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Organizers say crowd at the Kotel to be limited to 8,000-15,000 on Yom Yerushalayim after Meron disaster. The organizers of the annual Jerusalem Day Flag Dance have decided to restrict the number of people who will be allowed at the Kotel for the final part of the march following the disaster in Meron in which 45 people were crushed to death. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Join BJL on WhatsApp Groups: Click here to Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens "We are inundated wi...
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Baltimore, MD - May 5, 2021 - Testing this Motzaei Shabbos, May 8, will take place from 9:45PM-10:15PM @ STAR-K. Click here to view the complete schedule. Testing Schedule for Shavuos: Motzaei Shabbos, May 15: 10PM-10:30PM at STAR-K Sunday, May 16th, Erev Shavuos: 930AM-11AM @Chizuk Amuno Motzaei Shavuos, May 18: 10PM-1030PM @ STAR-K
Gantz expected to remain Defense Minister in new government, with Avidgor Liberman becoming Finance Minister, Lapid to be Foreign Minister. Opposition leaders resumed coalition talks Sunday, days after Opposition Leader Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) was tasked by President Reuven Rivlin with forming a new coalition government. Representatives of parties from the change bloc gathered at the Kfar Maccabiah hotel in Ramat Gan Sunday to negotiate terms for an alternative government. The talks have reportedly made significant progress, with two opposition lawmakers saying a new government will likely be sworn in within the next 14 days. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Join BJL on WhatsApp Groups: Click here t...
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Baltimore, MD - May 7, 2021 - Please be aware that the Baltimore City and Baltimore County Police Departments will have additional patrols out on the streets on the first night of Shavuos, Sunday night, May 16. On behalf of the community, we extend our appreciation to the Baltimore police for their ongoing commitment to ensuring the safety of our neighborhoods. We are also pleased to inform the community that the NWCP has hired additional security to patrol all night the first night of Shavuos as well as the next evening and both mornings of the holiday. Thanks to a grant from Baltimore City, the NWCP is able to provide extra security every Friday night and Shabbos morning as well as on the Yomim Tovim. The NWCP nightly patrols are out Saturday through Thursday nights all year long from...
Israel reportedly had access to Iran general's cell phone numbers and passed them to US, helping to identify Soleimani landing in Baghdad. Yahoo News on Saturday published a report on the killing of top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in a 2020 American military operation. According to the report, Israel had access to Soleimani’s telephone numbers and passed them off to the Americans, which allowed the Americans to trace Soleimani’s location. Soleimani took off from Damascus and landed in Baghdad on January 3, 2020. He landed several hours behind schedule and switched cell phones 3 times in the 6 hours before he boarded the flight from Damascus. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos...
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Baltimore, MD - May 6, 2021:The JCC of Greater Baltimore is seeking a Youth Program Director for our Park Heights campus. This is a highly strategic position that will be responsible for creating youth programming at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC. In this role, you will create meaningful experiences and opportunities to enrich, connect and celebrate a vibrant Jewish community. For full job description, please click here.
Pair of EMT successfully resuscitate an unconscious man in Jerusalem on Sunday morning and comfort his distraught wife Jerusalem - Early on Sunday morning, just before 1:00 a.m. Pnina Hadas had just finished preparing a project for her university class when she received an urgent alert from United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command Center. A 47-year-old man had collapsed in his home on the nearby Shamir Street in the Gilo neighborhood in Jerusalem. The man’s worried wife called emergency services for help. Pnina got up from her computer, grabbed her vest, and ran outside to her car. She jumped in the car and drove the three blocks to the address of the given emergency. Running into the apartment she arrived at the scene together with United Hatzalah volunteer EMT and ambucycle d...
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*In Memory of Efraim Gordon* יָדֵינוּ לֹא שָׁפְכוּ אֶת הַדָּם הַזֶּה וְעֵינֵינוּ לֹא רָאוּ” Our hands did not spill this blood and our eyes did not see it” These are words proclaimed by the elders of the Jewish People when an unsolved murder takes place in their town. It’s part of a dramatic ritual found in Sefer Devarim known as Eglah Arufah. A victim of murder is found, no one knows who killed the individual, a calf is taken to a barren valley where it is brutally killed. And then all the leaders of the town proclaim: ָדֵינוּ לֹא שָׁפְכוּ אֶת הַדָּם הַזֶּה וְעֵינֵינוּ לֹא רָאוּ” Our hands did not spill this blood and our eyes did not see it” It...
Baltimore, MD – May 8,  2021 - It is with regret that BaltimoreJewishLife.com informs the community of the petira of Mrs. Miriam Blumenkrantz, a’h, daughter of Mrs. Rhoda (Steinberg) Pollak and Rabbi Binyomin Steinberg, Z'L, mother of Mrs. Chani (Saul) Abrams, Devora (Yehuda) Katz, Aviva (Yitzy) Schlanger, Rishie (Dovid) Sosowsky, Brachie (Aryeh) Cohen,  sister of Mrs. Naomi (Dovid) Greenwald, Rabbi Shimshon (Estee) Steinberg, Mrs. Blumie (Jan) Loeb, and Mr. Moshe (Chaya) Steinberg. The Levayah will take place Sunday morning, May 9,  9:30 AM at Shomrei Hadas Chapel in Brooklyn. The Kevurah will be at Shomrei Mishmeres Cemetery, 6300 Hamilton Ave, Rosedale, MD, 21237, at approximately 2:30 PM.Shiva details forthcoming... Bila HaMaves LaNetzach
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A New York sleepaway camp for Jewish boys plans to bar anyone who received the COVID-19 vaccine, according to reports. Camp Hikon, which is in the planning stages, wants to prepare Orthodox Jewish boys for unspecified “political, environmental and economic” changes to come, but only campers and staffers who shun the vaccine can attend, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported. “Because of the kinds of demographic that I’m drawing from, most people who are coming will not have taken the vaccine,” Naftali Schwartz, the camp organizer, who is from Brooklyn and describes himself as a veteran yeshiva teacher, told the outlet. The JTA also noted a strong anti-vaccination sentiment among some Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn, where posters have gone up...
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday said the Republican Party can’t “move forward” without former President Trump. Graham made the remarks in an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News. The comment comes as Republicans seek to remove their third-ranking House member, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), from her leadership post amid her continue criticisms of the former president. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Join BJL on WhatsApp Groups: Click here to Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens “I would just say to my Republican colleagues, can we move forward without President Trump? The answer is no,&rdq...
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Netanyahu stresses Israel's commitment to both freedom of worship and order Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday voiced their opposition to Israel's plans to evict our Palestinian families from East Jerusalem homes, a land dispute that has contributed to the latest conflagration of violence in in Jerusalem. "Saudi Arabia rejects Israel's plans and measures to evict dozens of Palestinians from their homes in Jerusalem and impose Israeli sovereignty over them," the kingdom's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Join BJL on WhatsApp Groups: Click here to Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as ...
Turkey's Islamist leader delivers latest anti-Israel outburst amid escalation in East Jerusalem In a trademark anti-Israel rant, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday denounced the Jewish state as a "cruel terrorist state" in a speech in Ankara. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Join BJL on WhatsApp Groups: Click here to Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens "Israel, the cruel terrorist state, attacks the Muslims in Jerusalem — whose only concern is to protect their homes... and their sacred values — in a savage manner devoid of ethics," said Erdogan, referring to the clashes in East Jerusalem between Palestinian rioters and Isra...
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Hamas spokesman Mohammad Hamada promises Israel will pay the price for 'aggression,' claims Israel is waging a 'war' against Muslims in Jerusalem. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Join BJL on WhatsApp Groups: Click here to Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens Mohammad Hamada, Hamas spokesman in Jerusalem, said that the "Israeli occupation" will pay the price of its "aggression" and flagrant violation of the Muslims' right to pray at Al Aqsa Mosque. In a statement to the media, Hamada said that the actions of the "occupation" against worshipers at Al Aqsa, including the "cruel attacks on them" as they knelt to pray, prove that this is a war wag...
Arabs throw rocks and other objects at Jewish families returning from synagogue. Dozens of Arabs violently attacked Jewish families walking to synagogue on Saturday. The violent attacks, both physical and verbal, occurred as the families were walking from Jerusalem's Beit Orot neighborhood to pray in Beit Hahoshen. During the afternoon hours, approximately five families left Beit Orot to pray in the Beit Hahoshen area. On the way there, they were met by Arabs who shouted racist comments at them. On the way back, near the At-Tur Junction, dozens of Arabs surrounded them, violently attacking them. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Join BJL on WhatsApp Groups: Click here to Join an official BJL Wh...
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Ned Price, US State Dep't spokesman, expresses 'extreme concern' over 'confrontations,' urging Israel to preserve 'historic' status quo. The US State Department on Friday issued a statement equating Israel with the Palestinian Authority Arabs rioting in Jerusalem. According to the statement by State Department spokesman Ned Price, the US "is extremely concerned about ongoing confrontations in Jerusalem, including on the Haram al-Sharif / Temple Mount and in Sheikh Jarrah, which have reportedly resulted in scores of injured people." Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Join BJL on WhatsApp Groups: Click here to Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it...
Bestselling author Rabbi Yechiel Spero has enthralled readers and audiences across the world for two decades. Few people tell a story like Rabbi Spero does, as his style of writing and speaking, flavored with experience, fervor, and humility, make his vignettes a rich resource for all. In his latest offering, Rabbi Spero gives us a new understanding of Yosheiv Beseiser through his fascinating commentary and dozens of inspiring and unusual stories. This beautiful work opens our eyes and we see Hashem’s protective Arms around us, a Father shielding His children — and we are no longer afraid. [Purchase the book here.] In this compelling interview, Rabbi Spero offers his refreshing, candid and invigorating take on writing books, on reaching out to others, on his role as a mech...
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