Baltimore, MD - Mar. 24, 2020 - Watch Rabbi Heinemann's Annual Pessach Shiur this Wednesday, Mar. 25, @ 8PM Choose which way you want to join the event:1. Join via Website:https://learnkosher.clickmeeting.com/rav-heinemann-nishei-pre-pesach-shiur2. Join via Phone: (267) 279-9000 Conference PIN: 344438396#3. Join via Mobile Application: Room ID: 442-735-689
Baltimore, MD – Mar. 25, 2020 - It is with deep sadness that BaltimoreJewishLife.com informs the community of the petirah of Yitzchak Zylberminc, Z’L, brother of Shimon Zylberminc.
Shimon will sit shiva through Monday morning, Mar. 30 and may be reached at 718.419.9833
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We have two upcoming live classes about Pesach Preparation
1. Join Rav Moshe Heinemann shlit"a for his annual Nshei Agudas Yisroel Pre-Pesach Shiur (for men and women)
Tonight- Wednesday 3/25 at 8:00 pm EST.
Three ways to join
Phone: (267) 279-9000,Conference PIN: 344438396# (Backup phone in case of issues with first number only 218-895-1203 pin 2020#)
Smartphone: Download the clickwebinar app and Join via app: Room ID: 442-735-689
2. Join Rabbi Zvi Goldberg and Rabbi Sholom Tendler for an interactive Passover Products webinar, ...
Scott’s Letter To Baltimore City Federal Delegation Includes Requests For Direct Financial Support for Residents, As Well As Small Business Aid
BALTIMORE, MD (March 25, 2020) — Council President Brandon M. Scott sent a letter this afternoon to the members of Congress who represent Baltimore, including Maryland’s U.S. Senators. The letter encourages them to pass a fiscal stimulus that is adequate to meet the grave public health and economic needs created by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
“Now, more than ever, we must step up and ensure that our constituents are taken care of and supported by their government in this time of deep uncertainty. Thank you for the great work you have done and continue to do in Congress on behalf of all Marylanders. Give...
Israel’s Defense Minister Naftali Bennett said during a press conference on the coronavirus outbreak Wednesday that the country should expect to see “a wave of severe morbidity coming,” within 10 days time.
“It [COVID-19] is at the shore of Israel, so to speak, and we expect that within 10 days time we will see a massive increase of severe patients, we can work to change the situation,” Bennett said.
The minister stressed the importance of protecting the elderly from the pandemic and said Israel is doing the best job out of any other country to protect the older population.
“We have set up a crisis cell with all the Israeli institutions, led by the Mossad and the Defense and Health ministries,” he maintained. “I can tell you today that we ...
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Thousands of Yidden are now home from work, school, or Yeshiva – whether due to school closures, quarantine, or government order. This translates into tens of thousands of hours of time. Hours during which we can accomplish so much. Beth Medrash Govoha's highly-popular Shivti program is partnering with Agudath Israel’s Ki Heim ...
Baltimore, MD – Mar. 25, 2020 - It is with sadness that BaltimoreJewishLife.com informs the community of the petirah of Mrs. Sarah Murik, a’h, sister of Dr. Zipora Schorr and Rabbi Nachman Kahana.
The levaya was on Tuesday.
Shiva is only by phone or email; No visitors
Dr. Schorr: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rabbi Kahana: email@example.com
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Baltimore, MD - Mar. 25, 2020 - 12:30 PM - Rabbi Yaakov Hopfer, President of the Vaad HaRabbonim of Baltimore, explains that any one who made a kabalah yesterday to fast today, whether a half day or whole, should not fast due to the Coronavirus situation and the obligation upon everyone to maintain their strength and health. The kabala is considered a kabala bi'taus, a mistaken acceptance, as it was based on those who did not accurately translate or understand the letter from Rav Chaim, Shlita.The main mission now is Teshuva and Tefila, and not through fasting.May Hashem hear our Tefilos and bring Yeshuos to all of us.Rabbi Yaakov Hopfer,Vaad HaRabbanim
Please see letter regarding Yom Kippur Koton from HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky, shlita, below Baltimore, MD &nd...
The number of Israeli coronavirus fatalities rose to five on Wednesday, according to Israel’s Health Ministry, and 2,030 Israelis have so far been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus. The two latest fatalities were announced on Wednesday morning. It remains unclear if the victims had underlying medical conditions.
Malka Keva, 67, of Bat Yam, succumbed to COVID-19 on Tuesday afternoon. Another man, 87, died of the disease several hours later at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center. Both suffered from several serious pre-existing conditions, according to the Health Ministry. The country’s first COVID-19 fatality, 88-year-old Jerusalem resident and Holocaust survivor Aryeh Even, died over the weekend at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
According to Heb...
A New Jersey man who allegedly coughed on a Wegmans employee and said he had coronavirus was charged Tuesday with a terroristic threat, among other charges, officials said.
George Falcone, 50, from Freehold, N.J., was charged with terroristic threats, obstructing administration of law or other governmental function and harassment after the incident occurred Sunday, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal (D) said in a statement.
On Sunday, a Wegmans employee reportedly asked Falcone to step back after he was “standing too close to her” and an open display of prepared food. She covered her food while asking him, according to the attorney general’s office.
Falcone allegedly leaned forward within three feet of her and purposefully coughed, while laughing and saying he w...
BALTIMORE — A newly released poll shows former Baltimore Police and Baltimore County spokesman T.J. Smith leading the crowded race for City Mayor.
Former mayor Sheila Dixon and City Council President Brandon Scott, are in second and third place according to the poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy.
The poll found Smith with 22% of support from likely Democratic primary voters. Dixon showed 18% with Scott at 15%.
Former Maryland Deputy Attorney General Thiru Vignarajah came in fourth at 12%, with former business executive and federal official Mary Miller getting 9%, and current mayor Jack Young only drawing 7%.
The other 17 candidates are splitting 2% of the total vote and 15% are still undecided.
Out of 400 voters who were surveyed, the poll found Smith leading a...
Toilet paper shortages, profiteering from hand sanitizer and empty shelves in grocery stores.
Thanks to COVID-19, governments in most industrialized nations are preparing for shortages of life's necessities. If they fail, riots over food may be inevitable. Some wonder if we are responding appropriately to COVID-19, and it's clear that recent events expose a fundamental flaw in the global systems that bring us our daily bread.
We live in a wondrous age when global supply chains seamlessly link farmers and consumers using the principles of "just enough, just in time." For years, companies have worked hard to keep inventories low, timing shipments to balance supply and demand using knife-edge accuracy.
In many ways, this system is a miracle. Low-cost food is ...
Baltimore, MD - Mar. 25, 2020 - During these trying times people are taking it upon themselves to recite and study the parshah of the Ketores becasue at the Korach rebellion a magefah erupted and Aaron HaKohein stopped it by bringing ketores.In order to contribute to this effort Rabbi Yoav Elan is making his Ketores slideshow freely available online.
President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin delivered a statement to the nation this evening, Wednesday 25 March / 29 Adar in light of the coronavirus. President Rivlin’s remarks in full:"My fellow Israeli citizens, We are in complex and difficult times for Israel’s leaders, Israeli society and as part of the family of nations. This evening, further emergency regulations came into force that limit our freedom of movement, our liberty, in a way that has never happened before, all for our well-being, all for the welfare of those dearest to us. At a time when here, in the State of Israel, we are burying our dead simply, holding weddings without guests, closing yeshivot and synagogues, schools and universities; in these moments of crisis, we must also learn the art of obedience. To follow the i...
Baltimore, MD - Mar. 25, 2020 — The closure of Maryland public schools amid the coronavirus pandemic has been extended for four more weeks.
Maryland school Superintendent Karen Salmon announced Wednesday morning that schools will remain closed until at least April 24.
Maryland public schools students have been out of school for almost two weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic. Maryland closed all public schools on March 16. Lessons were sent home in packets and online.
"We don't want to close down school for the rest of the year like some other states have done, but we don't want to bring kids back if they're not safe next week either," Hogan said.
The superintendent and the Board of Education came to the decision after meeting Tuesday by telephone confere...
I planned this article for the week of Rosh Chodesh Nisan way before I realized that most of us will probably not be able to be guests at other people’s homes for Pesach. The article still has a lot of value.
Since many of us will be guests at other people’s houses for the Seder or for some other time during Pesach, it seems like an opportune time to discuss the laws pertaining to being a guest in someone else’s house.
Some of these rules are fairly self-explanatory. For example, a guest should not bring another guest with him (Bava Basra 98b).
A guest should feel that whatever the host serves and prepares is in his honor. The Gemara explains, “What does a good guest say? How hard the host worked for me! How much meat he brought! How much wine he served! How many...