BALTIMORE, MD — They're the uninvited guests at every picnic. The buzzing nuisance who arrives early and refuses to leave. We're talking of course about mosquitos, the flying bloodsuckers whose bites leave your skin irritated for days.
Worst of all, Baltimore was listed among the top cities across the United States impacted by mosquitos. In honor of World Mosquito Day, which occurred on Aug. 20, the pest control company Terminix released its annual list of the Top 50 Mosquito Cities.
Terminix determined the rankings by using service data across more than 300 company branches nationwide, and identified the cities where residents needed the highest number of mosquito services last year.
Baltimore ranked 9th worst in the country, behind Memphis and ahead of Chicag...
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
- Emma Lazarus
It should come as no surprise that a Jew wrote the powerful words of exhortation and welcome engraved on the Statue of Liberty. These words proclaim the noble potential of America with alarming clarity. Millions have arrived in New York Harbor to be embraced by these words. How frightening then is it to realize that we have come to a time in our American experiment when the tone and policy of our government makes mockery of the great promise of that mighty statue and the sacred power of Emma Lazarus’ words.
Close to 100 leaders of the Daf Yomi community flocked to Flatbush to learn more about the Agudah’s upcoming Global Siyum Hashas of Daf Yomi taking place at MetLife Stadium on Wednesday, January 1st, 2020.
Agudah executive vice president Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel welcomed participants warmly at Agudas Yisroel Bais Binyomin, introducing Agudah chairman of the board Shlomo Werdiger who spoke about the unprecedented wave of hasmada that has taken place in recent months, as excitement for The Siyum continues to build in every corner of the world.
Numerous global initiatives to promote limud haTorah h...
Congratulations to #SinaiHospital President and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Jonathan Ringo who made the 2019 list of "105 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems" from Becker's Hospital Review.
Jonathan Ringo, MD. Senior Vice President, President and COO of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. As an executive leader of Sinai Hospital, Dr. Ringo oversees operations at the 500-bed independent teaching and research hospital. He also serves as senior vice president for LifeBridge Health, a four-hospital health system in Baltimore. Dr. Ringo is responsible for the system's move from fee-to-service to value-based care. Before joining Sinai Hospital, he served as director of population health at Northwell Health System in New Hyde Park, N.Y. Dr. Ringo has received...
President Donald Trump on Tuesday reiterated his call for Russia to be allowed to rejoin the Group of Seven industrial nations, saying it’s “more appropriate to have Russia in.”
Trump was speaking with reporters in the Oval Office days before he is set to arrive in France for this weekend’s G-7 summit.
“I guess President Obama, because Putin outsmarted him – President Obama thought it wasn’t a good thing to have Russia in, so he wanted Russia out,” Trump said, referring to his predecessor’s push for a united stand against Russia after it annexed Ukraine’s Crimea region. “But I think it’s much more appropriate to have Russia in.”
He added that “if somebody would make that motion, I would certainly be disp...
Mazel Tov to Mr and Mrs Daniel Schwartz, on the engagement of their daughter, Elka, To Zechariah Reisch from Woodmere. May the entire mishpocha have nachas.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. TEVA, +4.47% said Tuesday its FDA-approved generic version of the EpiPen is available in the U.S. at most retail pharmacies at a wholesale cost of $300 for a 2-pack. The news comes after a period of shortages for the EpiPen, a life-saving allergy treatment that is made by Mylan N.V. MYL, -0.52%.
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Israel’s Chief Rabbi David Lau on Tuesday ordered to delay the burial of the mother of a Get refuser who has been keeping his ex-wife in a state of Aguna for more than a decade.
Five years ago, the man remarried in an unofficial rabbinical court, leaving his first wife without a Get which keeps her from being remarried in a religious ceremony.
The Chief Rabbi ordered Israel’s burial society to refrain from burying the mother, whose coffin had arrived overnight from the US to Israel, until the order of the United States Rabbinical Court is upheld.
Rabbi Lau said: “We hope this move will bring about a speedy Get and the woman will be released from her moorings after so many years.”
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Los Angeles - Immigrants held in U.S. detention facilities filed a lawsuit Monday decrying what they called shoddy medical care and a failure by authorities to provide accommodations for disabilities.
In the suit filed by disability and civil rights advocates in U.S. District Court, immigrants said they’re placed in isolation as punishment and denied recommended medical treatment and surgery. Some said they’ve been denied wheelchairs and a deaf detainee who communicates in American Sign Language said he has not been provided an interpreter.
The problems harm disabled immigrants and threaten anyone in one of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s more than 50,000 detention beds who winds up getting sick or isolated from other detainees, said Monica Porter, sta...
London - Britain’s government plans to call a summit of social media companies to discuss what more they can do to fight online misinformation about vaccines following a spike in measles cases.
Although plans for such a gathering were still being worked out, Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed concern Monday at the rising incidence of measles. He said Britain had a great record in fighting the disease but things were suddenly “going in the wrong direction,” with 230 new measles cases in the first few months of this year.
He said authorities need to address misleading information online about vaccinations.
“I’m afraid people have been listening to that superstitious mumbo jumbo on the internet, all that anti-vax stuff and thinking that the MMR...
A Palestinian teen, resident of eastern Jerusalem, was indicted on Tuesday for an attempted lynch of a Jewish man who was driving on Salah ad Din Street at Israel’s capital, Hebrew-language media reported.
Last week on August 10, the 17-year-old allegedly exerted violence against the vehicle of the victim on the eve of Jewish holiday Tisha Be’ Av, which coincided this year with the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
In footage released by the Israel Police, and according to the bill of indictment, the teen hurled rocks at the car, smashing its windowpanes. After the incident police arrested two more suspects, who according to charges, identified the Jewish male by his yarmulke, began kicking the victim’s vehicle, hurling rocks and other objects at it — a few hitting t...
Washington - Airlines expect record crowds over the week-long Labor Day period.
The trade group Airlines for America forecast Tuesday that 17.5 million passengers will fly on U.S. carriers between Aug. 28 and Sept. 3. That’s 2.5 million passengers a day and a 4% increase over the same week last year.
The busiest day is expected on Friday, Aug. 30, when the group forecasts just under 3 million people will board a U.S. airline.
The airline group says carriers have added seats even though Southwest, American and United have canceled thousands of flights while their Boeing 737 Max planes remain grounded.
Transportation Department figures show that travel demand has been strong all year, with fares at or near record lows, after adjusting for inflation. The numbers don&rsqu...
Anchorage, AK - Alaska’s wildfire season usually ends well before mid-August but persistent hot, dry weather has contributed to the start of new fires and the spread of old ones.
High winds Saturday damaged power lines or knocked trees into lines, sparking multiple fires, including one that temporarily shut down the highway between Anchorage and Denali National Park and burned more than 50 structures, said Tim Mowry, spokesman for the Alaska Division of Forestry.
Heavy rain has dampened fires north of the Alaska Range but has not reached areas north and south of Anchorage.
“Usually our folks are in the Lower 48 helping out and we’re drowning in rainfall in August in most of Alaska,” he said.
Fire crews are working with the state fire marshal to confi...
Fullerton, CA - A retired administrator working as a consultant to California State University, Fullerton was fatally stabbed Monday in a campus parking lot on the first day of the school year in what police called a targeted attack, though they were not sure of a motive.
Steven Shek Keung Chan, 57, of Hacienda Heights was found inside a silver Infiniti. He had been stabbed many times, police said.
He worked in admissions at the university before retiring and had been rehired for the fall semester.
A witness who called 911 at 8:27 a.m. said the attacker ran away, Fullerton police Lt. Jon Radus said. He was described as being in his 20s with black hair, wearing black pants and a black shirt.
“We do not know motive at this point for what occurred,” Radus told repo...
Israel is facilitating the emigration of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to other countries, a senior Israeli official said on Monday.
The Jewish state is reportedly considering allowing Gazans to fly from an Israeli air field near Gaza, the official said, according to media reports. The official is part of the delegation currently with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Ukraine.
Israel is helping coordinate with other countries to find new homes for the emigrants, the official said, adding that more than 35,000 Palestinians left Gaza last year.
None of the European and Middle Eastern countries that Israel approached about accepting the Gazans would take them, according to the official who mentioned that the operation had been discussed several times in the cabinet.
It is with great sadness that Matzav.comreports the petira of R’ Yehoshua Ben Paz, a yungerman who was pulled out of the waters in Tel Aviv last night.
ZAKA divers were called to the beach last night after a man entered the waters with a friend and disappeared into the surf. ZAKA was later able to recover the body of R’ Yehoshua Ben Paz, a 24-year-old yungerman from the Givat Shaul neighborhood of Yerushalayim.
The Levaya of R’ Yehoshua Ben-Paz who drowned in the Tel Aviv beach last night, will leave from his parents’ home at the Assam complex in Bnei Brak at 3:00 PM, and will continue front there to Yerushalayim, where he will be buried on Har Hamenuchos.
R’ Ben-Paz leaves behind a wife and two young children.
We learn about the requirement to bentch Birkas Hamazon after eating and being satiated from the posuk in Devarim, Perek Ches, posuk yud. The gemara in Brachos, daf chof alef, amud alef says that we learn that Birkas Hamazon is a mitzvah d’Oraysa from the above posuk. All other brachos achronos are mi’DeRabbanan.
The shiur for drinking in order to be required to say a bracha achrona is discussed in the Tur, Orach Chaim, siman kuf tzaddik which discusses that there is a safek whether the shiur for a bracha achrona is a kzayis or a reviis. The Tur therefore says that a person should be ca...
6TH ANNUAL BIKER CHOLIM MEN’S BIKE-THON AN OVERWHELMING SUCCESS!
By Mordechai Gottlieb & Rochelle Goldberg
Tire pressure accurate? Check! Seat Adjusted? Check! Helmets on? Check! The excitement in the air was palpable this past Sunday morning, as the over 200 cyclists rode off on the glorious scenic routes of Maryland at 50, 25, and 10-mile challenges. Together with our 3-7-year-old junior cyclists in-training, raising over 154,000 dollars to help support Bikur Cholim of Baltimore and its Mission of Kindness.
For the sixth year in a row, Biker Cholim 2019, Bikur Cholim of Baltimore/LifeBridge Health Men’s Bike-a-thon and King David Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Family Fun and BBQ event was an overwhelming success, with more cyclists, more fun, more ...
Raccoon Hit By Motorist Is Confirmed as Rabid
Department of Health seeks assistance identifying man who removed the animal from roadway
On Friday, August 16, 2019 Baltimore County Police responded to a call about a raccoon that was hit by a car in the unit block of Slade Avenue (21208). The raccoon tested positive for rabies and the Baltimore County Department of Health is asking for help identifying the person that removed the dead animal from the roadway.
Described as a Caucasian male in his late 30s with brown hair, wearing glasses, and driving a Toyota four-door sedan, it is vitally important that this good Samaritan seek medical treatment immediately. Contact with a rabid animal may result in death.
The Baltimore County Department of Health is advises this person or anyo...