Workers from the Western Wall Heritage Foundation prepared the Kotel Tuesday for the massive gatherings of worshippers expected during the upcoming holiday season.
Beginning with Rosh Hashannah at the end of September and continuing through the Sukkot festival in late October, hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected at the Kotel Plaza.
On Tuesday, workers inspected the stones of the Kotel, to ensure that no stones had become loose since the last inspection.
In addition, the workers cleaned out the crevices on the outside of the Kotel from birds’ nests and various objects carried by birds.
The cleaning and inspection operation is carried out twice a year by the Western Wall Heritage Foundation – once ahead of the High Holidays in the fall, and once prior to the Passov...
President Trump announced Tuesday that he has fired National Security Adviser John Bolton, saying he “disagreed strongly” with his suggestions on a range of issues.
“I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,” Trump tweeted.
“I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning,” he continued. “I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week.”
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BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD. (WJZ) — Baltimore County Police have arrested a suspect after a suspicious van with 660 gallons of fuel was found near White Marsh Monday evening.
A 30-year-old man has been arrested, police have not identified him yet.
Police were dispatched around 3:30 p.m. to Royal Farms store on Pulaski Highway after a report that a car was filling up large tanks with fuel.
The officer arrived on scene and was able to find an arrestable driving offense for the person who was filling up the gas in order to investigate.
He arrested the suspect, and police learned the suspect as using stolen gift cards with the intention to sell the gas.
Police learned the suspect as using stolen gift cards with the intention to sell the gas.
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Police investigating a suspicious vehicle Monday morning in a parking garage in downtown Baltimore found two containers of diesel fuel, police say.
Police and fire were called shortly after 10:48 a.m. to a parking garage in the 100 block of East Pratt Street. Police and building sources told the 11 News I-Team that a van entered the garage around 4:30 a.m. Monday and parked. Security later smelled gasoline and officials saw containers of diesel fuel inside and started an investigation.
Baltimore police Col. Richard Worley said fire officials noticed some suspicious things and called police. Police went in and examined the van with a robot. Worley said they found devices that they thought could be hazardous, loaded with diesel fuel with cables running to it that made it...
srael will hold a ceremony to commemorate the 9/11 Twin Tower attacks on Tuesday afternoon at the Jerusalem Park. As a tribute to the Tribute in Lights representing the Twin Towers, Jerusalem's skies will be lighten up – reaching up to 300 meters.
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BALTIMORE, Md. (WBFF) - Officials say a suspicious vehicle that prompted the evacuation of much of downtown Baltimore turned out to be a van filled with stolen diesel fuel.
Baltimore officials originally reported that the a vehicle with 1,000 gallons of gasoline was found in a parking garage on Calvert Street between Pratt and Light streets.They used a robot to investigate the vehicle, on the second floor of the garage, and determined that suspicious devices on the van were "basically used to steal diesel fuel."
Police Col. Richard Worley said "it's not a lot" of diesel fuel. He said there appears to be no "ill intent" with the suspicious vehicle, as far as possible terroristic activity.
A large portion of downtown Baltimore was evacuated, between East Baltimore Street, Conway Stre...
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Police investigating a suspicious vehicle Monday morning in a parking garage in downtown Baltimore found containers of gasoline, sources told the 11 News I-Team.
Police were called shortly after 11 a.m. to a parking garage in the 100 block of East Pratt Street. Police and building sources told the I-Team that a van entered the garage early Monday morning and parked. Security later smelled gasoline and police saw containers of gasoline inside and started an investigation.
A city official told the I-Team that law enforcement was doing a final sweep of buildings around the parking garage where the suspicious vehicle is parked. If they don't find anything, the all clear will be given about 4 p.m.
Bomb technicians and hazardous materia...
Just weeks after lambasting Baltimore as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” President Donald Trump will visit the Maryland city to huddle with congressional Republicans – a gathering that could draw local protests and reignite an ugly feud between the White House and the black-majority locality.
The White House confirmed Sunday that Trump would address House Republicans at their biennial retreat this Thursday. Republican lawmakers and aides – who chose the city for their three-day gathering before Trump decried it as “the Worst in the USA” – weren’t sure the president would want to attend.
Trump’s attendance could elate GOP lawmakers still licking their wounds from last fall’s midterm shellacking by the Democrats, who...
Our 2019-20 theme, “Building and Rebuilding,” speaks to OCA’s commitment to build upon our vision of Community, Individuality, and Excellence in all aspects of our school. We are proud of OCA’s strong foundation of community warmth and cohesiveness; our progressive, child-centered, and empirically-based instructional methods; and our goal of achieving excellence in everything we do. In designing our theme for this year, we chose to take it a step further by encouraging students to see themselves as an important part of who we are as an institution. Enjoy this video recap of the first day of the school year where students were introduced to the concept of Building and Rebuilding and settled in for a year of learning, growth and, of course, fun!
Joseph’s knee hurts, badly. He can’t really get around pain free, let alone do his daily morning power walk. He takes some non-prescription pain killer. For a few hours, there is some relief although a dull ache is always there. How long can he keep taking these pills? They begin to bother his stomach by the third day of taking them. Debra’s lower back is always in pain. She has a special pillow for the back of her chair in the office she works in, but still has to get up every 20 minutes to walk around. Sleeping is difficult for her and her quality of life has been deteriorating. Elazer is in chronic left shoulder pain. He was our hiking a few weeks ago and slipped while climbing down a hill. He used his h...
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BALTIMORE, MD — The 2019 Urban Mobility Report presented a troubling finding that commuters across the nation — especially drivers who have to commute in the Baltimore area — already know too well: Traffic congestion in the United States is at an all time worst.
The recently released report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute was based off hundreds of speed data points for every 15 minutes of the average day for almost every mile of major road in urban America.
Drivers in our city spend on average 59 hours each year in traffic delays, the 22nd highest amount in America. Baltimore also ranks 32nd in excess fuel per commuter, due to congestion, and 32nd in congestion cost per driver.
Here are the congestion statistics for Baltimore:
Question #1: Required???
“Must I physically send away the mother bird? I am squeamish!”
Question #2: Keep the Babies
“Must I take the young to fulfill the mitzvah?”
Question #3: Educated!
“I am so excited about the opportunity to fulfill this special mitzvah, with all its rewards, but I want to make sure I do it properly. Can you please enlighten me?”
Well known and poorly understood
This week’s parsha includes the laws of a mitzvah, or more accurately, two mitzvos that are both well-known and yet poorly understood. The Torah teaches that when we happen to find a nest of birds, we are to send away the mother and keep the young; that is, either the baby birds or the eggs. An entire chapter of Mish...
At the beginning of this week’s parsha, the process of prosecuting the idolater is discussed. Regarding his or her demise by stoning it is stated, (17:7) “and you shall wipe out the evil from your midst.”
Immediately thereafter, we are taught of the procedure regarding the zakein mamreh, the elder who engages in a dispute with the Sanhedrin and advises others in contradiction to their decree. He is put to death for this insurrection, about which it is said, (17:12) “and you will wipe out the evil from Yisrael.”
R’ Moshe Shternbuch, in Ta’am VaDa’as, explains the slight discrepancy between the two phrases. He notes that the nature of the zakein mamreh is such that in his disagreement with the Sanhed...
With Israeli elections just days away, many American Jews are watching closely, hoping that Benjamin Netanyahu will finally be defeated.
American Jews, overwhelmingly Democrats and liberals, have a litany of complaints about Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. They believe he insulted President Barack Obama by trying to prevent the passage of his Iran nuclear deal with an address to a joint session of Congress. They claim Netanyahu’s 2018 law declaring Israel the nation-state of the Jewish people has eroded the country’s democracy. Above all, they blame Netanyahu for the lack of progress on the Palestinian front.
There is a reasonable chance that Netanyahu will win. If he does not, though, the victor will most certainly come from Israel’s ...