Are you aware of the connection between the El Paso shooter and Palestinian terrorists?
No, the shooter wasn’t a Palestinian and had no known affiliation with the Palestinian cause. He was apparently an anti-immigrant white nationalist, as indicated in the manifesto he seems to have posted on a shady website shortly before he set out to kill innocent Hispanic people, accomplishing that goal in 22 cases, and failing in 24 others, where the victims were merely wounded.
The Palestinian “connection,” such as it is, is indirect, and involves Jake Tapper, the well-known broadcast journalist and frequent critic of President Trump.
In the wake of the domestic terrorist attack in El Paso, many charged that the president’s rhetoric bore some responsibility for the ...
In this week's parsha, Eretz Yisrael is praised as (8:8) "A land of wheat and barley and grapes and figs and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey." These species are given a special status when it comes to making berachos. Shulchan Aruch (OC 211:4), based on the gemara (Berachos 41,) rules that if you have in front of you two foods that are both of the aforementioned seven species, the berachah should be made on the one that comes earliest in the pasuk. For example, if you have a grape and a fig, you should make the berachah on the grape. However, the determining factor is the proximity of the food to the word eretz in the pasuk. The word eretz is repeated before olive oil and honey. Thus, if you have a date ...
Israel struck several targets in the village of Aqraba south of the Syrian capital of Damascus overnight Saturday, thwarting an attack by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps against northern Israel.According to IDF Spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis, the IRGC Quds Force was planning to strike northern Israel on Thursday by launching several armed drones against the targets.
He added that the cell planning the attack received direct orders from Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani in Tehran."In a major operational effort, we thwarted an attack against Israel by Iranian Quds force and Shiite militias,” Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. “I repeat: Iran has no immunity anywhere. Our forces are operating in every direction again...
Mylan and Pfizer are still struggling with manufacturing issues for the EpiPen anti-allergy injector as the critical back-to-school season gets underway and a rival generic product hits the market.
EpiPens, which can help stop a severe or life-threatening allergic reaction, have been hard to get since at least May 2018, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the device was in short supply. Former and current employees of Pfizer’s Meridian Medical Technologies Inc., which makes the product for Mylan, said supply has been unsteady since at least 2017, when inspectors began noticing defects.
Pfizer spokeswoman Amy Rose said the drugmaker is committed to resolving the supply problem.
“Our production output is improving,” Rose said. “However, we anticipate su...
North Korea’s top diplomat said on Friday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was a “diehard toxin” who only complicates denuclearisation talks and North Korea was ready for both dialogue and standoff.
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, who took part in the Hanoi summit along with Pompeo, called the chief U.S. negotiator the “diehard toxin of the U.S. diplomacy” who employs “hackneyed sanctions rhetoric”.
Ri referred to Pompeo’s remarks in recent press interviews in which he said sanctions would be kept until North Korea takes concrete actions on denuclearisation.
“He is truly impudent enough to utter such thoughtless words which only leave us disappointed and skeptical as to whether we can solve any problem with such a g...
The trade war between the United States and China worsened Friday as Beijing imposed retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion in American goods and President Trump took the extraordinary step of calling on U.S. companies to stop doing business with China.
The new tariffs, which included reinstated levies on auto products, delivered a strategically timed blow as recession warning signs cast doubt on the strength of the U.S. economy.
Trump initially directed his ire at Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell in Friday tweets, painting the Fed’s lack of monetary easing as a greater threat to American workers and businesses. But moments later he said he would be responding to China’s tariffs later Friday and demanded American companies cut ties with China.
“Our great American compan...
Hamas and Islamic Jihad praised Friday the terror attack near Dolev settlement that killed 17-year-old Rina Shnreb, but refrained from claiming responsibility for it.
In Friday’s main sermon in the Gaza Strip, Hamas leader Ismail Haniya said “this is a heroic attack which we don’t know who stands behind it and who planned it, but it, among others, prove that Jerusalem will explode,” reported Hebrew-language YNET News outlet.
In a statement issued earlier by Hamas, it was stated that the attack took place “on the 50th anniversary to the burning of the al-Aqsa mosque and clarifies that our people did not and will not abandon the al-Aqsa mosque even for one day, whoever the victims might be.”
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has undergone radiation treatment for a malignant tumor found on her pancreas, the Supreme Court disclosed Friday. It is her second treatment within a year for the disease.
The court said the treatment began earlier this month, and has been completed.
“The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body,” the court’s spokeswoman said in a statement. “Justice Ginsburg will continue to have periodic blood tests and scans. No further treatment is needed at this time.”
Ginsburg last December had part of a lung removed after cancer was discovered there. For the first time, the 86-year-old justice missed a monthly sitting of the court, although she kept up with oral arguments and wrote a decisio...
Rabbi Eitan Shnerb, 46, who was moderately injured in an attack that killed his duaghter Rina hy”d and critically inured his son Dvir, received a phone call from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who told him “myself and the people of Israel mourn with you,” Hebrew-language YNET News outlet reported.
“I wish you and your son a full recovery,” the premier added.
Shnerb responded and said, “Rina, to me is a martyr of the people of Israel. With Hashem’s help we will grow stronger, we will build more, study more Torah, be stronger, my wife and I, this is our message,” he concluded, according to local media.
A family relative, Nadav Shenhav, was cited by YNET News as saying before the funeral, “Rina was all about fully giving and an...
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), including Israel Police and Shin Bet, launched a full-scale manhunt on Friday in attempt to catch the culprits who set off a bomb that murdered Rina Shnerb and injured her father and brother.
In an official statement released by the IDF, Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi said “We are in the midst of a pursuit being led by IDF, [Shin Bet] and Israeli Police forces and are coordinating a wide-ranging operational intelligence effort to locate the perpetrators of this grave and murderous attack.”
Referring to the victims of the attack, Kohavi said “I am in pain for the Shnerb family and for the murder of their daughter, Rina. I wish Eitan and Dvir a speedy recovery and am sending strength to the family on this difficult day.&...
In our ever-changing and ever-challenging society, a Rav needs to be proactive to confront the issues of the times and to inspire and lead his Kehilla. This is the goal of the annual conference of the Midwest Agudas Yisroel Council of Synagogue Rabbonim. 60 rabbis joining together, to work together, to learn about the latest advancements in medicine, mental health and technology and to discuss solutions and strategies to protect and build the mishpachos of Klal Yisroel.
It’s a daunting task, but Hashem has blessed the communities of the Midwest with high-caliber Rabbonim; Rabbonim whose dedication, insight and wisdom are only matched by their gadlus b’Torah.
Each year, this conference, an...
The Israeli military issued a stern warning to Hamas on Thursday, saying it must enforce its control over other terrorist groups like Islamic Jihad as tensions continue to simmer on the Gaza Strip border, while Israel’s foreign minister said the IDF was prepared for a major operation in Gaza.
Recent days have seen an uptick in attacks on southern Israel, with rockets and mortars being fired, as well as an infiltration attempt. The IDF has engaged in measured retaliation for each incident, many of which are believed to be the work of Iran-backed Islamic Jihad.
Israel holds Gaza-ruling Hamas responsible for all violence emanating from the coastal enclave.
The Israeli news site Walla reported that Avichay Adraee, the IDF’s Arabic-language spokesperson, addressed Gazans directly...
Parshas Eikev/Baltimore Zmanim / Eruv is UP!
Baltimore, MD – Aug. 23, 2019
Chatzos: 1:09:02 PM
Hadlakas Nairos: 7:33pm
Tzais HaKochavim: 8:33pm
1) Connecting the end of Parshas V’eschanan with Parshas Eikev
The pasuk starts off in the parsha, “V’hayah eikev tishma’un eis hamishpatim ha’eileh”. It will be when you listen to the laws of the Torah, then Hashem will give you good things. Perek 7, pasuk 12, as the Torah enumerates. So, the Gra says, very interesting he’arah that ties in parshas V’eschanan into parshas Eikev. We know that the Torah is sequencial. If you look at the end of parshas V’eschanan it talks about Hashem being honest and shomer habris, He watches the commitments that he makes, and he pays reward, the pasuk says, “l’shomer mitvosav l’elef dor”, for a thousand generations. So, what’s the pshat t...
Mazel Tov to Avi and Devorah Finkelstein on the birth of a daughter. Mazal Tov to grandparents, Rabbi David and Debbie Finkelstein and Mr. Eliezer and Arleen Hamby. Mazel Tov to great- grandparents, Mrs. Naomi Finkelstein, Mr. Jack and Marion Jacob and Ms. Barbara Hamby.
We regret to inform you of the passing of our long-time member, Dorothy Beryl Lieberwitz, of Baltimore, MD, passed away on August 22, 2019 at the age of 93. She is survived by her children, Ellen (late David) Glickman, Joel (Joanne Taormina) Seasonwein and Maurie (Gerard) Gonzalez, grandchildren, Elaine (Tzvi) Chesler, Diane (Ari) Weintraub, Moshe (Shira) Glickman, Hannah (David) Archer, Ari Mack, Angela Gonzalez, Heather (Michael) Arazi, and Jeremy Gonzalez, and many great-grandchildren. Mrs. Lieberwitz was predeceased by her husband, David Lieberwitz, her brother, Marvin (Lillian) Leff, and her parents, Sidney and Eva Leavay.
Graveside services and interment were held at Chevra Ahavas Chesed Cemetery - Randallstown on Friday, August 23, at 9:30 am.
The family will be sitting...
During the week following Labor Day, MyBGE will return to Reisterstown Road to perform preventative maintenance work on its underground transmission circuit. This will result in the modification of vehicular and pedestrian traffic along Reisterstown Road north of the intersection with McDonogh Road and Craddock Lane as follows:Two northbound lanes will remain open but be shifted to allow for the work zone. The left-turn lane from southbound Reisterstown Road to eastbound Cradock Lane will be closed and detoured.To access Cradock Lane when traveling southbound on Reisterstown Road, motorists will be directed to turn left on Avalon Way and turn left on Greene Tree Road to Cradock Lane.The sidewalk along northbound MD 140 from Cradock Lane and Crossroads Drive will beclosed.Next week, custome...
Magen David Adom (MDA) personnel were forced to declare the death of Rina Shnerb, the 17-year-old young woman injured Friday in a terror attack near the Binyamin-region town of Dolev.
Three people were injured in the attack, which occurred at the Ein Bubin spring near Dolev when a terrorist threw an explosive device at Israeli hikers.
She will be buried Friday afternoon in the new cemetery in her hometown of Lod.
Her father was moderately injured in the attack, while her 20-year-old brother suffered serious injuries.
The terrorists who threw the explosive device escaped the scene and are being hunted by the IDF.
IDF forces are chasing a suspicious vehicle which escaped the scene and is believed to be the vehicle of the terrorists who threw the explosive device. The possibili...
In the prelude to their crossing the Jordan, Moshe warns them, Do not say to yourself, when the Lord, your God, has repelled them from before you, saying, “Because of my righteousness, the Lord has brought me to possess this land,” and [that] because of the wickedness of these nations, the Lord drives them out from before you. Not because of your righteousness or because of the honesty of your heart, do you come to possess their land... (דברים ט ד-ה)
Facing an apparently harsh reality, the Jewish people become aware that aren’t as good as they think they are, and are fortunate despite their lack of worthiness to nevertheless merit entering the Land.
But didn’t the Torah state very clearly ju...