from Israel’s Hadassah Medical Center who gave a patient a cancer drug that is being studied as a possible treatment for rheumatoid arthriti...