The Baltimore City Council approved new legislation Monday night set to help city agencies identify the symptoms of trauma and help reduce its effect on children, according to WBAL-TV 11.
The Baltimore City Trauma-Responsive Care Act will establish a citywide task force with the purpose of identifying children who have experienced trauma and assist them in finding help.
Councilman Zeke Cohen sponsored the bill, stating over 50% of the children in Baltimore have experienced at least one type of major trauma. If this trauma goes unaddressed, the possibility of the young person becoming an offender or victim of violence increases, Cohen said.
The new law requires all city agencies to be trained in identifying trauma and how to respond to it appropriately. The bill also calls for city agenc...
Baltimore police report a man was assaulted by a "squeegee kid" last week after he didn't allow the kid to clean his windows.
Around 6 p.m. Jan. 25, a man was sitting in his work truck in the unit block of South President Street when he was approached by an unknown black male wearing a black hoodie and black pants, according to police.
The man told police he didn't want the kid to clean his windows, and the kid then smacked the man's car window before walking away. The man got out of his truck and asked the kid why he smacked his car.
Police said the kid then punched the man in the left eye before fleeing the scene eastbound on Lombard Street.
The man was treated for blurred vision and pain by medics at the scene but denied to go to the hospital, police report.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is expected to leave Washington DC on Wednesday for Moscow, following the release of the Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan Tuesday night.
Netanyahu is expected to discuss the details of the Trump administration’s peace plan with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the visit.
The meeting may also be used as an opportunity to release jailed Israeli-American woman Naama Issachar, the 26-year-old Israeli tourist who was arrested during a layover in Moscow last April while flying back to Israel from India.
If Issachar is released during the visit, she may return to Israel with the Prime Minister.
Issachar, who was convicted of drug smuggling after nine grams of marijuana were found in her luggage, requested a presidential...
Defense Minister slams A-G Mandelblit for filing indictments against Netanyahu while PM is meeting President Trump in Washington.
Defense Minister Naftali Bennett criticized Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit for filing three indictments against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu while Netanyahu is in Washington DC to discuss the unveiling of the Trump Administration's Middle East peace plan.
"I can't understand why the Attorney General hurried to immediately indict Prime Minister Netanyahu, who is now in the midst of a historic event in Washington DC," Bennett tweeted.
"Why should they humiliate Prime Minister Netanyahu precisely when he is abroad, representing us all, including all the citizens of Israel? You could wait two days for his return to Israel," Bennett...
Mandelblit announced his final indictment on November 21, but could not file it with the courts until the immunity request process was concluded.
Within hours of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu withdrawing his immunity request on Tuesday, Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit filed an indictment with the Jerusalem District Court against him for bribery, fraud and breach of trust.Mandelblit had announced his final indictment on November 21, but could not file it with the courts until the immunity request process was concluded.
The indictment's filing could impact the March 2 election and alter the course of negotiations over forming a new government and who will be the new prime minister.Hours after announcing the indictment on November 21, Mandelblit gave a speech in which he said...
President Rivlin began his official visit to Germany with a conversation with pupils at the Moses Mendelssohn school in Berlin, along with President Steinmeier, and then met the German defense minister and the two spoke with German soldiers who recently trained alongside IDF soldiersPresident Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier today, Tuesday 28 January / 2 Shevat, spoke this morning with a group of students at the Jüdisches Gymnasium Moses Mendelssohn high school in Berlin. The presidents were welcomed on arrival at the school with songs including ‘Heveinu Shalom Aleichem / We Bring You Peace’ and ‘Kol Haolam Kulo Gesher Tzar Meod / The World Is A Very Narrow Bridge’ in German and Hebrew sung by students, together with the principal, the...
U.S. equity markets opened higher on Tuesday, rebounding from a major selloff in the previous session, as investors looked past the continued spreading of the coronavirus outbreak in China.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was higher by 100 points, or 0.4 percent, in the opening minutes of trading as it looked to put an end to its five-day skid. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have both fallen for two straight sessions. All three of the major averages fell by at least 1.6 percent on Monday.
China said on Tuesday that were 4,515 confirmed cases of the virus. Almost all of the 106 deaths have been in Hubei province, where the outbreak began.
Airlines, cruise operators and casinos snapped back after suffering steep losses on Monday while dr...
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship), which arranged flights for the new arrivals, stressed how great it was that Israel is a home where Jews can live “with pride and without fear.”
The first 184 olim (new immigrants) moving from Ukraine to Israel through the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (Keren L’Yedidut) landed in Israel on Monday on 6 separate flights. Many of the olim said that anti-Semitism was a push factor in their decision to make aliyah (move to Israel). Alexander Shopotinsky (38) said: "The situation here is very difficult, one of the worst in Europe as a whole, and I feel anti-Semitism is constantly increasing."
Yesterday, also International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Israel’s Diaspora Min...
Rabbi Levi Shemtov, Head Shliach of Washington, DC, turned down an invitation to an event with President Donald Trump on Friday because it was likely to run into Shabbos. Until he received a phone call from the White House.
Rabbi Levi Shemtov, Executive Vice President of American Friends of Lubavitch and the Rebbe’s Shliach to Washington, DC, was invited for a special event at the White House on Friday.
President Donald Trump was to sign the Securing American Nonprofit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2019. It provides federal money for the protection of houses of worship and other nonprofits, authorizing $375 million in funding to secure Shuls, Mosques and other religious institutions.
But Rabbi Shemtov was not sure he could accept the invita...
Baltimore, MD - Jan. 26, 2020 - On Friday morning, January 17th close to 200 Bais Yaakov grandparents and special friends joined in the inaugural Bais Yaakov Kindergarten Grandparents Day on our Park Heights – Owings Mills campus. Benefitting from other scheduled Bais Yaakov weekend events, those joining us on this memorable day came from as far away as Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Michigan, Florida, California, Ontario Canada and Eretz Yisroel.
Despite the frigid outdoor temperatures, the beautiful sunny day and the bright blue nearly cloudless sky, were signs of the cheerful and warm inner feelings of nachas to come in the next few hours spent at Bais Yaakov.
At Bais Yaakov we have been working to create events that allow our...
Former US ambassador to the UN discusses "Deal of the Century": Israel's national security was the number one priority.
Former US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley spoke on Monday at the Israel Center on Addictions event in the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
In her remarks, Haley addressed US President Donald Trump's peace plan, the “Deal of the Century”, which will be unveiled on Tuesday.
"The number one priority" of the deal is "the national security of Israel," she said.
“We knew we would not do anything to compromise security, and there would be no deal if either party disagreed," Haley added, according to a report in Israel Hayom.
"The goal is to get to a place where we can help the Palestinians be in better condition - without harming ...
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said Israelis were not welcome to visit the kingdom after Israel decreed that Israeli citizens could visit Saudi Arabia under certain circumstances, CNN reported on Monday.
“Our policy is fixed. We do not have relations with the State of Israel and Israeli passport holders cannot visit the kingdom at the current time,” the US broadcaster quoted Prince Faisal bin Farhan as saying.
A statement from Israel‘s interior minister on Sunday said Israelis — if invited and permitted by Saudi authorities — would be allowed to travel there for religious reasons on pilgrimage or for up to nine days for business reasons such as investment or meetings.
Israelis, mostly M...
Israel-based drugstore chain Super-Pharm has implemented shelf organization technologies developed by WiseShelf in 14 of its stores, according to WiseShelf CEO Shalom Nakdimon. Super-Pharm is also among the investors in the Caesarea-based startup, which has raised $2.6 million to date.
WiseShelf’s system integrates light sensors and cameras that continually monitor what is happening on the shelf, providing retailers with information in real-time concerning the organization and the availability of certain products, Nakdimon said in an interview with Calcalist. The company is currently in negotiations with additional retailers in the US and Europe, he added. Read more at Algemeiner
Holocaust survivors in Israel are better off financially than in the past thanks to the efforts of campaigners after decades of government neglect and bureaucracy, but some still live in poverty.
World leaders joined some of the survivors in Poland on Monday to mark 75 years since Soviet troops liberated Auschwitz, the biggest Nazi death camp, where more than 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, perished.
With an average age of 85, some 140,000 Holocaust survivors live in Israel today. Another 50,000 have recently been added to a broader category of survivors that include Jews who faced persecution in countries such as Algeria and Iraq.
Israel‘s government allocated a record 5.5 billion shekels ($1.6 billion) to all survivors of persecution in 2019, up from 2.9 bil...
French President Emmanuel Macron was locked in a dispute with senior representatives of his country’s judiciary on Monday, after earlier expressing support for putting the alleged antisemitic murderer of a Jewish woman on trial.
In a speech to French Jews in Jerusalem last Thursday, Macron addressed the widely-condemned Dec. 2019 decision by prosecutors in Paris to excuse the accused killer, 29-year-old Kobili Traore, from a criminal trial.
The prosecutors deemed that Traore’s intake of cannabis on the night that he tortured and murdered Sarah Halimi — his 65-year-old Jewish neighbor — had rendered him delusional and therefore criminally not responsible for his actions.
In his remarks in Israel, Macron appeared to disagree with that ruling.
MONSEY (VINnews) — A psychiatrist hired to evaluate Grafton Thomas, has declared that Thomas’ mental illness deems him incompetent to stand trial on federal hate crimes charges.
Thomas is accused of using a machete to attack Jews attending a Chanukah party at the home of Rabbi Rottenburg in the Forshay neighborhood of Monsey on Dec. 28.
According to Attorney Michael Sussman, “Mr. Thomas was not competent to stand trial” following an evaluation by Dr. Andrew Levi, who has asked a federal judge to hold what he termed a competency evaluation.
Sussman and Thomas’ mother have insisted that Thomas’ stabbing attack was not motivated by hate, but rather was triggered by his mental illness and him not taking his medication.
“He has no history ...
WASHINGTON (JNS) — U.S. President Donald Trump signed a bill on Friday that allocates $375 million over five years to synagogues and other houses of worship, as well as additional other nonprofits, to help protect themselves against terror attacks.
The Securing American Nonprofit Organizations Against Terrorism Act will allocate $75 million annually under the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP).
Trump called it an “incredible piece of legislation.”
“It took a long time to get it here, but this is something that is very, very special and great for you as mayors,” he told those in the Oval Office for the signing of the bill. Attendees included Jewish Federations of North America president and CEO Eric Fingerhut and American Friends of Lubavitch (Chabad) e...
Pete Buttigieg talks Trump’s possible removal from office and the Senate impeachment trial during a Fox News town hall.
Press Conference By Blue White Chairman Benny Gantz, Following The Meeting With President Trump:
“The president’s ‘peace plan’ is a significant and historical milestone…immediately after the election, I will work towards implementing it from a stable, functioning Israeli government”