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Three suspected white supremacists arrested in Maryland and Delaware this week had discussed opening fire from different positions at Monday’s planned pro-gun rally in Richmond, Va., in the hopes of causing chaos, law-enforcement officials said. Authorities also confirmed they arrested three other men in Georgia this week who are allegedly linked to the same violent, white-supremacist group, called “the Base,” as the men who were heading to Virginia. The Georgia men were arrested on Wednesday for plotting to murder a Georgia couple, the Floyd County, Ga., police de...
GREENBELT, Md. — A federal criminal complaint filed Tuesday charges three alleged members of the racially motivated violent extremist group "The Base" with firearms and alien-related charges, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. The complaint charges Brian Mark Lemley Jr., 33, of Elkton, and Newark, Delaware, and William Garfield Bilbrough IV, 19, of Denton, with transporting and harboring aliens and conspiring to do so. Lemley is also charged with transporting a machine gun and disposing of a firearm and ammunition to an alien unlawfully present in the United States. The complaint also charges Lemley and Canadian national Patrik Jordan Mathews, 27, currently of Newark, with transporting a firearm and ammunition with intent to commit a felony. The complaint also charges Mathews ...
Parshas Shemos / Baltimore Zmanim / Eruv is UP! Baltimore, MD – Jan. 17, 2020 Parshas:  Shemos Today:    20 Teves       Chatzos today: 12:17 PM Hadlakas Nairos Shabbos: 4:51 PM Shkiah:                 5:09:22 PM Tzais HaKochavim:  6:00 PM  
Mercy Health Services President and CEO Thomas R. Mullen will retire this year, the health system announced Thursday. Mullen will be succeeded by David N. Maine, the system’s executive vice president. Mullen, 63, has been with Mercy for nearly 29 years, joining the system in 1991 as chief financial officer. In a release, the system credited him with its growth and fundraising successes. Mullen was elevated to the role of CEO in 1999. Mullen will officially retire in July and continue to serve Mercy as a senior adviser through December 2021. “On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we extend our deepest gratitude for Tom’s peerless leadership,” Sister Helen Amos, chair of Mercy’s board, said in a statement. “His efforts during these past 28 years have mad...
Iran is now enriching more uranium that it was before agreeing to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday. In a televised speech, the Iranian leader said, “We are enriching more uranium before the deal was reached. … Pressure has increased on Iran but we continue to progress,” according to Reuters. Earlier this week, Britain, France and Germany—concerned by Iran’s gradual backing out of its commitments under the deal—triggered the JCPOA’s dispute resolution mechanism, a move that could potentially lead to the re-imposition of U.N. sanctions. The three nations stressed however that there remained committed to the deal. On Thursday, top E.U. diplomat Josep Borrell met with Iranian Foreign Min...
Baltimore, MD - Jan. 17, 2020 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Ephraim And Tova Liebes on the birth of a daughter. יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בתם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן! Mazel Tov grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Faivel and Chaya Liebes
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Baltimore, MD – Jan. 16, 2020 - It is with sadness that BaltimoreJewishLife.com informs the community of the petirah of Mr. Larry Singal, z'l, father of Mrs. Devorah Meth and Dov Singal.Shiva will be observed at 15021 Sutherland St. Oak Park, Michigan 48237.  Dovy is currently in Detroit and will be returning to Baltimore for Mincha this Monday and observing Shiva through Wednesday morning at his home, 3306 W. Strathmore Ave. Davening times: Mincha/Maariv (Monday & Tuesday) - 4:55pm Shacharis (Tuesday & Wednesday) - 7am Dovy Singal can be reached at 443-683-6371 Bila HaMaves LaNetzach...
Maybe you know the old Yiddish joke? Back in prewar Minsk, Shmerel and Berel are having a conversation. During a pause, Shmerel suddenly remembers a bit of bad news he has to relate. “Did you hear about Yankel the barber in Pinsk?” “No,” Berel replies questioningly. “He’s not here anymore,” Shmerel says, using a Yiddish euphemism for someone recently deceased. “Oy!” exclaims Berel, “You mean Yankel, with the huge round nose?” Shmerel nods a sad yes. “Yankel who has only one eye?” Again, a confirmation. “Yankel with that big scar across his cheek and the pimples?!” Another sad nod. “Ay, yai, yai,” moans Berel. “Aza sheyne Yid! (What a beautiful Jew!)” The story came bac...
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican U.S. Sen. Martha McSally of Arizona lashed out Thursday at a CNN reporter who asked her about the impeachment of President Donald Trump. McSally called CNN reporter Manu Raju a “liberal hack” as she entered a room on Capitol Hill and refused to answer the question. “You’re a liberal hack. I’m not talking to you,” she said. Raju had asked McSally whether the Senate should consider new evidence as part of its impeachment trial. McSally doubled down a short time later, tweeting a cellphone video of the exchange apparently shot by one of her aides. In a statement, CNN said: “It is extremely unbecoming for a U.S. senator to sink to this level and treat a member of the press this way for simply doing his job.&rdquo...
MIAMI BEACH (VINnews) — A senior police officer who served for 38 years in Miami has been suspended from his position after allegedly demonstrating support on social media for anti-Muslim views expressed by his wife, a Hallandale Beach commissioner, according to a Miami Herald report. Pablo Lima, a corporal in Bay Harbor Islands and a former vice president of the Miami-Dade police union, had submitted an application Tuesday to become the town’s next police chief, but after Thursday’s revelation by the Miami Herald that Lima had added likes to his wife’s controversial posts on social media, he was placed on paid leave prior to an internal affairs investigation regarding his comments. “The content of the social media posts that were brought to our attention ar...
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Daily Dvar Halacha - Jan. 17, 2020 - 20 Teves - Sometimes The Cohain Does Not Go First

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The excitement and anticipation leading up to the recent Siyum HaShas has been matched only by the enormous follow-up coverage that followed it.  There were many take-a-ways, including the great kiddush Hashem that took place.  From New Jersey to London, Los Angeles to South Florida, countless testimonials have come in describing the respectful, courteous behavior of the thousands of Jews who attended throughout the world.  Rosemary Yacono, a guest services representative at MetLife Stadium, posted online:
There have been only a handful of events at MetLife Stadium that have so totally moved me emotionally during my tenure since 2001; today definitely qualified. Despite the horrific hate crimes as of late, Jews defied fear and ...
The IDF on Thursday held the opening ceremony of the "Lions of the South" Squadron (116th Squadron) at the Nevatim Air Force Base in southern Israel. The ceremony was led by the Commanding Officer of the IAF, Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin. The "Lions of the South" squadron is the second F-35i "Adir" fighter jet squadron, joining the "Golden Eagle" Squadron (140th Squadron) which was opened in 2016 and declared operational in December 2017. The 116th Squadron (formerly known as "Defenders of the South") was first established in 1956 at the "Tel-Nof" AFB and over the years operated the "Mustang", "Mystère", "Eagle" and "Skyhawk" aircrafts. In 1983, the squadron moved to the "Nevatim" AFB, while operating the "Skyhawk" aircraft and became the first squadron to operate from that base. In 20...
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 Israeli alpine skier Noa Szollos, 17, won Israel its first medals in the Winter Youth Olympic Games when she competed in the competition earlier this month in Lausanne, Switzerland. Szollos placed third in the Super G run on Jan. 10 and second in the Alpine Combined on Jan. 11. She also finished second in the Slalom in the National Junior Race held on Jan. 5, according to Israel21c. “I couldn’t be any prouder,” said the Hungarian-born athlete following her bronze medal win in a video posted on Facebook by the Winter Youth Olympic Games. “It’s an amazing feeling, and I can’t describe it. It’s really fantastic.” “It looked difficult at first glance, but when I was actually on the course, it didn’t seem as dif...
President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team will include Ken Starr, whose investigation led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz. The Trump team choices came to light as the president’s impeachment trial is set to begin in earnest next Tuesday in the Senate, where the Republican president is accused of abusing power by pressuring Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden last summer while withholding military aid to that nation. In addition to Starr and Dershowitz, the lawyer Robert Ray is expected to be on Trump’s impeachment defense team. Ray had succeeded Starr has independent counsel in the Whitewater investigation of Clinton. Another lawyer on the team will be forme...
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Gantz vows to reverse decision after it emerges that more and more bus lines are being canceled due to complaints to Transportation Ministry from observant Jewish public; official says move is implementation of government policy A decision by the Transportation Ministry to ax dozens of bus lines that operate before the end of Shabbat came under furious criticism Thursday by politicians from across the spectrum, as well as from campaigners for more public transport on weekends. It has emerged that more and more bus lines that for years operated on Shabbat with the agreement of local authorities are being canceled due to complaints to the Transportation Ministry from the religious public. A ministry official also said that several dozen lines that were operating close to Shabb...
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A board game called “Secret Hitler” was removed from the shelves of three stores in Montreal on Sunday after B’nai Brith Canada received complaints from members of the local Jewish community. “Anything that depicts anything regarding Hitler is a very sensitive issue, especially with growing anti-Semitism throughout Canada, the U.S. and around the world,” Harvey Levine, B’nai Brith’s regional director in Quebec, told the Montreal Gazette. Three branches of the Tour de Jeux shopping chain pulled the game, which came out in 2017. It was apparently financed through a Kickstarter campaign launched in 2015. Set in pre-World War II Germany, the game divides players into two teams: the liberals and the fascists. The fascists work to take over the govern...
Hamas is calling for mass prayer rallies on Friday at the Al-Aqsa mosque on Har Habayis, the Ibrahimi Mosque in Meoras Hamachpela in Chevron and other mosques in Yehuda and Shomron and the Gaza Strip in protest against “Israeli Judaization schemes” at the two sites. Hamas accused Israel in its press release announcing the prayer rallies of “atrociously beating, arresting, and threatening” Muslims and conducting renovations along the southern wall of the Har Habayis, as well as distancing visitors from the eastern Gate of Mercy, where the Jordanian Waqf attempted to build an illegal mosque last year. Hamas also decried the phenomenon of Israeli Jews “trespassing” on the site. Approximately 30,000 Jewish “fanatics” stormed the Al-Aqsa mosque...
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A special Weekly Shtikle mazal tov to my nephew, Chayim Yaakov Bulka of Yerushalayim on his Bar Mitzvah for which I have made the intercontinental trek. I do believe this marks the very first time that the shtikle is sent out from Eretz Yisrael. Mazal Tov to the extended Bulka and Young families including the proud great grandmother, Oma Jakobovits. After a lengthy discourse at the burning bush, HaShem instructs Moshe Rabbeinu to appear before the elders of B'nei Yisrael and proclaim in HaShem's name, pakod pakadti eschem, I have surely visited/remembered you. With this simple introduction, the elders would listen to Moshe and he would proceed to come before Paroah and begin the redemption process. However, Moshe contends that B'nei Yisrael will not believe him an...
Investigators with multiple federal agencies are reportedly reviewing evidence of alleged crimes committed by far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) that center around her marital history. The Blaze reported that toward the end of last year, “the Department of Justice had assigned an FBI Special Agent in Charge, or SAC, to review Rep. Ilhan Omar’s apparent, astonishing spree of felonies from 2009 to 2017.” The Blaze noted that the “FBI SAC stated that the wide range of criminal activity suggested by the evidence against Rep. Omar may lead the FBI to expand the review to other federal departments” and that in recent weeks, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Education inspector general have reportedly joined the investigation. ...
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