The City's Department of Public Works will be open for extended hours on Monday to help residents work through their standing real estate transactions amid the recovery from the crippling ransomware attack. Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young released in a statement that a manual "workaround" has been established to process real estate transactions after many property plans were put on hold during the city's computer system outage.  To better accommodate citizens, the Abel Wolman Municipal Building will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. starting on Monday.  This workaround will allow those with outstanding real estate transactions to acquire certificates necessary to purchase a home granted that they sign an affidavit stating that all charges will be paid once the p...
People coming to daven at a Chicago shul on SUnday morning were shocked to discover broken glass and charred rags strewn on the floor in what appears to have been an arson attempt on Kehillas Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel. Chicago police confirmed that between 9 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday, someone tried to set a building in the 500 block of West Melrose aflame at two separate locations. Three broken glass bottles with an unknown substance and charred black cloth towels were found outside, police said. No one was injured, and no buildings were damaged. Late Sunday, police released surveillance footage of a suspect in the attempted arson. He was described as a light-skinned male wearing a hooded black jacket, black pants and black shoes and was carrying a black bag, according to...
Hatzalah introduced a new project this week called the Hatzalah Aviation Division. The HatzolAir is an airplane dedicated to airlifting patients of Hatzalah to hospitals and will be used in situations where the patient isn’t in a condition to be transferred any other way. The service is opening up in New York with plans to add more planes and locations in the near future.
Adva Biton, whose daughter Adele, H'yd, was critically wounded after being struck in a Shomorn rock attack 2013 and died of her wounds two years later, gave birth to a daughter on Adele’s Hebrew birthday.m, On March 14 2013, Adva Briton was driving on the Trans-Samaria Highway, taking her three youngest daughters home from a visit to their grandmother’s house. A barrage of stones thrown by Palestinian youths at passing vehicles caused the family car to crash into a truck “Last night, b’chasdei Hashem, I gave birth to our seventh daughter on the fifteenth of Iyar, on the same date as her sister, Adele,” Biton wrote on Facebook, adding that the birth was a “mix of emotions” for her. In an interview with Ayala Hasson, Dr. Adva Biton said t...
Officials preparing for festivities in Meron this year are warning attendees to take extra measures of caution due the extreme weather forecast for Lag Ba’Omer. The weather forecasters are expecting a heat wave to roll in on Tuesday, with temperatures on Thursday in Meron expected to hit one hundred degrees Farenheit. Public officials are warning all the people intending to make the journey to be prepared for intense heat and to carry with them lots of liquids for hydration.
Baltimore (WJZ)– 5:36 AM - I-895 Harbor Tunnel was closed in both directions Monday morning after an overnight tractor trailer vehicle fire. Crews were working to clean up the remains from the incident. Traffic detoured around the tunnel. Drivers were urged to avoid the area and use I-95 or I-695 as alternate routes.
Washington - - U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Iran in a tweet on Sunday, raising concerns about a potential U.S.-Iran conflict at a time when tensions between Washington and Tehran have risen. “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again,” Trump said in a tweet. Trump has tightened economic sanctions against Iran, and his administration says it has built up the U.S. military presence in the region. It accuses Iran of threats to U.S. troops and interests. Tehran has described U.S. moves as “psychological warfare” and a “political game.”
Baltimore, MD – May 19, 2019 - It is with deep sadness that BaltimoreJewishLife.com informs the community of the petirah Mr. Sirous Golfeiz, Z’L, brother of Mr. Oriel Golfeiz,  Rabbi Daniel Golfeiz,  Mr. Gavriel Golfeiz,  Mrs. Vida Attar (Golfeiz), and Mrs. Zhila Zarabian (Golfeiz). The levayah took place this morning. Kevura to take place in Har HaMenuchos on Monday, May 20. Gavriel Golfeiz will return to Baltimore on Tuesday. Shiva is currently being observed at 3206 Hatton Road, Baltimore, MD, 21208. Visiting times: 10A-1P and 3P-9P Shacharis 7:00 AM Mincha/Maariv: 8:00 PM (Mincha Erev Shabbos: 3:00 PM  ) Bila HaMaves LaNetzach...
On Sunday, May 19, the Department for Diaspora Activity of the World Zionist Organization inaugurated "Beit Ha'Am - Marom" a unique community center in Uganda. The center is named after Yoni Netanyahu z"l, H'yd, who died July 4,1976, during "Operation Entebbe." Also known as, the Israel Defense Force's "Operation Thunderbolt," the mission was to rescue 106 hostages held in the Uganda airport. The mostly Israeli hostages were in danger, separated from other passengers and detained, from the Air France plane hijacked by PFLP terrorists. Yoni Netanyahu z"l was the only military fatality, during the daring night time raid on enemy territory 2,500 miles from Israel, during which 102 hostages were saved.  "Beit Ha'Am - Marom" was built in Uganda's capital, Kam...
The powerful Lebanese Hezbollah militia has thrived for decades on generous cash handouts from Iran, spending lavishly on benefits for its fighters, funding social services for its constituents and accumulating a formidable arsenal that has helped make the group a significant regional force, with troops in Syria and Iraq. But since President Donald Trump introduced sweeping new restrictions on trade with Iran last year, raising tensions with Tehran that reached a crescendo in recent days, Iran’s ability to finance allies like Hezbollah has been curtailed. Hezbollah, the best funded and most senior of Tehran’s proxies, has seen a sharp fall in its revenue and is being forced to make draconian cuts to its spending, according to Hezbollah officials, members and supporters. Fight...
A massive load of more than 1,000 polished Yemenite Shofaros or antelope horns were stolen from a Brooklyn home, police said Friday. A 70-year-old Crown Heights man was inside his garage at Montgomery Street and Albany Avenue on Thursday at around 3:45 p.m. Thursday when he discovered that a thief had forcibly busted through his front garage door and swiped about 32 boxes containing 1,250 pieces of the ancient musical horns made from the Kudu antelope in Africa. The crook remains on-the-lam. Read more at NY Post
A partial crane collapse took place at a construction site in Yavneh. The site located on Jabotinsky Street in the city saw, numerous people critically injured after pieces of the crane fell to the ground. United Hatzalah EMT Avi Babbai who was one of the first responders at the scene said that currently, United Hatzalah volunteers are treating four people four critical injuries as a result of the accident. Firefighters are active at the scene and working to extricate the injured.  United Hatzalah EMT Yoni Uziyahu reported from the scene that four people have been confirmed dead at the scene of the crane collapse on Jabotinsky Street in Yavneh. Firefighters are still working to rescue a fifth person stuck on the crane itself.
Baltimore, MD – May 14, 2019 - It is with deep sadness that BaltimoreJewishLife.com informs the community of the petirah Rabbi Yaakov Pollak, Z’L, husband of Mrs. Rhoda (Steinberg) Pollak.   The levaya will take place at 12PM, Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Rabbi Pollak’s shul, Cong. Shomrei Emunah 5202 14th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11219   Bila HaMaves LaNetzach...  
Baltimore, MD - May 18, 2019 -  10:38 PM -    Now is an ideal time to recite Kiddush Levana. Last time is  2:11 AM Sunday.  
A cluster of balloons attached to an explosive device landed in an IDF base in southern Israel this morning Israel Police sappers, who were called in to neutralize the Gazan explosive device, said that no one was injured and no damage was caused. “If you see a suspicious object, report it immediately to the police,” a police statement warned. Read more at Arutz Sheva.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman from Michigan on Saturday became the first member of President Donald Trump’s party on Capitol Hill to accuse him of engaging in “impeachable conduct” stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s lengthy investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. But Rep. Justin Amash stopped short of calling on Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, which many Democrats have been agitating for. Often a lone GOP voice in Congress, Amash sent a series of tweets Saturday faulting both Trump and Attorney General William Barr over Mueller’s report. Mueller wrapped the investigation and submitted his report to Barr in late March. Barr then released a summary of Mueller’s “...
Police open investigation after vandals spray paint swastika on donkey. A swastika was on Saturday found spray painted on a donkey in the southern city of Be'er Sheva. Police have opened an investigation. A 40-year-old resident of the nearby town of Tel Sheva, believed the be the owner of several swastika-marked donkeys, was detained. The "Let the Animals Live" association responded harshly to the reports, calling on authorities to prosecute those responsible to the fullest extent of the law. "We hope that the police handle with severity those who made fun of the Holocaust and tortured an animal," Let the Animals Live founder Eti Altman told News 12. "As the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, I was shocked. Justice must be done and these criminals must punished very severely."
Uh, oh. Problems with the base? A Fox News poll released Thursday had some surprising takeaways regarding respondents’ thoughts on the the handling of the Russia investigation. The 52-page-long survey, which was conducted by a bipartisan group of pollsters between May 11 and May 14, asked people’s opinions on a variety of subjects, such as President Trump’s likability, the economy, the White House’s relationship with North Korea and the handling of the Russia investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller and by Attorney General William Barr. The Fox News poll found that more people (50%) oppose the impeachment of the president than support it (42%). It also concluded that more people think that Mueller did a good job with t...
Loud blasts echoed across Damascus late on Friday, residents said, as Syrian state media reported “enemy targets” coming from the direction of Israel, which has previously acknowledged conducting repeated strikes inside Syria. The state television channel showed footage of the night sky with a point of light firing up into it and the sound of shooting, and reported that air defenses had brought down some objects. It did not immediately report casualties or material damage. There was no immediate comment from Israel, but it has been increasingly open in recent months about targeting sites in Syria that it says are connected to Damascus’ close allies Iran and Hezbollah. Israel regards Iran as its biggest enemy and the Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah as the main th...
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