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Baltimore, MD - Sept. 24, 2021  - Dear Community Members, During the overnight hours of 09/23/21 through 09/24/21, the Pikesville Precinct experienced multiple thefts from motor vehicles. Most of these thefts occurred in the Milford Mill Road corridor.    Please lock your vehicles and remove all valuables from your vehicle.  This includes vehicle keys, house keys, and garage door openers. Keep your residences secured at all times.  Lock your windows, doors, and use your residential alarm system if available. The Pikesville Precinct Community Outreach Team offers fre...
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Baltimore, MD - Sept. 20, 2021 - Due to the COVID-19 uptick, the Hatzalah Monoclonal Antibody infusion center is open again with 24/7 service.  With the expansion of the FDA protocols, most people who test positive or who are exposed and not yet positive will qualify for treatment.  Early treatment is essential for best outcome.  Call HOB MAB line 24/7 including shabbos and YT at 410-585-0054 option 2 for more info or visit BJLCovid for more information or to register.
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Baltimore, MD - Aug. 26, 2021  - Baltimore Jewish Community Covid Testing Schedule for the Upcoming Yomim Tovim Season: Aseres Yimei Teshuva: Thursday Sept. 9 - Tuesday Sept.14 - Regular Testing Schedule. Motzaei Shabbos Sept. 11- 9:30pm-10pm Wed., Sept.15 - Erev Yom Kippur - 9:30AM -11:00 AM Motzaei Yom Kippur – Sept. 16 - No Testing Friday Sept. 17 -  Regular Testing Schedule Motzaei Shabbos Sept.18 - 9:30PM -10:00PM Sunday Sept.19 Regular Testing Schedule Sukkos: Monday, Sept. 20 Erev Sukkos - 9:30AM-11:00AM Wed. night Sept. 22 - Motzaei 1st days 930PM -10:00pm Thurs., Sept. 23 - Chol Hamoed 9:30AM -11:30AM- No night testing Fri., Sept. 24 - Chol Hamoed 930AM – 11:00AM Motzaei Shabbos Sept. 25 - Chol Hamoed 9:30PM -10:00PM Sunday Sept. 26 - C...
Baltimore, MD - Sept. 24, 2021 - Garden of Life - Vitamin Code Raw Antioxidants, distributed by Garden of Life of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, bearing an expiration date that is prior to September 1, 2022, is NOT KOSHER even when bearing a STAR-K symbol. The product contains a non-kosher ingredient. Corrective action is being taken. 
Today, 211 years ago, Rebbe Nachman of Breslav passed away. Here is one of his most powerful thoughts: "I am a wonder, my soul is a great wonder; there never was anyone unique like me".This idea is likely to seem arrogant and haughty. How can anyone speak like that about himself? But the first time I heard it, a Breslav chasid explained that Rebbe Nachman meant to teach every one of us to look upon himself or herself in this way. In each of us there is a unique potential that must be realized. Now read these words again as they are transformed into an encouraging and reinforcing message, a message that is the essence of Rebbe Nachman's thought: Does everyone of us feel that he is a wonder, that his soul is a great wonder? Does everyone remember that there was never anyone as unique as...
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Baltimore, MD – Sept. 24, 2021 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Mr. & Mrs. Eli Hochberg  on the birth of a daughter. יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בתם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן!
Baltimore, MD – Sept. 24,  2021 - It is with regret that BaltimoreJewishLife.com informs the community of the petira of  Mrs. Frieda Fischer, a'h, Mother of Mrs. Jody (Hal) Crane. Details forthcoming Bila HaMaves LaNetzach…
The head of the Baltimore County Police Union says the county is down officers with no sign of beefing up the force.  The county is down 14% according to the Fraternal Order of Police president David Rose, especially with an anti-police sentiment in many areas.   “A lot of people are finding the job not attractive," Rose said. He said many officers are leaving to go to nearby jurisdictions for better pay and higher signing bonuses.    Police Chief Melissa Hyatt said they are now offering "A $10,000 hiring incentive for new police officers and for lateral police officers." Rose said that officers are also leaving over working conditions, such as a lack of a dedicated training facility. He said with being down so many officers, officers...
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Gov. Larry Hogan announced that Maryland is taking additional steps to increase nursing personnel. Hogan says the new efforts aim to give hospitals more flexibility to address staffing needs amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “This week, Maryland reported the nation’s lowest COVID-19 case rate, and we continue to withstand the Delta variant surge better than just about any other state,” said Hogan in a statement. “While our hospitalizations remain well below all of our pandemic surge capacity triggers, we are taking proactive steps to maximize the ability of our hospitals to increase their nursing workforce.” Maryland Department of Health Secretary Dennis Schrader issued a notice stating that registered nurses or licensed practical nurses who hold a current active...
A man struck early Friday morning on Interstate 83 died, Maryland State Police said. State police said troopers were called shortly before 2:50 a.m. to I-83 just north of Northern Parkway in Baltimore City for a report of a crash. Police said a man walking across the highway from the median was struck and died at the scene. The driver remained at the scene. About 20 minutes prior, a ride-share driver traveling north on I-83 called 911 to report an unruly and suspected intoxicated passenger who was physically assaulting him and trying to get him to run off the road, police said. The driver pulled over on I-83 at Ruxton Road and the passenger fled from the vehicle. Police said the ride-share driver described the passenger to troopers and the description matched that of the deceased victim...
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Baltimore, MD – Sept. 23, 2021 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Mr. and Mrs. Avi Charloff on the birth of a son. Mazel Tov grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Ahron Katz and great-grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Larry Katz. יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בנם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן!
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Baltimore, Md – Sept. 23, 2021 – The Baltimore community was honored to participate in the Siyum HaShas for Reb Shmuel Yehuda Stern, father of Mrs. Miri (Reb Binyamin) Blackman.Joining in the simcha was HaRav Nesanel Kostelitz, HaRav Yissachar Dov Eichenstein, HaRav Simcha Wein, and Rav Yaakov Frand, as well as many friends and family. The siyum took place in the Blackman's Sukkah.At his customary 4 blatt a day, BJL looks forward to posting Reb Shmuel Yehuda’s next Siyum HaShas in 3 years, B’Azer HaShem.
Baltimore, MD – Sept. 23, 2021 - It is with regret that BaltimoreJewishLife.com informs the community of the petira of Yitzchok Sheffield, z'l, son of Rabbi and Mrs. Yehoshua Sheffield.  The levaya will take place tomorrow, Friday, September 24th, at 1:30 pm graveside at the Agudah cemetery in Rosedale  Shiva will be observed after Yom Tov. Details are forthcoming. Shiva begins after Yom Tov Bila HaMaves LaNetzach…
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Baltimore, MD - Sept. 23, 2021 - 1st Day Chol HaMoaid Sukkos 5782 - Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott joined Councilman Yitzy Schleifer today in celebration of Sukkos. Joining the festive gathering in the Councilman’s Sukkah were elected officials, Delegate Dalya Attar (41-D), and City Councilman Zeke Cohen (1-D), along with Rabbi Dovid Heber, of  Congregation Khal Ahavas Yisroel Tzemach Tzedek, and other prominent community leaders. Mayor Scott listened intently as Rabbi Heber explained the meaning of the Sukkah, Lulav and Esrog and the holiday in general. Rabbi Heber expressed gratitude for the work the Mayor does on behalf of our community and focused his comments on the unique joy felt by our community during Sukkos.  While spending time in the Sukkah, Mayor Sc...
Washington, DC, Sept. 23, 2021 — Coalition for Jewish Values, representing over 1,500 traditional, Orthodox rabbis in matters of public policy, today castigated the ADL for once again avoiding a needed effort to address blatant antisemitism, and instead pursuing charges of "supremacy" for partisan purposes. ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt criticized "The Squad" in Congress for blocking funding for Israel's defensive Iron Dome system as part of the budget reconciliation process, and celebrated passage of a standalone bill restoring that funding. But it was Fox News host Tucker Carlson whom Greenblatt insisted "must go." CJV President Rabbi Pesach Lerner issued the following statement: In January, Greenblatt correctly stated that Tlaib's depiction of Israel as 'apartheid&#...
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A majority of Americans now say that President Biden is not “mentally sharp,” according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center. The survey, which like other polls shows Biden’s overall approval rating sinking, found that just 43 percent said the phrase “mentally sharp” described him either “very well” or “fairly well,” an 11 point drop from the same poll in March, while 56 percent said the phrase describes him “not at all well” or “not too well.” This was his worst showing in any of the personal characteristics surveyed. This is evidence in support of something I have suspected for weeks, which is that the Afghanistan blunder does not alone explain the collapse of Biden’s appr...
Memphis police officers are on the scene of a Kroger grocery store where at least a dozen people have been shot, including one who was killed.  The shooter, whose identity remains unknown, is dead of what is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.  The shooting happened at 240 New Byhalia Road in Collierville, Tennessee. Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane said officers and a SWAT team entered the grocery store going aisle to aisle to rescue employees – some of whom were hiding in the freezer.  "I've been involved in this for 34 years and I've never seen a scene like this," Lane said, calling it "the most horrific event in Collierville history."  Lane said an image circulating on social media of someone on the roof was a Kro...
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