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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 Cha...
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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
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...
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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...
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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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.
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...
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...
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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...
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...
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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...
Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, respond to Muslim Arab riots by demanding Israel not evict homes in Arab neighborhood in Jerusalem. US senator Bernie Sanders responded to the Muslim Arab riots and violence against Jewish civilians, tweeting that Israel should not evict residents of Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. "The United States must speak out strongly against the violence by government-allied Israeli extremists in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, and make clear that the evictions of Palestinian families must not go forward," Sanders wrote in a Saturday evening tweet. 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 officia...
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COVID-19 vaccines will be offered at select Baltimore County high schools starting as early as Monday. Baltimore County Public Schools said it and the Baltimore County Department of Health will offer COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine clinics for BCPS high school students aged 16 and older, their family members and interested school staff. "It has been in the works for a while, and I have to give props to the Baltimore County Department of Health. They've been terrific partners throughout this whole thing. This is a joint effort of the Department of Health and Baltimore County Public Schools, and we're just very excited to be able to offer this opportunity," BCPS spokesman Charlie Herndon said. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, lev...
NEW YORK, May 8 (Reuters) - Top U.S. fuel pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline has shut its entire network, the source of nearly half of the U.S. East Coast's fuel supply, after a cyber attack that the company said was caused by ransomware. The incident is one of the most disruptive digital ransom operations ever reported and has drawn attention to how critical U.S. energy infrastructure is vulnerable to hackers. The shutdown has raised fears of a price spike at gasoline pumps ahead of peak summer driving season if it persists. Colonial transports 2.5 million barrels per day of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and other refined products through 5,500 miles (8,850 km) of pipelines linking refiners on the Gulf Coast to the eastern and southern United States. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Cli...
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Two women and a four-year-old child were shot in Times Square in New York City Saturday afternoon, and the New York Police Department is seeking a person of interest that fled the scene. According to witnesses, two to four males got into a dispute. At least one pulled out a gun, shooting the four-year-old, who was toy shopping with her family, a 23-year-old female tourist from Rhode Island and a 46-year-old woman from New Jersey, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a news conference. 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 The four-year-old and 23-year-old were sho...
Muslim rioters throw rocks, other objects, at police officers after 75,000 Muslims stream to Temple Mount for Ramadan prayers. Israel Police and Border Police forces were stationed Saturday evening throughout Jerusalem's Old City, allowing approximately 75,000 Muslims to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount. During the course of the evening, police officers were attacked on Haguy Street, and two suspects were arrested. Nearby, rocks were thrown at police officers, and one officer suffered an injury to his face. One suspect was arrested. 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 happen...
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Baltimore City police on Thursday announced the arrests of 16 homicide suspects and 13 non-fatal shooting suspects over the past month. In a release, police say that of these 29 violent crime suspects, 15 are considered repeat violent offenders. The suspects range in age from 14 to 48. 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 want to thank the many hardworking members of the Baltimore Police Department for working diligently and tirelessly to identify and apprehend those responsible for violent crime in our city,” said Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison. “To every me...
The mayor announced a 911 diversion pilot program Friday, which puts mental health workers in place of certain 911 calls when police respond.  Mayor Brandon Scott says this isn’t defunding police. 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 “Police departments can’t tackle violent crime," Scott said. "The fire department can’t tackle public health and mental emergencies and everything else.”  The program will begin in June and will be re-evaluated daily. 911 dispatchers will figure out if police need to be called or if behavioral health professionals are...
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